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kruku
02 February 2016 @ 04:20 pm
Pretty much my first day in my *apartment building* due for redevelopment in 3/4 weeks with the 92.5%  of the noisy, destructive, residents gone and I oversleep. Who would have thought it?
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kruku
01 February 2016 @ 12:38 pm
A new year, a new start!

Every day brings new challenges. And as the the first day of Feburary my challenge is? A vandalised and disabled front door handle & lock!

Actually I discovered it last night. I had to fumble in the darkness to kind of MacGyver the front door lock and get the door open.

Just made coffee for the locksmiths, who were getting busy with the anglegrinder when I left. Hopefully everything will be sorted when I get back(:
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kruku
29 January 2016 @ 12:27 pm

I got up a bit late. Put the kettle on n the 2nd floor kitchen and rushed to the 3rd floor bathroom for a quick wash and shave. My shared bathroom on the 2nd floor has long since been wrecked by other residents. Upon finishing my ablutions I went to one functioning toilet, it's an old office building washroom with toilet cubicles. The door was locked. I was a little bemused. Everyone on this floor had gone to work by now. On a hunch I looked under the door. I could see desert boots either side of the toilet bowl and sheets & blankets draped to the floor. I knocked on the door. A cough. I knocked again, louder. A sniff. "I know you're there" I said, "I can hear you". I knocked again louder, more aggressively. No reply.

We have an intruder. I suspect it's a guest left behind by one of the residents who have moved out recently. It is most likely a guy I have named "Sméagol" for his habit of creeping on young women in my building and inviting them back to the room he was sleeping in, recently vacated by his host. He claimed since he was James' friend which made it OK for him to stay there. I thought I scared him off but maybe not.

I went back to the bathroom after getting dressed and phoning the property security company. He is gone. But he could be anywhere in the building. I will have to patrol the place every night now. Oh, joy:|

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kruku
28 January 2016 @ 03:19 pm
I was woken at 3:30 this morning by someone trying to force their way into my room. In a shared building it happens. People get drunk and forget which identical looking door leads to the apartment/room they're supposed to be in. But then I could hear them trying every door in the building. The building is being vacated to be turned into luxury cubicles. Worried about getting fined by the landlords for allowing intruders to squat empty rooms/apartments I got dressed, picked up an iron bar, and went looking for the offending party. I found the front door to the building wide open. I closed it and kept looking. I eventually surprised one of the other residents prowling through the almost abandoned building wearing several scraps of fur tied to his back and head but not trousers or shoes or socks. Apparently he was "looking for a friend". I did not put the iron bar down. Inhibit by drug induced delirium he did manage to answer my questions about the intruders. Apparently some guests left behind by other residents, in anticipation of court orders and subsequent visits from the bailiffs had gone on a salvage spree of furniture and knick-knacks  before fleeing the premises in the early hours of the morning. As far as I can gather the, stoned, fur clad, resident and his friend discovered this when they were interrupted in their game of "furry"(shudder) kiss-chase/rape. I went back to bed.
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kruku
Our next meeting we will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday the 7 December. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 7 December

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
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Cross posted to lambeth_comics and our Facebook Group


 
 
 
kruku
Our next meeting we will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday the 2 November. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 52 November

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map


Cross posted to lambeth_comics and our Facebook Group

 
 
kruku
Our next meeting we will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday the 5 October. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 5 October.

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map


Cross posted to lambeth_comics and our Facebook Group
 
 
kruku
Our next meeting we will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday the 7 September. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 37 September.

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map


Cross posted to lambeth_comics and our Facebook Group
 
 
kruku
Our next meeting we will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday the 3 August. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 3 August.

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map



Cross posted to lambeth_comics & our Facebook Group
 
 
kruku
Our next meeting we will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday this coming 6 July. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 6 July.

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map



Cross posted to lambeth_comics & our Facebook Group