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spindrift

Member since Oct 2009 • Last active Aug 2014

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    Guide dogs don't pay road tax and I think the licence is cheaper if the dog's black and white.

    #freeloaders.

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    The Mail have spun that guide dog story to claim that 42% of blind people have been smashed into by cyclists. It's getting silly now, there will be a tiny correction on page 54 in a month but everyone will remember the headlines about packs of cyclists hunting down blind people to smash into.

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    Price. I was in Bow for five years and loved it but my budget stretched to a manky one bed flat in Bow or a two bed house with forty foot garden in E11. No brainer. Maryland is on Crossrail, that's the next big boost for the area.

    Antic taking over the Red Lion can't be overstated as a catalyst for gentrification in Leytonstone, suddenly you saw middle class people that you didn't really notice before, people priced out of Stokey and Hackney are moving in. The borough currently has the highest house price inflation rate in the country (28%).

    The Olympic Park developments are only just beginning, there's a lot of jobs moving to the area, LBWF has the lowest proportion of residents who work in the borough in London and I can see that changing. I can se the whole demographic changing in the next ten years, in a way it's strange to think that the perfectly lovely late Victorian housing stock is finally returning to being someone's prized home, after decades of stagnation and decay, since the fifties really.

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    Ignore them user47701 (crazy user name, crazy guy!)

    Yours was the best first post I've ever seen here.

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    Paris was liberated 70 years ago today.

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    Kirstie and Phil were sniffing round Leytonstone this week, in Bushwood. Phil went to see an agent in the area who said he'd had 52 viewings and 7 offers on one house nearby. Crazy. The local cake shop tweets whimsical shit:

    twitter.com/WildGooseBakery

    Gentrification bingo.

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    Nasal voice.

    That's the opening sequence, driver was Italian. Roger Beckerman, as played by Rosanno Brazzi.

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    Cyclists with no lights irritate me much more than cyclists who RLJ, not sure why. Seen quite a few, not all riders were on clarty old shitty bikes either.

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    One Edinburgh Festival one I read, comedian comes on stage and says:

    "Good evening. My name's Fin, which makes it difficult for me to sign off emails without sounding pretentious".

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