I’ve been meaning to write some of these things up for a while, and failed to do them when they came to mind periodically. Hopefully I’ll cover off a few that needed saying sooner and you can take the appropriate action. Read the rest of this entry »
After my recent mini-rant over the poor quality of BHS Christmas shopping I feel it’s time to make it clear I’m not entirely made of humbugs.
It’s Christmas! Or rather, the Christmas shop in BHS is open for business.
It’s not just me, I’m certain. Take a look at what they’re offering. As a child I recall the Christmas shop in BHS being a cornucopia of options for wasting hard earned goodwill with my parents as I explored every last shelf for that ideal daft gift for my long-suffering Dad or other unsuspecting family member.
These days it’s plastic wrapped boxed gift sets based on alcoholic and food brands; very little to draw the eye of my impatient six year old.
Could we have a little more cheery tat on the shelves please? Less polish and more cheer? Fewer slightly risqué joke gifts and more that are actually fun?
Or maybe I’m just getting old and grumpy. Do your shopping online and have it shipped by courier to arrive December 23rd. In which case, I’ve found the perfect gift.
Just when you’ve gone long enough without receiving one of these e-mails, another bounces right into your inbox. Do enjoy this one, it’s beautifully direct and transparently bogus. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve finally sold out and bought an Apple device from which I hope to do much more writing and business management in the fullness of time. Also, it’s an opportunity to part with some of the cash I may be able to earn from my new job. Read the rest of this entry »
Everything here is true, and worth a proper read. I love the content, I love the selection of highlights and I approve of the Black Country Arms.
Originally posted on rich johnstone:
Walsall is a wondrous place. Not only does it have a great community of local bloggers, tweeters and community minded folk who care passionately about their locale, it is actually an enormously fun place to live.
There was a bit of a buzz around some of the local twitterers recently about an on-line piece that had been dug up from somewhere, which criticised Walsall. In no uncertain terms.
Whilst it’s easy to slag one’s place of residence off (and who can’t find fault with where they live? Is anywhere perfect?), Walsall was good to me. Both the town and it’s people.
Ok, I’ll admit it here. I’m actually a Brummie. Born and raised until my 7th Birthday in Marston Green. This was before my dad retrained as a teacher and moved us lock, stock and barrel down to Somerset (as he was unable to find a teaching job in the…
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