Herne Hill news, chitter chatter and gossip

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by choochi, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    Two arches. I've seen a reference to Network Rail but only one.
    It was all very sudden.
  2. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    I had brunch there once and was hugely underwhelmed. Teeny servings and the pancakes tasted like cardboard. Really expensive as well. The service was poor as well
  3. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    It's got a beautiful view of the Pizza Express bins too.
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  4. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    On platform 1 of the station there is a poster ad for "Private Doctor". Is this aimed at the gym crowd, since it seems to be connected in some way to a gym in the arches underneath?

    I thought doctors were not allowed to advertise - though in these days of waiting a week or two for a non urgent appointment this may be cracking up (like the patients!)
  5. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    She is. She supports the Carnegie Library campaign/defend the ten and often tweets about how horrendous the Thameslink trans are through HH and LJ. She's a local star.
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  6. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    The concept is totally wrong. She's an advocate of 'clean eating' which has completely been debunked.
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  7. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    What is clean eating? Never heard of it...
  8. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    wearing a bib when eating
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  9. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

  10. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    opposite of a 'dirty' burger probably
  11. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    They are (were) vegetarian cafes. Only visited two or three times but, beyond being veggie or vegan, nothing otherwise dietarily prescriptive about them as far as I could tell. She describes it as"plant based goodness". Quite tasty but a bit too "festival" quality, I thought. Are you possibly thinking about her blog about managing her cardiac illness through diet (which admittedly I've never read)?
  12. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    A bit controversial? :eek:
  13. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    I don't think they have any connection other than the studio has some flyers.
    I could be wrong but I don't think so.
  14. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    there were lots of gluten free and paleo options as well
  15. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Don't know about the service - but it seems to me that these Siemens trains could do with an energy audit. They seem to me to be twice as heavy as the traditional high speed British Rail electric railcar as used on services such as Kings Cross to Cambridge in 45 mins. That excess mass in itself probably uses huge surges of power on starting up (P=MA - or was when I went to school).

    I also think it is a bit odd that Thameslink run so many empty trains between Brighton and Bedford or Three Bridges and Bedford during the day. Siemens trains seem to come in 8 coach or 12 coach variants, with no possibility altering the number of coaches depending on customer demand.
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  16. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    I think Jay Rayner got into some length on this sort of thing.
  17. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Some googling suggests 3.3MW for 8-car and 5MW for 12-car on the new class 700
    They weigh 278 and 410 tonnes respoectively

    The old class 365 4-car units have about 1.2MW at their disposal
    They weigh 151 tonnes

    So thats 11.8kW/t and 12.2kW/t power/weight for the 700s and 7.9kW/t for the 365s

    The Class 700 are therefore lighter on a per-car basis, and more powerful, which is why they accelerate so quickly.

    Which train actually uses more power from the wires, I can't say.
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  18. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Offering options is hardly dietarily prescriptive though!
    (The gluten free bread was horrible, mind you. Although imo that's fairly unavoidable).
  19. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    South Western Railway have the same trains, introduced after Thameslink started with them, and are getting rid of them already.
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  20. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    Ah, ha, yes. I'm not sure if she had a view on trans, but she comments on the trains
  21. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    You know everything : )
  22. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    So this didn't happen and no one's been inside since the start of last month.

    Agile Rabbit is the rumour.
  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Their pizzas are overpriced and not particularly satisfying.
  24. South East Girl

    South East Girl New Member

    Naughty Piglets is my favourite London restaurant. Go there for special occasions though as it is pricey.
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That infantile name puts me right off. Sounds like something a load of champers-infused public schoolboys might come up with.

    Rah rah!
  26. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Have you tried Donostia Social Club? And did I read someone mention it had or was about to close?
  27. I've heard Donostia is moving to Deptford. As for the old Milkwood unit, and if it's true about the Agile Rabbit, why another pizza joint in HH? No way can it top 500 Degrees for quality and price. Say no to yet more pizza outlets, what HH needs is an Asian/Indian restaurant.
  28. alcopop

    alcopop Banned Banned

    Cool they’re cheap and good!
  29. Louisgwinn24

    Louisgwinn24 Active Member

    Morley's fried chicken in Herne Hill given a 14 day notice by the landlord :(
  30. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Agreed re pizza. And a big shame about Donostia.

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