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teuchter

je suis teuchter
Skin so soft / midge question is somewhat controversial. I was sufficiently sceptical never to bother trying it. Supposedly the formula has now been changed anyway.

As far as highland midges are concerned I stick with the folk knowledge passed to me as a child - use 'jungle formula' and never ever ever set out walking without a small bottle of it in the rucksack.
 

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
Skin so soft / midge question is somewhat controversial. I was sufficiently sceptical never to bother trying it. Supposedly the formula has now been changed anyway.
I've aways been irrestible to biting insects. An american woman told me about skin-so-soft years ago and it worked for me. It's a lot less offensive in smell than proper anti mosquito stuff and it's a nice body lotion, win/win.

Are you just repeating what Rushy said, or has the formula actually changed?
 

teuchter

je suis teuchter
I've aways been irrestible to biting insects. An american woman told me about skin-so-soft years ago and it worked for me. It's a lot less offensive in smell than proper anti mosquito stuff and it's a nice body lotion, win/win.

Are you just repeating what Rushy said, or has the formula actually changed?
Just what I remember from the last time I checked it out, which probably involved reading a few threads around the place like these -

View topic - Avon Skin So Soft vs Midge

View topic - Skin so soft

UKC Forums - Avon Skin so Soft

I think there is also some confusion resulting from the stuff they sell in the US being different to the stuff they sell here.
 

editor

hiraethified
Very shiny. Very empty.

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There is one business there - a luxury chandelier company, with prices starting at £250 for a single lampshade.

 

T & P

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Not that I'm defending NR, but nothing wrong with shiny. As to empty, that is hardly surprising given that the hoardings came off about 17 seconds ago.
 

editor

hiraethified
Not that I'm defending NR, but nothing wrong with shiny. As to empty, that is hardly surprising given that the hoardings came off about 17 seconds ago.
Shiny usually means = expensive, which usually means = exclusive, which more often than not = divisive to the local community.


And the shutters have been off a lot longer than "17 seconds" :rolleyes:
 
Very shiny. Very empty.

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There is one business there - a luxury chandelier company, with prices starting at £250 for a single lampshade.

The lampshade people are not there - it was some 10 day thing at Christmas. The shutters have only just come off the right hand shops.
It's had a terrible impact on that row - footfall is down over the year. The greengrocers and the bakery are on the Milkwood Road side now.
And they're empty as NR didn't realise that they would need an electricity sub station to supply increased power to the shops and flats. That prompted the outrage when they decided to put it where Elaine the Flower Lady is. I think it's going in the unit under the arch at some point - but the shops can't be used until that's fixed.
 

Rushy

AKA some / certain posters
That would explain the new graffiti. I thought it had a covenant on it? CH1 hadn’t you mentioned something?
If it's the one I am thinking of it was sold with a clawback covenant that if the owner improved upon the permission (for a row of houses) it should pass a proportion of the increased value on to the original vendor.
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
That would explain the new graffiti. I thought it had a covenant on it? CH1 hadn’t you mentioned something?
Not sure exactly what you're referring to.
Back in 2014 I took and interest in the disused Railton Road clinic and probably posted about it because along with Iveagh House Surgery at 5 Ways it was one of the services relocated to the Akerman Centre in Vassall Ward, leaving behind empty buidings - and no GP in Coldharbour Ward.

This is still the case after 5 years - hats off to the ultra efficient NHS estates management department (Savills???)

I think there was a planning application for the Railton Road clinic site about 3 or more years ago under the name of the Health Authority (for housing). Not sure what happened about that - either passed or withdrawn being the only realistic outcomes.
Whatever happens it's an outrage that a community clinic was closed down, and that it was left derelict for 5 years.
 
And it's now open - Pure something - selling vegan ice cream, coffee etc. and has pink tables and chairs outside.

Hopefully it'll survive. There's 2 or 3 vegan places in 200m of each other there now.
 
And now we've gone full Pride stripes on the zebra crossing! Gymmy Dickson has been tweeting it



The Herne Hill Forum newsletter last week said that the Arch Co are still struggling to find somewhere to put the electricity substation. That means the new shops can't all open (if they can find tenants). They have however found people to take one of the flats upstairs, so there's power somewhere...

The mini shop next to the painted black old kitchen place on Rymer (?) is also being refitted with internal stud work etc. There's a bit of a glut of empty shops or shops being potentially opened - which is a bit strange given that Network Rail managed to destroy the footfall for a while when closing the baker, butcher, greengrocer.

Oh and the magician's place has moved to bigger premises and there's a Zero Waste place there now.
 

editor

hiraethified
And now we've gone full Pride stripes on the zebra crossing! Gymmy Dickson has been tweeting it



The Herne Hill Forum newsletter last week said that the Arch Co are still struggling to find somewhere to put the electricity substation. That means the new shops can't all open (if they can find tenants). They have however found people to take one of the flats upstairs, so there's power somewhere...

The mini shop next to the painted black old kitchen place on Rymer (?) is also being refitted with internal stud work etc. There's a bit of a glut of empty shops or shops being potentially opened - which is a bit strange given that Network Rail managed to destroy the footfall for a while when closing the baker, butcher, greengrocer.

Oh and the magician's place has moved to bigger premises and there's a Zero Waste place there now.
I like it. Just like I like the one at Hamlet.

 
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