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Transport problems, Thursday 26 April

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Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Thursday, 26 April, 2007 - 08:12 pm:   

My usual 28 minutes cycle ride into Westminster took 30 minutes today due to a couple of extra cars on the road, and just missing the green light at Peckham Rye. Did any other readers have a difficult journey from SE23 to work?
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 26 April, 2007 - 08:22 pm:   

I did the same journey in about two minutes today. After flying directly over Horniman I had to go all the way round Westminster before landing at City and getting three trains home.

Am I allowed on this thread? I don't cycle and had some lagers while in Amsterdam rather than bitter ;-)
Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Thursday, 26 April, 2007 - 08:32 pm:   

Michael, no need to be precious, apologies if I have hurt your feelings. The stuff that the chemical factories throw out in Mortlake and Northampton (can't remember where they 'brew' Stella)cannot be compared to the bottom fermented nectar they produce in Belgium and Germany (not so keen on Dutch lager). Perhaps we need a group hug. And you went to Amsterdam and did not cycle. What else were you there for. Sorry don't answer that.

Perhaps time for a big SE23 hug.

PS this thread is about my dreadful journey to work today - S'ok for you people with your private jets.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 27 April, 2007 - 09:48 am:   

Hurrah for cyclists, poor old train commuters. The trains were rather buggered thanks to a fire at New Cross / Deptford. The train line going through Greenwich was completely closed.

I was in Paris (not Hilton) last weekend and the locals were most bemused at the English calling Stella 'wifebeater'. I've always found UK Stella tastes different from continental Stella. Plus I've never become irrationally violent on continental Stella,

I prefer the white beers myself - anyone any interesting thoughts on those?
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 27 April, 2007 - 12:12 pm:   

Heres an interesting thought- your post is highly misogynist and offensive and hopefully will be erased as quickly as it appeared on this site.
Joined 21-12-2005
Posted on Friday, 27 April, 2007 - 01:21 pm:   

I had a great journey to work. From the TV reports I thought there were no trains running, then the radio reports suggested a restricted service so I thought I'd try the station first but would probably need to get a bus. Got to the station at 8.30 just as the 8.29 was pulling in, half empty. Few people got on at FH so got a seat no problem and even Brockley boarders could sit down. From the indicator boards it seemed the following services were running OK too. Wish the trains were that empty every morning!
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 27 April, 2007 - 01:26 pm:   

Roz, I must be reading it wrong but can't see too much in PVP's email that is offensive. Just references to common used slang which I am sure the French would be bemused at as were my foreign friends when they heard it.
Joined 27-11-2004
Posted on Friday, 27 April, 2007 - 02:37 pm:   

Actually I rather take issue with your post Roz. I find myself offended by your call for censorship of the posts of others rather than simply posting your own response and allowing the fertile intellects of SE23 to make up their own minds on the matter.
Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Friday, 27 April, 2007 - 05:45 pm:   

My journey today was slightly slower due to some congestion by the Clock House and Forest Hill Tavern as drivers were rubber necking to see that ongoing refurbishment.

How were the trains? Crowded, late etc??
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 27 April, 2007 - 08:43 pm:   

So. the phrase 'I was in Paris ( not Hilton) last weekend' acceptable, is it, on a public website accessed by a wide range of people- or is it that no one has worked this one out yet?
Joined 12-10-2006
Posted on Saturday, 28 April, 2007 - 11:57 am:   

Perhaps that's because it's and not
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 01 May, 2007 - 06:19 pm:   

Sorry I missed the fun and games. Roz - if you are offended by my posting then you have an issue with popular culture. I have many issues with mainstream popular culture (trying not to sound as grumpy as BD here) but that does not prevent me referencing it. probably needs to decide what it wants to be. I know for one I much enjoyed the banter of yesteryear, it makes one feel more part of a community rather than meerely typing at a computer. Surely in itself that says much - if we had the community we long for we would not be swapping ideas this way.

If 'humour' (I define loosely) is banned then this website would be much the poorer.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 01 May, 2007 - 10:09 pm:   

I don't have an issue with 'popular culture' unless 'popular culture' is now defined as making extremely crude references on a community website.
Perhaps victims of domestic abuse would also share my lack of sense of humour at your posting.
Joined 23-02-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 02 May, 2007 - 10:12 am:   

PVP. I think it is time for you to own up about your role in the John Lennon shooting.
Joined 29-09-2006
Posted on Wednesday, 02 May, 2007 - 03:25 pm:   

Nice to see the at community spirit is still thriving in SE23. Pvp, perhaps you we're referring to the various hotel establishments in gay, I mean happy Paris. I quite like to dip into the George V for quick wee when I'm in town. Beautiful porcelein and fluffy towels.
Joined 29-09-2006
Posted on Wednesday, 02 May, 2007 - 03:36 pm:   

Roz, for reference, also referred to as a 'wife beater' is the white string vests so often worn by bulky, swarvy fellas in New York gangster films. The word 'trivia' is said to derive from a spot where three roads met in Rome. At this spot women were said to gather to talk about their goings on. I have the up most repsect for women and believe in most cases they speak more sense than men, and are more interesting to talk to than men. However, that does not stop me from using the the word trivia due to it's origins.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 04 May, 2007 - 10:36 am:   

Very interesting Haylands! Always good to learn something new.

Most of my long term friends are also women as they normally have more to say for themselves. There is one general fault though and their inability to appreciate watching footy in the pub.