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A Returning Member! [29th of October, 2008]

halo_kittie
[ mood | relaxed ]

Hi All,

I thought I'd re-join this community with my "new" Live Journal.....add me if you like. 
1. ASL?
28/F/Elmers End

2. Favourite place in Beckenham?
The place I end up the most is usually Costa when I'm kittyvondanzig catching up on gossip and generally bitching about the state of the world. Dizzys can be quite fun especially when it's Cocktail Happy Hour.

3. How did you come to be in Beckenham? And where abouts do you live?

I've been gone and come back so many times. Moved to Elmers End from Penge when I was 12, then re-located to Thorton Heath in 2000 and ended up coming back within 6 months. Moved to Rectory Road with my "then" boyfriend and his house mates. The lease on the flat ran out and so we moved to Penge. But when we split up in January, I came back to Elmers End, which is where I am at the moment. (Just past Tescos for those that want to know).
 

4. What do you do?
Not a lot at the moment. I lost my job and so currently looking for another one, but that's in between spending most of my time on the Xbox talking to my boyfriend (who lives in New York).

5. a.) I love Beckenham because...
Err.....because it's there?!? I don't think I have a particular love of Beckenham.

b.) I hate Beckenham because...
It's 3500 miles from New York!!

6. If you were to take someone out and show them a good time, where would you take them for a night of the best Beckenham can offer?
I don't think I would!! Been thinking about this as I was thinking about showing my boyfriend where I live, when he comes over, but I don't think he'll be impressed with anything. Maybe Dizzys and then drinking somewhere.....anywhere but the Goose!!!

7. What does Beckenham need to make it better?
I'm not too sure.......possibly a rock/metal pub.
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BW08! [28th of June, 2008]

misssaxyness
Hello peeps, I've asked around for general ideas and this seems the best option - so....

  • BECKENHAM WHY MEET '08!
    PLACE:
    The Goose, Beckenham.
    DATE: Friday 18th July.
    TIME: 6pm till closing.

    Hopefully most people can make it for this date, even if just for a drink or two. I'll be posting to your facebooks so everyone knows whats going on. Hope to see you all there!
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    Beckenham Why'ers Night Out [18th of June, 2008]

    misssaxyness
  • How are people fixed for either Friday 18th July or Saturday 19th July?

    Was thinking something along the lines of either The Goose or O'Neills, 6pm till late. So far i think we have misssaxyness,ray_whitney, amancalledmikey, two_blue, frootz,comeinmycave, amante_donne and Mart all interested - anyone else?

    I'll be contacting you guys via Facebook too :) So FEEDBACK either here or there plzkthx! Hope to get something arranged xx
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    ::Mod Post:: [23rd of April, 2008]

    misssaxyness
    Hello people!

    Its coming up to 3 years that most of us met/started talking to eachother here. We didn't do anything last year due to a lot of people away for uni and house moves etc but i thought this year it might be nice to see if we can get a group together again, closer to summertime, to go out for drinkies in our beloved 'Nham - what do you guys (if there are any of you left here!) think? Oldies, n00bs, partners and friends welcome of course.

    Feedback/suggestions/ideas plzkthx!
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    [6th of January, 2008]

    sleekuk
    [ mood | blank ]

    Has anyone else seen the new Beckenham Cafe-type place next to the British Heart Foundation shop on the High Street, just along from the Slug?

    The subtitle just underneath the main name reads...

    (I kid you not)...

    Traditional Breakfast's

    Argh!

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    New Person [29th of May, 2007]

    spacedmonkey
    1. ASL?
    31/f/Beckenham
    2. Favourite place in Beckenham?
    The George
    3. How did you come to be in Beckenham? And where abouts do you live?
    Moved here with familiy when I was 19 but went to school here as a kid while we lived in Penge.
    4. What do you do?
    Teach
    5. a.) I love Beckenham because...
    It's home.
    6. If you were to take someone out and show them a good time, where would you take them for a night of the best Beckenham can offer?
    Being an anti-social cow I doubt that would happen. I'm pretty pub bound.
    7. What does Beckenham need to make it better?
    I like it as it is.
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    [13th of March, 2007]

    sleekuk
    [ mood | good ]

    I'm sure I've posted already on this site but I come asking if any of you lovely people know of any kittens that are looking for a new home?  My fiance and I are in the market for a pair off kittens to help fill my new house in Beckenham but proper pet shops that actually sell pets don't seem to exist any more...

    Please help!

    And as per custom, here are my answers to the standard questions...
    1. ASL?
    No idea what this means!
    2. Favourite place in Beckenham?
    My new house, otherwise the courtyard bar of La Racasse in summer.
    3. How did you come to be in Beckenham? And where abouts do you live?
    I was brought up down the road and bought my first house (off Brackley Road) in 2005. Just bought a new house on the other side of Beckenham (not Elmers End though!) and moving into it next week.
    4. What do you do?
    I work in public sector audit. It's far more interesting than it sounds though ;)
    5. a.) I love Beckenham because... 
    It's green and leafy
    or...
    There are plenty of places to eat out
    b.) I hate Beckenham because...
    I get scared walking and driving past the Bridge Bar on weekend (and sometimes weekday) evenings.
    6. If you were to take someone out and show them a good time, where would you take them for a night of the best Beckenham can offer?
    I'd start off with a couple of happy hour cocktails at Bar Flux, then onto Mai Ping for fab food, ending up probably in the bar at La Racasse.
    7. What does Beckenham need to make it better?
    Um. An eat-in curry house on the high street?

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    Hello N'hamers! [12th of March, 2007]

    misssaxyness
    [ mood | Snoozy ]

    So, It's been a while!
    Posts have been a bit sporadic of late - but as the sun started shining on our lovely Beckenham streets in the last few days, i was reminded of summers past, and my first Beckenhamwhy? Moot!

    In tribute to these yummy warm feelings, i thought i'd see if we have enough activity to keep alive frootz idea of a question of the week. I know we're not known over here for prolonged use or amazing comment numbers, but it'd be nice to get the community going again. So with a music theme, as i'm currently trying to finish writing a review for Digital Lard...

    Question Of The Week
    Old or new, chart or underground, embarrassing or cool - what artists/tracks can't you go without listening to?

    I'll start. I can never seem to go without listening to either the Super Mario Brothers theme or the theme to Ghostbusters once a day. The more mature side of me constantly comes back to Queens Of The Stoneage's Little Sister, Deftones' Bored, Hole's Northern Star and Golden Brown by The Stranglers. I probably listen to each of these at least once a day.

    Tell us your guilty musical pleasures!

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    McDonald's [12th of February, 2007]

    mctwerp
    I've recently heard that McDonald's has finally been given permission to build a 'restaurant' in Beckenham High Street, after about fifteen years of rejection. while I would like to say that nobody is going to use it except those people who have come from Penge to do their weekly shop in Lidl, I probably will end up going there far too many times..
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    Finding Matthew Smith [23rd of July, 2006]

    ray_whitney
    Ray says:
    Do you have any creative advice for BY?
    Martin—working on TWZ says:
    Who is BY?
    Ray says:
    Beckenham Why?
    Martin—working on TWZ says:
    Oh!
    Ray says:
    So, do you?
    Martin—working on TWZ says:
    I’m not sure really.
    Ray says:
    Well, it's welcome if you do.
    Martin—working on TWZ says:
    We could take photos of celebrities houses, and ask people whose house they think it is.
    Ray says:
    Presumably they would have to be in Beckenham?
    Martin—working on TWZ says:
    Yes.
    Ray says:
    Do you know any celebrities in Beckenham?
    Martin—working on TWZ says:
    Which rules out your house.
    Martin—working on TWZ says:
    Yes.
    Martin—working on TWZ says:
    Matthew’s dad for one…
    Ray says:
    Who's Matthew?
    Martin—working on TWZ says:
    Matthew Smith’s dad is Graham Cole… Oddly enough…
    Ray says:
    Ok. Well, you go take a photo of his house, and we'll do it.
    Martin—working on TWZ says:
    I don’t know where he lives. I never got on with Matthew.
    Ray says:
    Your input was appreciated.
    Martin—working on TWZ says:
    No problem.
    Ray says:
    We should just post this conversation, and see if anyone knows.
    Martin—working on TWZ says:
    We should!
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    'Nham-themed Hang-Man [23rd of July, 2006]

    comeinmycave
    [ mood | cranky ]

    S O L O

    G A M E S

    Clue: Used to be in Beckenham High Street. Recently shut I think.
    Guesses: 2 out of 10.
    Guessed correctly by: Ray_Whitney

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    QotD* - Shaken Not Stirred [22nd of July, 2006]

    frootz
    [ mood | amused ]

    I thought I'd introduce a little something so we can all get to know each other that little bit more...(I hope the Mods don't mind).

    So...Question of the Day....maybe it's just because I'm nosey.


    What is your favourite alcoholic drink or cocktail? What is in it?




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