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by natbeuk
26 Nov 2010 13:18
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Local groups for lively 8 month old
Replies: 8
Views: 2601

Re: Local groups for lively 8 month old

Also it's not free, but I can recommend the baby swim classes at the Bridge. They're about £3.30 a class so it's cheap compared to a lot of activities that you have to pay for, and they're a really fun way to introduce your little one to the water. My little boy loved it when we went :)
by natbeuk
26 Nov 2010 12:13
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Local groups for lively 8 month old
Replies: 8
Views: 2601

Re: Local groups for lively 8 month old

There's also a SureStart centre in Crystal Palace, at the Barnados place just behind the Sainsburys. I'm not sure what groups they run but I know they do several - I used to go to parent & baby yoga there when my litte boy was younger but am now back at work.
by natbeuk
19 Oct 2010 08:37
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Motoring Fatalities in Sydenham
Replies: 11
Views: 4823

Re: Motoring Fatalities in Sydenham

Following on from Bensoby's post.... In Australia we also have extensive use of random breath testing and mobile speed cameras. The result is that Aussie drivers are (mostly) constantly aware that the Police could be lurking around the next corner and you can see the effect it has on speed. We also ...
by natbeuk
9 Sep 2010 15:01
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: MOT/servicing recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 4231

Re: MOT/servicing recommendations

Just found this thread while looking for somewhere to get my car serviced - has anyone used Dartmouth Road Service Centre recently and if so how were they?
by natbeuk
31 Aug 2010 10:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Hotels/guest houses/B and Bs SE26 and beyond
Replies: 7
Views: 2442

Re: Hotels/guest houses/B and Bs SE26 and beyond

My partner's parents recently stayed at the Goodwood Hotel in Beckenham and said they'd really recommend it.

They've also stayed at the Premier Inn in Croydon, which is okay apparently.
by natbeuk
7 Jun 2010 12:15
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Tower Hotel Crystal Palace
Replies: 6
Views: 2593

Just a quick note to say that the in-laws ended up staying at the Goodwood Hotel in Beckenham and they really recommend it. Apparently it has been recently refurbished and while their room wasn't large it was very nice, plus they had a good breakfast, friendly management, etc.
by natbeuk
11 May 2010 20:26
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Tower Hotel Crystal Palace
Replies: 6
Views: 2593

Tower Hotel Crystal Palace

Does anyone know what this place is like? We're considering it for the in-laws as it seems to be the only local place that doesn't get bad reviews.. but that could be because there don't seem to be any reviews online at all! We did look at Melrose House but it's full for the required dates unfortuna...
by natbeuk
20 Aug 2009 12:47
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: New shop on Kirkdale
Replies: 52
Views: 27604

Sounds great! And you mentioned the magic word... "cake"... I'll definitely be popping in soon :D
by natbeuk
13 Aug 2009 16:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Can you recommend a dentist?
Replies: 2
Views: 1802

I've used the one by Forest Hill station and have no complaints!
by natbeuk
21 Jul 2009 08:26
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: New shop on Kirkdale
Replies: 52
Views: 27604

Good luck with your venture shopgirl!

If you want an electrician, we've used Michael Rolle (ph 07821 161715) for a few bits at home. He's really local, ie just down the road, and I found him to charge very reasonable prices and be very helpful.
by natbeuk
8 Jul 2009 15:37
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: 7.40am to London Bridge...
Replies: 4
Views: 2175

No, I'll just have to drag myself out 3 mins early, just in case! Thanks anyway Barty :)
by natbeuk
8 Jul 2009 14:49
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: 7.40am to London Bridge...
Replies: 4
Views: 2175

Nope , nothing on the display screens suggested this was anything other than normal! Which is why I checked Southern's website thinking I'd missed some sort of timetable change. It all seemed a bit odd but I wanted to see if anyone knew what the story is so that I know if I need to leave my house 3 ...
by natbeuk
8 Jul 2009 10:18
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: 7.40am to London Bridge...
Replies: 4
Views: 2175

7.40am to London Bridge...

Anyone (Barty?) know why the 7.40am train was seemingly replaced by a 7.37am train this morning? I got to the station and was thoroughly confused, but was relieved to see that the "7.37" was running late so I wasn't going to miss it! I thought maybe I'd missed a timetable change but I just checked S...
by natbeuk
3 Jul 2009 13:06
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Bus to Lewisham?
Replies: 11
Views: 3655

Ah well, better late than never hey Gaz? :wink:

Thanks for the info though, will bear it in mind if I need to head that way again.
by natbeuk
3 Jul 2009 13:04
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Inspire Beauty
Replies: 31
Views: 17935

Wow, that's some glowing reviews... I might have to treat myself to a pedicure here when I'm on maternity leave!
by natbeuk
29 Jun 2009 08:39
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Bus to Lewisham?
Replies: 11
Views: 3655

Thanks all. I took the 122 in the end and the journey itself was fine... I did have to wait half an hour for the bus to actually show up though! Luckily I am the world's most punctual person and had left myself loads of time!
by natbeuk
25 Jun 2009 12:31
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Bus to Lewisham?
Replies: 11
Views: 3655

Bus to Lewisham?

Hi I need to get to Lewisham High Street at about 9am tomorrow and I'm guessing bus is the best way. I live up towards Dartmouth Road - can anyone advise whether I'm best walking down to Newlands Park and getting the 75 or if the 122 is the better bet? I'm struggling with the limited info on the TFL...
by natbeuk
24 Jun 2009 08:16
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: New shop on Kirkdale
Replies: 52
Views: 27604

Personally I think something that stocks homewares, arts/crafts, gifts, etc would be nice. We have plenty of pound stores in the area but not really anything that sells slightly nicer stuff, particularly anything worthy of giving to someone as a gift... To be honest though, it would be just be so ni...
by natbeuk
9 Jun 2009 08:14
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Shop next to trophy shop
Replies: 12
Views: 5009

Well, they've installed a sink and a barber style seat, so I'm guessing it will be yet another barber or hairdresser......
by natbeuk
9 Jun 2009 08:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: WHAT IF no6: KENTE UPDATED!
Replies: 27
Views: 12434

Just to give my opinion.. I like it, but I think the writing is a bit small. It wouldn't catch my eye like that, I think the writing needs to take up more of the signage space.

Just my 2p's worth :)