Brockley - feeling the love



This quick summary of an hour and a half in Brockley on a Friday lunchtime is unashamedly one for the 81%.
1. Haircut in Bohemia Hair. Not sure how many bookings they've had yet but they seem to have been getting very positive interest. Lovely people. Nice environment. Successfully gussied up Barnet. 25 percent discount. What's not to like? They deserve to succeed.
2. The Orchard for lunch. Also much to recommend: the shredded chicken and avocado salad is a Good Thing, and good value to boot. Tap water served in bottles is a simple but welcome touch. Laid back music and free wi-fi add to the package. A very pleasant place to be.
3. Coffee at Browns on the way home. Would have been perfect even without the smashing pumpkin.
Brockley is a good place to be.

36 comments:

Tyrwhitt B said...

Ludd's pumpkin!!!!

tyrwhitt ali said...

That's what I was thinking.

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

...good place to be

except for the vans........

Tyrwhitt Clifford said...

How long can we maintain a Tyrwhitt Monopoly?

Tyrwhitt Dogging Society said...

Good question

Tyrwhitt dogger (retired) said...

or get in a dogging comment

tyrwhitt dogger (retired) said...

great doggers thing alike

Manor Headhunter said...

Not for long....

Tyrwhitt B said...

C'mon Manor Headhunter... you really want to be Tyrwhitt Headhunter.. admit it!

Anonymous said...

sorry got bored of that.

Anonymous said...

Where is Bohemia hair? In the Grey block on mantle rd?

Anonymous said...

Yes. Near the railway bridge on mantle road. Just opened. Think they are doing a 25% off discount too! I'm going in next week for a cut

Anonymous said...

Where's Mantle Road?

The Cat Man said...

Mantle rd is located on the better side of brockley station, west over footbridge

Troll Alert said...

Troll alert!

Anonymous said...

The west side is so grim that not even takeaways want to be a part of it.

Anonymous said...

Its the other side of the tracks

geoffrey said...

and that's a bad thing?

MonaBohemia said...

Hi Ben. Thanks for your kind words!

Anonymous said...

Congratulation to the new hairdresser. I will come and visit some.

Does anyone know an honest drycleaners in Brockley? The one next to the gas station that was recomended sometime ago asks 3 pounds a shirt.probably the most expensive in London.

Anonymous said...

The one next to the Broca food market has done a few things for me before and I've been happy with the service - I risked a very expensive suit there and thought I might regret it but it came back clean and unharmed.

Nux said...

Starlite in CP is a great drycleaners - no idea how much they charge for a shirt though, but they did 2 suits for me (1 two piece, 1 three piece) for £15

oryx said...

Is Starlite the one opposite the Post Office? If so, I'd second that.

By the way, as someone at the complete other end of Brockley, I think the bit around the Broca food shop is actually one of the nicer bits!

Anonymous said...

A moan: all these Tyrwhitts on the blog, why didn't you come to the neighbourhood watch meeting a couple of weeks ago? Apathy? Only 3 residents turned up plus the organiser. And 2 PCSOs and a woman from Pinnacle Housing. They have 42 properties in Tyrwhitt.
We learned that in the previous 3 months there were 4 burglaries, 2 robberies (muggings) 1 bag snatch, 1 car stolen, 2 thefts from cars and one instance of criminal damage.
Thats quite good apparently. But the turnout was terrible, there must be 300- 400 households in Tyrwhitt, why the lack of enthusiasm? You might get 10% off your house insurance if you show you're a member of a neighbourhood watch.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps tbe residents do not feel under siege from the baying criminal classes, soz.

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Anonymous said...

The urbandictionary defines 'soz':"nonsensical internet slang term for 'sorry', used by illiterate morons who for some reason substitute a 'z' for 'rry', the latter of which would take all of a quarter of a second to type out."

Anonymous said...

the truth hurts blog administrator?

Brockley Nick said...

no, just unnecessarily unpleasant.

don'tgetmestarted said...

The urbandictionary defines 'soz':"nonsensical internet slang term for 'sorry', used by illiterate morons who for some reason substitute a 'z' for 'rry', the latter of which would take all of a quarter of a second to type out."

Ginger Rodent said...

Judging by your reaction it looks like I scored a bulls eye. Perhaps the residents don't neighbour hood watch as especially effective or required. Soz, sorry etc.....


Care to counter the argument?

Anonymous said...

Sad to see the baying criminal classes have destroyed the fencing around the new cricket square on Hillyfields

Brockley Nick said...

Do we know what happened?

Anonymous said...

No, its completely flattened and twisted, useless scrap. I don't know if anything's happened to the grass

Anonymous said...

I know its easy to be cynical about middle class curtain-twitching neighbourhood watchers, but if people are affected by crime, and there were 4 people at the previous meeting that had been at the receiving end of various baying criminals, then they may feel they're not alone and that maybe something can be done, even if it spurs the local police into doing something. The shopkeepers of Ladywell were under a fairly sustained assault on a daily basis so they got together with the local police and got the mayor to fund alert boxes, £600 per shop. Now if one of them is harassed they can press a button and the others come to their aid. Real community action.

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