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by Savvy
27 May 2007 09:05
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The Dolphin
Replies: 145
Views: 142331

yeah but how long before even smoking outside near people (children especially) becomes unacceptable? I was with a friend and her baby some weeks ago sitting outside a bar by the thames (nice and breezy) and when I it up I felt I should move two tables away. My friend must have though this perfectly...
by Savvy
25 May 2007 13:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: How will gentrification change Sydenham?
Replies: 14
Views: 14031

You could become a Foster Carer. My bubble has been well and truly burst and my eyes opened wide. Talk about "there's a world outside your window!"
by Savvy
23 May 2007 22:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: BT VISION (not available in Sydenham?)
Replies: 4
Views: 4930

We've got BT Vision and we live off Westwood Hill. So far its been fine. We haven't tested it to its full capacity so I really can't comment on the full package - so far we've only recorded programmes and not downloaded anything as we've had little time. We have 8mb.
by Savvy
22 May 2007 12:45
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The Dolphin
Replies: 145
Views: 142331

We were there too Saturday afternoon, its lovely, a little haven. I spoke to the gardener, the architectural metal 'fringe' is not going to be covered, they're just structural visuals (not his words but I couldn't think of anything else). I do wonder about how busy its going to be on Saturday evenin...
by Savvy
20 May 2007 18:56
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Any DIY Problems??? Can I be of Help???
Replies: 163
Views: 167393

Sorry, I have no answer for you, I have a question of my own. My hairdryer keeps cutting out. It will work for 3mins then stop. If I don't remember to turn it 'off' and leave the room, it comes back on again of its own accord (once its cooled down perhaps?). Does anyone know if this is repairable? I...
by Savvy
19 May 2007 12:55
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Activities for babies
Replies: 4
Views: 7608

Are you aware of The Big Toddle walk round Dulwich Park on Monday 2nd July? Its for children under the age of 5 and its in aid of Bernados Children's Charity. If you Google 'big toddle' you will see all the details. Its half a mile and from the looks of last years pics it looks like a lot of fun. Pr...
by Savvy
11 May 2007 16:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Why do people ruin their homes?
Replies: 21
Views: 17459

... sorry, I'm on a roll... And, they do know the neighbours in the block because I personally introduced them. We are in contact with all of them and if there were any problems with the tennants I would hear about it, I often email and ask if all is ok. I would hate any tennant of mine to upset the...
by Savvy
11 May 2007 16:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Why do people ruin their homes?
Replies: 21
Views: 17459

.... Oh and may I add that renting out a property (for responsible owners at least) involves a LOT of general maintenance and cost, and in the medium-term makes no profit whatsoever (in fact the opposite is true at the moment). I care about the flat I own and the people in it.

Savvy
by Savvy
11 May 2007 16:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Why do people ruin their homes?
Replies: 21
Views: 17459

Muddy Waters, my wrist is duly slapped. I own a property in Sydenham (not in your road from the description) which I rent out and as I walked past yesterday the front privet was an overgrown mess! It does say in the lease that the tennants are responsible for keeping it tidy so I'll get onto the age...
by Savvy
11 May 2007 15:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Walk to school Week starts May 21
Replies: 1
Views: 2693

You've touched upon a real bug-bear of mine. I am at present looking after a little boy who goes to nursery 40 mins walk from me and I walk him there and back (in his buggy when he gets tired) all the way. I do get the bus back to go collect him for times sake but the amount of teenagers (And fit ad...
by Savvy
8 May 2007 11:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Water supply problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 4058

We had no cold water this morning (Westwood Hill) and I rang Thames Water before 8.00am. I too was told there was a problem up at Crystal Palace/Gypsy Hill. It also caused a big traffic jam, I think it was a burst main. Its back on now though.
by Savvy
1 May 2007 17:44
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Peurto Mexico!
Replies: 16
Views: 13937

So its not on the site of the old Turkish one then? Where the Belly Dancers were?
by Savvy
19 Apr 2007 09:45
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Recommendations for painter/decorator
Replies: 1
Views: 2221

Beaulieu Painters and Decorators based in Beaulieu Avenue did our kitchen and were quick and did a great job. We'll have him and his team back to do the rest of the house once we can afford it. Mr Beaulieu has lived here 20 odd years and is a mine of info. Tel 0208 659 0127 / 07887617544
by Savvy
18 Mar 2007 11:00
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Recommended builder to do rendering?
Replies: 3
Views: 2851

....not as funny an idea as you might be suggesting - we found our painter and decorator in the railway some years ago.
by Savvy
16 Mar 2007 16:36
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Renting property in Sydenham - any tips?
Replies: 3
Views: 3674

Yes, if you can provide a bank statement showing you are solvent that should be ok. They might ask you to pay three months rent in advance if you're not working, if you can afford to pay even more in advance that would be even better.
by Savvy
15 Mar 2007 17:31
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Renting property in Sydenham - any tips?
Replies: 3
Views: 3674

The agencies which first come to mind are UNIPLAN, ACORN, and PROPERTY WORLD, all based in the High Street. I would think its best to use an agency rather than rent privately, you get more protection that way, your Landlord will have to make sure the property has a current gas safety certificate, yo...
by Savvy
24 Feb 2007 14:03
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Looking for a carpenter
Replies: 3
Views: 3967

Dave Rodwell 0208 650 6618 is local and has done lots of work for us, building bookshelves and repairing sash windows. He's local and not expensive.
by Savvy
22 Feb 2007 15:16
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Six Pillars
Replies: 10
Views: 14285

... yep, still there £1,350,000. Better pics since I last looked too. Its for sale with Hamptons.
by Savvy
22 Feb 2007 15:09
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Six Pillars
Replies: 10
Views: 14285

Six Pillars

...it was up for sale recently. Not sure if it still is. If you do a search on findaproperty.com for houses over £1m you might see more pics including some of the inside - very minimalist and looks unlived in.
by Savvy
10 Feb 2007 19:46
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Tailor/Seamstress wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 5357

Thanks!

...this is just what I wanted. I have emailed the lady with a view to making an appointment. Savvy