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The return of Sid

Proof, that you can’t keep a good homeless man down!


Bravo Sir!   Bravo!

Sid Evicted!

Sid, homeless man opposite my office, was evicted from his studio apartment today!

Poor Sid had popped out for a stroll around Croydon when the lorry turned up and two men tore down his house with an industrial claw!!  


I’m really quite angry at the callous way in which this has been done; the guy is very friendly to talk to and is standing down there now, distraught at not having somewhere to live!!

The yard is still unused, a development site for an office block that never saw the light of day due to the economy crash; I sincerely doubt anything will happen, so why do something so inhumane?  

We will miss you Sid!



Sid moves above Scotland in FIFA rankings

FIFA confirmed today that Sid the homeless chap has risen above Scotland in the international ranking system.

Sid’s silky skills are said to eclipse even those of the mighty Kenny Miller; Miller is arguably the greatest sweaty sock ever to pull on a blue jersey.  

Manchester City are understood to have submitted a lucrative bid for his services.  





The return of Sid – Supertramp


Stop the press!!!!

Sid, the intriguing homeless man who lives opposite my office,  appears to have returned to his patch and rebuilt his shack.

Perhaps he watched ‘Batman Begins’ and was inspired by how Bruce Wayne decided to rebuild Wayne Manor after it burnt to the ground; could Croydon have its own superhero?!?

I had resigned myself to the idea that Sid had fled from Croydon after the fire a few months ago; so I was somewhat surprised and heartened to see him scrambling over the back fence with a shopping trolley???

Wonder if he’ll get a blue rinse and a bingo membership to complete his alter ego cover?

Maud Violet –  Mild mannered bag lady? 

Anyway!   Welcome back,  El Cid!

Sid – Cheerio!!

Looks like Sid has finally moved on from his Croydon penthouse pad.  This time for good.

Ray spoke to the filming types (he is a nosey old bastard?) who returned to film again this week and they confirmed that he has indeed buggered off.

It is a shame that he has gone, his unoccupied shelter remains and reminds me of all the times when I have been transfixed by his intriguing routines and survival instincts.

It remains to be seen if an eagle-eyed opportunist will spot and claim George Street’s hottest property.

Take care Sid, you have been Croydon’s Robinson Crusoe living rough outside my office since April 2011 and I salute you for enduring.


Sid – Enduring

The filming crew has gone and I am happy to report that Sid is back in his shack.

All in all, no harm done and the film types cleared up all the rubbish around Sid’s place; it clearly needs a womans touch or a man with cleaning OCD’s.

Not that I know such a man. Ahem.

Sid turfed out by London 2012 Olympic types?!?!

Sid, the intriguing homeless man who resides in a little shanty shack by my work, appears to have been move on by a load of London 2012 Olympic media ruffians!!!!

The Olympic torch is due to pass through Croydon on Monday the 23rd of July, 2012; Patrick Stewart will be carrying it during the final stage before it goes on to Bromley and it looks like a camera and security crew have set up a temporary base of operations in the vacant lot that Sid considers his front yard!

Two cars turned up initially and a ground crew of three people bagged up all of Sid’s rubbish.  It took him ages to make that much mess!  Have they no heart???

For all intents and purposes, it looks like Sid has been evicted and it remains to be seen whether our mysterious lodger will return to his estate or not.

Either that or they have picked Sid to be a torchbearer?  I suppose that would be a great ‘lefty’ BBC News story wouldn’t it folks?


Come back Sid, we’d all miss you if you vanished 😦