Broc Soc Midwinter Warmer, January 30th

Thanks to Moira for the heads-up.

30 comments:

Hugh said...

You mean you forgave them the 'lonely bloggers' reference, Nick?

Brockley Nick said...

I think they were talking about you, Hugh. On which basis, I forgave them.

Anonymous said...

Hugh are you going to donate any cakes or sandwiches to the Midwinter warmer? Or will you be on hand during the day to distribute teas?

Hugh said...

Nick, your niceness is almost Christian. Let's keep it to almost.

Anon, no but I'll have some if (a) they're good and (b) free to scroungers.

An inclusive and happy neighbourhood should allow for all sorts, after all.

Foodie said...

What type of sandwiches do people enjoy for these type things? Cheese and pickle? or Cucumber crusts off type thing?

Brockley Nick said...

Hugh, I believe that Robot Jesus was a very well-programmed robot, but he wasn't our Messiah.

Anonymous said...

Hugh this disappoints me and I'm sure all your fans. Considering that you have the resources to afford a ski trip. I would have hoped you could have spared a little time or effort to make some cakes for the seniors of the community people who tend to be overlooked.

Hugh said...

Sorry to disappoint. But wish me good snow?

Anonymous said...

I do wish you good snow. I also wish you would be more kind and caring towards others.

Hugh said...

You're assuming I'm not, just because I won't be attending the said cakefest. That is a rather large and, if I may say so, unneighbourly assumption.

Come on, get neighbourly wid me.

Anonymous said...

Hugh, I'm assuming that you are not. I am suggesting that could be more so.

I would love for you to regale us with accounts of your community helping activity.

Hugh said...

Anon, I'm not really much use to Brockley's community. I had breakfast in TM2 once but that was years ago and it was so poor that I decided not to engage with the local economy again unless necessary. I do buy a weekend paper now and then from one of the shops, however. I also pay the Council Tax and on that basis am unquestionably a net contributor to the borough's finances, since apart from bin collection I don't think I cost Lewisham a penny.

We do what we can, yeh.

Anonymous said...

Hugh, community helping activity can be about hands-on engagement like baking a cake or giving directly of your time.

Fair enough you probably can't stretch to cake baking, in this scenario. but in terms of 'doing what you can'. Ordering some sandwiches and having them delivered to the Midwinter social, means you can contribute without a) having to see people. b) or taking too much time out of your schedule.

How about it? Everyone would be so thrilled if you did something like that.

Hugh said...

c abuv, bruv

Anonymous said...

oh well, thanks Hugh. Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

I might drop along to this, I'm sure they wouldn't mind if I bought a few beers.

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid Clarence the angel might be struggling for things to show Hugh in the (admittedly unlikely) event that he was about to jump off a bridge.

Tamsin said...

Worth getting in there if you can as a helper, chauffeur or cake donator - Maria Trevis cost £10 a ticket in the Sydenham Festival and is certainly worth at least a guinea a minute.

Anonymous said...

Who says he needs to jump?

Richard said...

To the chap called 'Brockley Nick'. We have been alerted by a neighbour about this meddling - by you (notably) - into the Brockley Cross. Admittedly it does need some sort of improvement of traffic control. But why you suggest that it should be driven across our street is worthy of further scrutiny and challenge... In Manor Avenue we noted your past slavish and underhanded attempts to get a nursery in our street, which was thankfully turned down, much to your personal disappointment no doubt. Now, having failed to get that, you seem hellbent on directing traffic across us to! Do declare your interests, at least that way we know what we are dealing with - and so may your readership.

Fabhat said...

I think we've just met "disgruntled of brockley" - somewhat high handed response richard? Plus - wrong thread...

Monkeyboy said...

This is a perfectly good place to 'challenge' and 'scrutinise' so off you go.

Kind of difficult to run a blog without any kind of opinion or position.

Tamsin said...

Hang on! I hope Richard is not being serious. Nick is just publicising what is being done anyway - a service to all who will be affected. Without the opening out of the discussion on this blog there would have been much less chance of objecting to the nursery on Manor Avenue. Likewise the improvements to Brockley Cross would probably go through almost on the nod - again without the opportunity to raise the wider issues.

Anonymous said...

Scooby do bee dooooo! You meddlin' kids aka lonely bloggers.

Brockley Nick said...

@Richard:

a) I didn't campaign to have a nursery in Manor Avenue - I highlighted the campaign against it and endorsed many of its arguments. I did, however, take issue with the suggestion that there would be demand for a nursery nearby. I had no personal interest in the issue and maintained my neutrality throughout what became a rather unpleasant campaign. I don't think we need to replicate that kind of animosity here.

b) Nor am I hellbent on anything other than trying to improve Brockley Cross and I have many times mentioned that I live nearby it. Changing the flow of traffic on nearby roads is one of the ideas that has been on the table for many years and I firstly highlighted this fact in my report and secondly joined a discussion in the debate that followed the report about how such a change might be achievable and what advantages it might have. It wasn't even the main topic of the article.

c) If you want to discuss it and put the alternative view across, please feel free to do so in a civilised fashion on the thread about Brockley Cross, where I have answered similar points from another correspondent. The blog is an open forum for debate. I trust you don't feel the topic is taboo.

Foodie said...

I note that no one has answered my question about sandwich type? But all manner of tangential and frankly non related matters have been replied to.

Brockley Nick said...

@Foodie - I have a vested interest in cheese and tomato and / or pickle - but I'm sure it would all be welcome.

Foodie said...

Thank you BrockleyNick, yes, I think I'll keep it simple, cheese and tomato is good. I'll get some good bread and cheese though tomatoes aren't in season at the mo' but we'll do what we can. That and and sponge cake should suffice.

HINT HINT said...

I'm currently baking cakes for this thing I'd just that I'd mention that.

Tamsin said...

Yes, this thread got rather high-jacked. If you can do anything let Kate know, and come along yourselves if you can get away with looking over 50, or bring elderly relatives or neighbours.

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