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The weather forecasts say Wednesday evening will be balmy - an early taste of summer - the perfect evening for a short walk to The Old Haberdasher for Brockley Central Drinks.
Drink, for tomorrow we may have a hosepipe ban.
Hi, I just found your blog - we're thinking of moving to Brockley and I wondered if I could crash your pub do on Wednesday and pick your collective brains about the area? It'd be good to get some local insight.
Bugger. Cabt make it now. Was so looking forward to meeting some locals
Good idea, Anon. But don't judge by the drinks alone. Also make time if you can in this spring sunshine to do Brockley Kate's Walk - or at least bits of it. Worth it for the views even if you are not as fixated on cemetaries as she appears to be.Would it deeply offend true Brockley-ites if I brought along some TH Festival programmes (if we have any left)? You can always pointedly ignore them.
I shall be there and am looking forward to it. I may bring along a friend who is staying with me...a veritable foreigner, hailing as he does from SE10.
Good to see Patrick representing the MBE - I plan to take him to task over a few things :-)
Ah, I've just realised, the Mung Bean Elite. My friends would die of laughter to hear me described that way; most of them think I'm a rabid Thatcherite.
Sounds like you have a stalker there Patrick. I find this whole weird obsession on here with labeling people 'mung' or banging on about 'honest fare' sad and a bit creepy. Surely you have something better to worry about than whether some stranger eats in gastropubs or cycles or occasionally buys something from a deli? Just get on with your life.
I completely agree. That is why I think Nick should do the sensible thing and delete ridiculous "Mung" and "Honest Fare" posts
Oh dear - I was going to cycle to the pub tonight - will I be safe?
Everyone (except their authors) knows that comments about mung beans and honest fare are tedious in the extreme, but should we not defend to the death people's rights to post them?
I am not dying for anyone's right to make witless comments about mung beans, but nor am I spending my spare time deleting them. Except occasionally, out of a sense of mischief.
Don't feed the trolls, they'll soon go away.Alternatively, don't allow Anon comments. (I don't think this would be a good idea, FYI)
here, here fong!
@first Anon - sure, of course, come along.
GOOD MORNING CAMPERS. Listen to that fog brushing against the wall.
Can you keep it down a bit please?
How was it?
Had a very good time last night, good to put some faces to names after all this time.
Nice to meet Brockley Jon & Brockley Ben (sorry Ben, I didn't catch your OH's name) and the other people who ran off shortly after we started talking to them.Some good chat - interesting to hear how Brockley has (or hasn't) changed from some back-in-the-day residents. Some good 'we need more restaurants and bars' chat. And some detailed cycle route discussions which my girlfriend enjoyed and which Ben and I managed to dodge by talking cricket... ;-) Tamsin surprised me by claiming she didn't live in Brockley and followed this up by a staunch justification for Telegraph Hill self determination... (homogenous housing stock FYI) and I came away noting the parallels with Scotish Devolution with Tamsin playing the Alex Salmond figure. She did eventually conceded that TH could be considered part of the Greater Brockley area - and so peace returned to the shire... See you all at the next one.
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