I've been in FH for about 18 years so I can remember when it was considered the backside of South London - that is if people had heard of it at all. There has been a lot of changes over that time - most of them for the better. I am currently loving the new found spirit of FH which this site epitomizes.
I genrally don't post much personal stuff on the web and this username is not one I generally use but I am sure that some bright folks here will be able to associate them!
Anyways - I am 51 and mainly interested in beer, food, cycling, growing my own and making my own stuff. I work in IT doing sysadmin stuff (not the bright shiny stuff that @chrisbeach does so well!) with servers and systems at a local(ish) well know independent school - pays the bills but looking for a new venture as I type - something local. I moderate an allotment forum and I am secretary of a private allotment association in Brockley. I spend most of the summer in the garden or down the plot talking rubbish with a load of silly old men and women who should probably all know better.
I ride my bike very day - mostly going out of my way to get to work on time but taking in the hills of SE London. I love watching and, to the dismay of my wife, talking about cycling. I love the old punk spirit of DIY and helping yourself and others - this site seems to fit the bill for that so well done @chrisbeach.
So I make my own stuff - bread, soap, hand cream, bath bombs, bacon, wine, chorizo and of course I grow a lot of what I eat - just need to get my own brewery up an drunning.
I started working life as a courier back in the 80s
Here is me posing for someone's graduate photo course assignment!
Spent some time travelling, got into IT through doing print ops and then my mate naffed off to Africa to drink for a living and gave me his job and I have been doing IT systems stuff for the last 20 years. Still time for something new!
Local shops that I love are Finches (which is possibly the greatest shop in London), Crafty Beer, Shannon's Garden Center and the Proud Sow which is a fantastic butchers for both meat and banter!
This is a nice site - looks original, well programmed and content is developing nicely. I'm sure you could make a bob or two syndicating this round London postcodes!