Gabrielle reveals the truth about Brockley...

A good man is hard to find. But not in Brockley.

In an interview with Metro yesterday, Gabrielle explained the real attraction of SE4.

After a few perfunctory questions about her new release, the journalist cuts to the chase and asks the really important question:

"What’s the best thing about coming from Brockley?"

Gabrielle responds:

"There’s a lot of talent that’s come from Brockley such as Mica Paris." But it's clear that it's talent of another kind which is the major selling point: "When I was younger, there were some fit guys in Brockley."

We've long suspected as much. Whether you're after a dashing, Daniel Cleaver-style cad like Hugh, the rogueish charms of Monkeyboy or an athletic type like TelegraphJogger, Brockley has something for you. Our train platforms are like catwalks and Hilly Fields in the summer is like Muscle Beach.

Gabrielle also takes the opportunity to deliver a none-too-subtle rebuke to Plumstead bloggers when she states:

"It was a nice, safe neighbourhood to grow up in."


Anonymous said...

This does much to assuage my nerves after reading the following in last week's Time Out on the train this morning. On the astonishment of being treated nicely by a London bus driver: "Believe me, alighting as the only passenger on a bus marked 'Out of service' and being given a friendly wave-off by the bus driver is a better way of impressing a bus queue than arriving by white limousine. Especially now that everyone under the age of 25 and with access to cheap coke and several buckets of Bacardi Breezer tends to travel by white limousine. Well, they do in Brockley." (p 10, 'Slice of Life' by Michael Hodges). Humph.

Anonymous said...

Michael Hodges is a prat.

Anonymous said...

Not the way I would spell it.

Inspector Sands said...

Haha! I missed the Brockley-Plumstead war, and I've no wish to reignite it, because my place might get damaged in the comb-lobbing that might start again.

But the lumpy side of SE18 can only offer short-lived faux-indie popsters Shampoo as competition to the glorious Gabrielle from SE4. And they fecked off to Shepherds Bush, of all places, as soon as they made their cash...

A pal of mine interviewed Gabrielle a few days ago, apparently she's a top lass.

Did Hodges mean Bexleyheath? What a strange thing to say.

Anonymous said...

your constant slagging of PLumstead people is really pissing me off.

Brockley Nick said...

I didn't make any criticism of people from Plumstead or Plumstead the place. It was a reference to a old debate about whether or not Brockley was a safe place, which was started by a blogger from Plumstead.

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