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Merry Christmas to you and introducing the 2020 programme.

Hi there, Well the year is coming to close and an eventful one it's been too.  Starting the year with a broken shoulder blade and two ribs is not the best start for a sports coach!  Skiing passed me by last season and I didn't really start hitting a ball full gas until Easter. Despite that, the juni...
Forum: Activities
Replies: 0
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:37 pm

Re: How I’m voting to Labour to Remain in Battersea and why I’ve done a tactical vote swap to help the Lib Dems.

Ok so I'm an ABC voter (anyone but Corbyn - who is a brexiteer anyway).  Who do I vote for in Battersea to avoid a Labour MP?
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 28
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:25 pm

Re: Man on Bus

Sorry to hear that, OP. Thinking about that, I wonder what the best response from another adult (beyond telling the man to back off and shut up) would be. You can't offer to walk the child home, that would come across as dodgy. Tell the child to call her mum, maybe offer your mobile to do it if she...
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: Man on Bus
Replies: 17
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:43 pm

Re: Man on Bus

I used to be a Policeman in London for 8.5 years and dealt with the full range of sexual crimes from indecent exposure, rape inc children and incest.  Horrible really but every time it comes down to the warped mind of the individual(s) not some benign clothing acting as an uncontrollable trigger poi...
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: Man on Bus
Replies: 17
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:38 pm

Re: Man on Bus

mrsbfrombalham wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:25 pm
dimelda nice piece of victim shaming you are doing there. If we follow your view, women should clearly not be allowed out - just in case some rapist decides to take action.
Re-read your post - it's appalling

Nail firmly hit on head.
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: Man on Bus
Replies: 17
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:27 pm

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

Does anyone know what is happening on the old LK Bennett site? The sign in the window implies it's been let...  I didn't catch the full name, it's something like 'Whole ....' offering nutrition, some type of health checks, foods etc.   There's a new pop up decked out in the old Dove's site, aimed a...
Replies: 536
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:28 pm

Snow is here! Off Piste clinic in Are Sweden 29th March to 3rd April 2020

Hi there, The snow is here!  In fact it's pretty much everywhere from Northern Scandinavia, Balkans all the way through the Alps.  As many of you know I'm a ski instructor and have been since 1992 including 10 full seasons.  Since then I've continued teaching and training, mainly in Italy but the la...
Forum: Travel
Replies: 0
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:15 pm

Christmas ideas for tennis lovers!

Hi there, If you're stuck for a present then why not consider buying a tennis racket or some tennis lessons? I can get rackets for Christmas delivery and lesson vouchers would be valid throughout 2020 so no threat of having to play in the dark and snow!  If you are feeling generous check out the hol...
Forum: Activities
Replies: 0
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:43 pm

Re: General Election - what do we think for Battersea?

So to vote Lib Dem isn't a tactical vote in this borough?  Bearing in mind European Elections have always been different from General Elections.  Is the consensus that the choice is either Lib Dem or Labour and the Conservatives have little chance?
Forum: Local News
Replies: 39
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:44 pm

Re: camping advice - worth getting mini fridge?

We've used cool boxes with ice packs without problems, even in the summer.
Forum: Travel
Replies: 3
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:35 pm

Re: General Election - what do we think for Battersea?

"I’m not too worried about a brain drain and an exodus of the wealthy in this case."  Then you should be.  Since globalisation we are competing against everyone in a certain economic sector.  Capital is very easily moved now, just see the multi billion assets moved during the Brexit era.  Personally...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 39
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:32 pm

Re: General Election - what do we think for Battersea?

Haha, maybe I'm losing my marbles!  However Dennis Healy had to go to the IMF in 1976 through their mismanagement.  The IMF effectively set the financial conditions which split the Labour Party and the emergence of the SNP.  There's the top rate of income tax at 83% which led to capital and investme...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 39
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:25 am

Re: General Election - what do we think for Battersea?

Anyone here old enough to remember the last left wing government in the UK?

I am, and I remember 3 day weeks, public sector strikes, 20% inflation and interest rates with rocketing unemployment. No more equality then than now. I won’t be voting for Corbyn’s Labour.
Forum: Local News
Replies: 39
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:45 am