Herne Hill news, chitter chatter and gossip

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

  1. teuchter

    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.
     
  2. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    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?
     
  3. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    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.
     
  4. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

  5. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Went to a thing in the 'station hall' above herne hill station entrance this evening. Quite a big space up there.
     
  6. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    Very shiny. Very empty.

    2019-06-03_163022.jpg

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

     
  7. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    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.
     
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  8. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    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:
     
  9. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    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.
     
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  10. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    Oh OK. They've still got their sign in the window, which is confusing.
     
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  11. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    This sounds horrible (if verified)

     
  12. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    There's a bo....

     
  13. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    I saw a report from the Met on twitter and apparently this was pepper spray, not acid. Still unpleasant nonetheless.
     
  14. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Somethings afoot with the railway passage mural artist and the final version of what's going up - artist appears very unhappy.
     
  15. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Seems they made a pvc copy without his consent
     
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