Sorry, missed this. I had to get a new machine but gtech gave me £100 off the latest model. It was either that or pay £70 for a new bottom brush bit. Things just ain’t built to last these days.It will be tomorrow or Thursday that I could have a look. I’ll reiterate, I’m not a repairman, but I installed a ceiling light and changed some electrical sockets during the week so I am keen to tinker. It’s VAT that annoys me most about getting someone in to do something. If someone fixes your vacuum and charges you £50, £10 of it goes in tax immediately. Getting stung for £10 by the exchequer just for having a broken vacuum is insult to injury.
Weird. If anything i’d have thought the changing nature of the area (I.e. becoming more gentrified) would suit them better not worse.News just in: it closed as they are going to concentrate on mobile catering. Something also to do with the changing nature of the high street meant that it wasn’t doing so well.
That’s what I thought. I think 12 years is a good innings tbh...business ownership is bloody stressful especially with a young family. No time for fuck all.Weird. If anything i’d have thought the changing nature of the area (I.e. becoming more gentrified) would suit them better not worse.
Unlike Nanker I never received bad service there but there wasn’t that much on their shelves that I had a massive need for. It wasn’t the kind of place to shop for your everyday essentials and I viewed any shopping I did there as buying occasional treats. In a way it felt out of place for many years- not so much now I guess. The kind of shop you’d expect to find in East Dulwich rather than around these parts.
I was intrigued. "Nestled in a peaceful location on the outskirts of Dulwich."
There was an old people's home on Knollys Road which closed down and is now being redeveloped into retirement flats, is it that?I was intrigued. "Nestled in a peaceful location on the outskirts of Dulwich."
This is not for you. It's a retirement village.
I notice from Google map that there was a Dulwich Care Centre - which is now permanently closed.
Is this another case like Barrington Road in Coldharbour, where a former council care home is closed and sold off for redevelopment?
Well actually the elderly who can no longer look after themselves now have to go into PRIVATE care homes.There was an old people's home on Knollys Road which closed down and is now being redeveloped into retirement flats, is it that?
Presumably selling them off makes a lot more money than running a care home? If it's the same place I didn't realise it was council owned/run. What are old people without their own home/large income supposed to do now?
Looks like a nice little festival. What do Zero Carbon sound like? I hope they're Numan-esque with a name like that.West Norwood Feast this Sunday, gonna be a scorching day with lots of summer activities planned, including performances as part of the new Fest Norwood arts festival, running from 3rd - 12th (see www.festnorwood.com for the programme).
Come say hi on St Luke's steps where the bands are playing (I'll be at the 'sound desk').
(Oh and it's a free event, with no fence)
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It is, it's a decent family-orientated festival, every 1st Sunday April-December. Entirely run by volunteers, with some local business sponsorship.Looks like a nice little festival. What do Zero Carbon sound like? I hope they're Numan-esque with a name like that.