Author Archives: jonathanrose

About jonathanrose

Raconteur. Intellectual. Showerman.

What do #Croydon’s councillors actually do for their communities?

N.B. This is not a politicised criticism of local parties or their respective councillors, this is more an exercise to learn more about councillors and their work in Croydon – with best intentions and no malice. SAFE. :) ————————————————————————————– As … Continue reading

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VOTE for Grace Children’s Village takes 10 secs of your internet time

Western Union are running a competition to give $1000 to 100 worthy causes. Please vote for Grace Children’s Village.  CLICK THIS LINK HERE –> And scroll down to FB Like/vote it. The site is wack, so use the picture below … Continue reading

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#CNMAC11 Official unofficial video

This is probably the greatest Christian film since the Bourne Again Identity… Hopefully, this is will inspire others to come next year 

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I love #Croydon – Saif Bonar @bizzyrascal

I LOVE CROYDON is a guest series  for locals to submit videos and written posts talking about all (good) things related to Croydon and the surrounding areas. If you would like to contribute, holla at or @98rosjon on Twitter. Today’s submission is from … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Richard Littledale’s ‘Who Needs Words?’

It’s only words and words are all I have to take your heart away – Words, Boyzone   So sang our generation’s greatest wordsmith – Ronan Keating – about one of Mankind’s most important communication tools. In Who Needs Words, … Continue reading

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Video: What I do at @idioplatform

Ever since the #givejonnyroseajob campaign ended with me getting a marketing role at idio, quite a few people have been asking how I have been getting on there and what I actually do. By means of an answer, below is a … Continue reading

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I Blog On A Sunday – @Yinkster

I Blog On A Sunday is a space for guest-posters to muse about blogging, Sundays or Christianity. If you would like to contribute, holla at or@98rosjon on Twitter. Today’s submission is from Yinka K – a great pal whom I first … Continue reading

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Guest post and video: @LordKenley speaks about #Croydon community and a ‘Damascene moment’

Maybe Damascus ain’t that far away… Some months ago I had a ‘Road to Damascus’ moment in a Wetherspoons pub in Purley. Not many people can say that. Up until that moment, I’d always been suspicious of Croydon and its people It was the first … Continue reading

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Guest post: Punish them, but give copycat rioters something to copy

Neil Ridulfa is a local Coulsdon lad who works in PR for the Museum of Brands. He loves singing and makes occasional media appearances in obscure publications and international radio shows that I’ve never heard of. This post was originally … Continue reading

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#purleydinnerclub vs #croydonriots – a tale of two #Croydon communities

I will remember August 8th for a very long time. Mainly for the riots that plagued the streets of London (and – even closer to home – central Croydon) but also because it was the night of the first #PurleyDinnerClub. #PurleyDinnerClub … Continue reading

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