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kruku
05 March 2016 @ 11:29 am

I thought losing my glasses yesterday was too much excitement until I go home. Where I ran into my friend, Helene, and previous co-tenant of my, almost deserted, apartment building who revealed her new digs are appalling so has been sleeping in my building, moving from room to room to avoid the landlord. She asked me to cover for her. I tried to explain the concept of "deposit" to her but she was too caught up with her own problems to focus :)  I said I would do my best but would not lie for her. Then I found my legitimate co-tenant, the outrageously flamboyant "furrie" :( had stolen my oven and separate hot plate from the second floor kitchen. No supper for Dave! I ran up to his appropriated apartment through a back door he had broken originally to access the room. I pushed and waded through the rubble he had placed behind the door to deter intruders. He was not visible but I could hear a radio from a room in the apartment I knew he slept in. I lambasted him through the door. I could not hear him. I began to doubt that he was there. Eventfully I saw him through one of the emulsion frosted room windows. He was naked and aroused! The bastard was enjoying himself! I left to remove all my other belongings from the kitchen to another room in the building I had keys to. Fortunately my evening's emotional erg output had drained me and I found it easy to go to sleep. This morning there was a lot of noise when I woke up. Workmen had appeared in the building. I got washed, dressed, had tea & toast and sallied forth to see what was happening. The workmen were there to clear the building of all furniture and loose items. Loose items are a term that, apparently, applies to all my belongings. Obviously the landlords were not answering their phones. After some discussion it was agreed that I would remove any items (mine) that were to stay in the building to specific rooms that were clearly labeled and the workers could take anything else. I managed to post a notice on the door my friend was staying in. Departing on the bus I thought that is more than enough excitement for 24 hours. Then I saw the police at DuCane Court busying themselves around a sprawled body covered with a small tarpaulin. Well someone had a more eventful 24 hours than I^^

...Found my glasses.

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kruku
Our first meeting of 2016 we will be in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday the 7 March. 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 March.

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
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
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 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