Shopping

No Thank You

I get mildly irritated by people who don’t say “Thank You” when you let them through. I do seem to spend an awful lot of time standing sideways on the pavement or walking behind street furniture to allow other people… Read More ›

Tanning Salons

My High Street is about to get a new Tanning Salon in a prime location – the corner of the High Street and the first shop you see when arriving from the train station and between McDonald’s and Wetherspoons. It’s… Read More ›

The Non-Essential Column

The government recently re-introduced the re-opening of non-essential shops. Yeah, because the one thing this country has been missing is a “non-essential” shop. Oh, but apparently they have, as swarms of people crowded into Sports Direct because the one thing… Read More ›

Bedtime Story

When I entered the bed shop I wasn’t expecting to see a showroom the size of a football pitch with nicely made up beds along the walls.I felt like I had walked into a very posh 1960’s empty hospital ward.Using… Read More ›

The Coronavirus

I’m no Super forecaster (although I fit the description of “social misfit and weirdo”), and despite what the Health Secretary says or doesn’t say for fear of causing mass hysteria, I predict with the oncoming Coronavirus that by late March,… Read More ›

My Tipping Point

Adele recently amazed staff at a luxury restaurant abroad with a numerically appropriate tip of $2,020 (over £1,500) to see in the new year.I was amazed too as the tip would’ve covered my entire annual food shopping bill.In Britain, we… Read More ›

Trouble In Store

As we gently ease our way into the 2020s, one of the biggest changes we witnessed in the last decade with the online shopping boom, is the demise of some familiar High Street retailers with many of the big-name stores… Read More ›

Dirty Laundry

Whirlpool issued a January product recall on 519,000 washing machines (my own included) after 79 machines had their door locking mechanisms catch fire.Meanwhile, owners were advised not to use their machines over the Christmas period, causing much concern for large… Read More ›