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#1 Summit Lover

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:24 PM

I keep meaning to bring this up having heard some stats on the radio a couple of weeks or so ago, but apparently 8 out of 10 (or something similar) pepes in London don't know their neighbours.

I have to say this really surprised me.

Wherever I have lived I have got to know my neighbours relatively quickly. I am no curtain twitcher but I certainly know all of the neighbours in the block of flats I live in (8 flats) - and by know I mean I know their names/jobs/general lifestyle etc, even if I don't socialise with all of them. I even get on well with the vast majority (!)

Am I unusual? (don't answer that Dazza/SLR/Charlie/CitM! :ph34r: )

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:02 PM

Wherever I have lived I have got to know my neighbours relatively quickly. I am no curtain twitcher but I certainly know all of the neighbours in the block of flats I live in (8 flats) - and by know I mean I know their names/jobs/general lifestyle


If it looks like a curtain twitcher, sounds like a curtain twitcher, and talks like a curtain twitcher, then it probably is.

Here's SL (and friend) checking out next door's garden:

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She's even got her cats at it:




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Edited by Summit Lover, 07 December 2011 - 10:09 PM.
'cos CitM made a hash of it!


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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:05 PM

It's yet another special aspect of Crystal Palace.
It's yet another special aspect of Crystal Palace.

After all, how ever would charlie and andreas have met each other?
After all, how ever would charlie and andreas have met each other?
opposed to taking terrapins.

#4 Summit Lover

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:10 PM

Can anyone hear an echo..........?

#5 andreas

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:18 PM

cho cho cho

cho cho cho
opposed to taking terrapins.

#6 charlie

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:18 PM

It's yet another special aspect of Crystal Palace. It's yet another special aspect of Crystal Palace. After all, how ever would charlie and andreas have met each other? After all, how ever would charlie and andreas have met each other?


Very special :wub: .

We knew everyone in our little commune of 12 residences and know a fair few of our neighbours along Campaign Way!


Can anyone hear an echo..........?

Echo? never
Echo? never
Echo? never

One of our neighbours sends up her three cats to spy on us. Sometimes I send a little message back in their collars. It beats pigeon post.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:27 PM

three spy cats
three spy cats
see how they run
see how they run
they all ran after for something nice
who cut off their hopes with a den of vice
did you ever see such a thing in your life
as three blind mice?
opposed to taking terrapins.

#8 Summit Lover

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:41 PM

I don't even need to spy on you two to know you put too much cooking sherry in the trifle tonight... Posted Image

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:34 PM

Just been sent the following images taken from secret footage inside SL's cattery:

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outrageous!

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This should be reported.it will only lead to this:

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:02 AM

I know most of my neighbours on my street. In my first year in Palace I met more people than in eight years in ever so trendy Notting Hill.
Saying that, the bloke who lives on the top floor is a complete c(ough!!)

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:26 AM

I only know some of the people in my block, and just to say hello to. The guy in the flat opposite I know better, and get on well with, but then he started smoking and making my flat stink so relations are now "strained"!

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 11:28 AM

I keep meaning to bring this up having heard some stats on the radio a couple of weeks or so ago, but apparently 8 out of 10 (or something similar) pepes in London don't know their neighbours.

I have to say this really surprised me.

Wherever I have lived I have got to know my neighbours relatively quickly. I am no curtain twitcher but I certainly know all of the neighbours in the block of flats I live in (8 flats) - and by know I mean I know their names/jobs/general lifestyle etc, even if I don't socialise with all of them. I even get on well with the vast majority (!)

Am I unusual? (don't answer that Dazza/SLR/Charlie/CitM! :ph34r: )


I somehow just knew that you'd know all your neighbours. Glad I dont live near you SL or I'd treat you like my neighbour (who incidentally is a really nice fella). I normally like to leave my house at 8.10, however so does he. I now leave at 8.11. Not being rude, I just dont like to talk about the weather/kids/holidays at such an ungodly hour.

#13 Summit Lover

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:24 PM

I somehow just knew that you'd know all your neighbours. Glad I dont live near you SL or I'd treat you like my neighbour (who incidentally is a really nice fella). I normally like to leave my house at 8.10, however so does he. I now leave at 8.11. Not being rude, I just dont like to talk about the weather/kids/holidays at such an ungodly hour.

Ah..... but SLR, that is a different subject entirely! I am not a morning person and only really become sociable after about 10am. My heart sinks when I bump into bright as a button, bright eyed and bushy tailed acquaintances on the way to work, I am just not ready for all that nonsense...

#14 St. Lukes Railings

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:37 PM

Ah..... but SLR, that is a different subject entirely! I am not a morning person and only really become sociable after about 10am. My heart sinks when I bump into bright as a button, bright eyed and bushy tailed acquaintances on the way to work, I am just not ready for all that nonsense...

Well I've even been known to do a lap of the block when seeing any of my neighbours having the temerity of being outside their abode when I come home of an evening.

Merry Christmas!