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by Hissing Syd
11 Jul 2017 11:14
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: UPDATE!! Sydenham Plant Exchange - Who’s In? #gardening
Replies: 6
Views: 5836

Re: Sydenham Plant Exchange - Who’s In? #gardening

This is a BRILLIANT idea, please make it happen. It could be the answer to a problem I've been vexed with. When I first moved here, because of the size of my garden I aimed to plant things that would give a sense of height, ie go up, not out. One of these was red hot pokers, which I liked as they ar...
by Hissing Syd
7 May 2017 08:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Free guided walk - Sunday 7th May
Replies: 2
Views: 1865

Re: Free guided walk - Sunday 7th May

I was really hoping to make this, however a wobbly stomach and and an inflexible schedule have scuppered my plans. I did just want to thank you for posting this here, though - I was unaware of Severndroog Castle, and this all sounds like a potentially fantastic day. Please continue to post again; I ...
by Hissing Syd
26 Mar 2017 12:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is there ever any good news for Sydenham.?
Replies: 36
Views: 18664

Re: Is there ever any good news for Sydenham.?

Gillyjp - I passed your handwork outside The Greyhound two nights ago. It looks lovely, thank you. Sherlomi - good on you too and thanks for the rallying cry. Not much time here, but will think on and try and find a spot to do same. To the original poster (sorry I'm being lazy and can't be bothered ...
by Hissing Syd
26 Mar 2017 12:31
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: New to Sydenham!
Replies: 5
Views: 4183

Re: New to Sydenham!

Hi Akriti, Welcome to Sydenham - hope you'll be really happy here. It is a brilliant place to live! Some other tips to throw in: we're blessed with an abundance of decent Indian restaurants and takeaways, including several award-winning ones. Our favourite is Barrakah - try their Bombay Squid & ...
by Hissing Syd
8 Nov 2016 12:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Reduction in services from London Bridge
Replies: 26
Views: 13258

Re: Reduction in services from London Bridge

Many thanks for the detailed information, Barry, much appreciated. I rely on the trains and would be potentially up for getting involved, but as with the gentleman who posted about shop fronts recently, can you be more specific about what that entails/what is needed? It's hard to say whether one can...
by Hissing Syd
8 Nov 2016 12:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Has your stop water valve been painted white? Here's why:
Replies: 8
Views: 5266

Re: Has your stop water valve been painted white? Here's why

To my dismay this has now happened in Larkbere Road. Is there any way round it, or way to appeal against it? I truly do not want a water meter, and it is really annoying to have be forced into it.
by Hissing Syd
29 Oct 2016 13:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Assembly Fund bid to restore painted shop fronts?
Replies: 12
Views: 5981

Re: Assembly Fund bid to restore painted shop fronts?

What kind of help are you after, Harrym? I'd be up for it in theory, but have so little time... Sounds great though.
by Hissing Syd
20 Aug 2016 09:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cat Killer
Replies: 6
Views: 3668

Re: Cat Killer

Many thanks for flagging, cippollottax. I run locally, between Sydenham and Penge, and earlier this week I was really struck by how many notices there are up for missing cats and dogs - they're everywhere. Other than keeping your animals close, I guess all any of us can do is keep eyes peeled, make ...
by Hissing Syd
23 Jun 2016 10:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Refuse Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 8792

Re: Refuse Collection

If you've got usable clothes etc to throw out, there are several refugee organisations that do pick ups across London.

As I recall, we had a leaflet through the door at some point in the last year, saying textiles were no longer acceptable.
by Hissing Syd
23 Jun 2016 10:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lidl shut
Replies: 22
Views: 20105

Re: Lidl shut

For the record, the staff in Lidl are fantastic, fast and friendly, and it's the only supermarket in Sydenham that seems to keep an eye on queues and have any concern about whittling them down as fast as possible. We all have our preferences, and there's little point trying to change perceptions; Br...
by Hissing Syd
23 Apr 2016 12:23
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Dishwasher folly!
Replies: 6
Views: 3441

Re: Dishwasher folly!

Thanks! You're quite right, Mosy - I've decided to dump it and ask for my money back. Even if I could get it fixed and installed correctly, like a cheating spouse, I could never trust it again. Eagle, I do take your point, and for a long time I felt the same. However, like many people of my generati...
by Hissing Syd
22 Apr 2016 14:42
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Dishwasher folly!
Replies: 6
Views: 3441

Dishwasher folly!

Last week I bought a secondhand dishwasher, very cheaply, which was described as being "in perfect working order". Alas, perhaps inevitably, it is not in such perfect working order. The water doesn't drain away, but instead gathers at the bottom and then leaks all over the floor; if it had...
by Hissing Syd
9 Apr 2016 11:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cat killer
Replies: 16
Views: 10539

Re: Cat killer

I'm extremely sorry to hear this - whoever is doing this is a monster. I just hope it is only one person. Re your post, it shouldn't matter whether people like cats or not - anybody should be able to see that these acts are utterly barbaric, cruel and quite probably representative of an individual w...
by Hissing Syd
24 Mar 2016 11:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Suspected attempted burglary in Lower Sydenham
Replies: 4
Views: 2643

Re: Suspected attempted burglary in Lower Sydenham

Pretty unsettling, sorry to hear that. Any description - age etc? Although obviously carrying a ladder at night is going to make you fairly distinctive!
by Hissing Syd
24 Mar 2016 11:36
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Carpet cleaning - help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 9377

Re: Carpet cleaning - help!!

Belated thanks, Mosy! Advice appreciated, though it is indeed a small scale steam mop. My vomiting visitor departed earlier, and the Vanish mousse is absorbing as we speak, so fingers crossed. There's a lot of things that I'd never considered I would need to spell out to tenants when letting out a r...
by Hissing Syd
22 Mar 2016 12:00
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Carpet cleaning - help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 9377

Re: Carpet cleaning - help!!

That's brilliant, Rachael and much appreciated - I shall hop to Sainsbury and grab some, thank you.
by Hissing Syd
22 Mar 2016 10:56
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Carpet cleaning - help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 9377

Re: Carpet cleaning - help!!

Thanks - I'm afraid I don't drive, plus the price of hiring the Rug Doctor is pretty steep, so that's ruled out. I have a steam mop so I'm going to have to try using that and gumption. I don't think it's heavily stained, but saving up to get brand new carpet in my home a few years ago was a big deal...
by Hissing Syd
20 Mar 2016 12:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: evening activities
Replies: 8
Views: 3851

Re: evening activities

Hallo Jayde - sorry for your loss. A mere two stops away by train (Honor Oak Park) or 15 minutes on the 122 bus is the well-respected Jack Studio Theatre in Brockley. It's a fantastic venue and perfect for a nighttime jaunt. The current production is Anna Karenina and they also host writing workshop...
by Hissing Syd
18 Mar 2016 12:42
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Carpet cleaning - help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 9377

Re: Carpet cleaning - help!!

Oh, that's great, thank you - I'll investigate it.
by Hissing Syd
18 Mar 2016 01:21
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Carpet cleaning - help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 9377

Carpet cleaning - help!!

Without going into too much gory detail, I've had a temporary lodger in my house who has tonight been sick all over the carpet. I've been scrubbing, and it's grim.

I would very much appreciate the details of anyone locally who does carpet cleaning and doesn't charge a fortune.

Thank you.