Positivity Rules Wrote:
> Has something awful happened? Has someone died??!?
> Has there been a mass disaster in East Dulwich!? A
> shop opened!? A new one? Selling gym wear!? OMFG!?
> How on earth will we cope???
> And people who shop in said shop "may" have a
> takeaway coffee sometimes? Or "may" be so rude to
> have born a child and not only that, push said
> child in a pram!? Are you kidding!?!?? AND they do
> yoga to top it all off!? It's all so hideous!
> On a serious note, I moved to East Dulwich a year
> ago. I absolutely love it. I have family here, my
> father was born here. I love it so much... until I
> see threads like this on this forum. I check into
> the forum just every once in a while to check in
> with any new developments in the area or to see if
> there is something I should know. But then I feel
> very sad to see people being so negative about
> something like a new shop opening! I'm sorry, but
> didn't the Sweaty Betty shop used to be a Deli?
> Because an artisan cheese and a tub of hummus are
> essentials, of course. Let's be honest, you can
> never and will never be able to buy all your
> essentials on a high street as small as Lordship
> Lane. However, as long as an area is clean, safe
> and friendly, whatever somebody's class, job,
> which schools their children attend, whether they
> make their coffee at home or buy it out as a treat
> once in a while, their preference of exercise gear
> (!!), isn't that surely the most important thing?
> This forum gives me the impression that maybe East
> Dulwich isn't the warm and friendly area that I
> thought it was, so hopefully I'm wrong.
> And just to be clear, Sweaty Betty have written on
> their blog their recommendations of their
> favourite places in East Dulwich:
> You'll see that includes a whole wealth of
> independent and local businesses as well as
> institutions we should be proud of (Picture
> Gallery, Horniman Museum etc.). So it's hardly
> ruining the area, is it?
> Let's all calm down - I hear yoga is very good for
This forum is far from representative of the area (in fact most of the regular posters don't live here). Internet forums in general bring out the worst in peeps. Don't think it's any reflection on real life ED.