Monday, 27 August 2012

August Bank Holiday and Wet

I was out this morning with my camera, dodging into doorway to avoid the worst of the rain.
I liked this one
I hear September's going to nice...

Friday, 3 August 2012

The destruction of Britain's social fabric and the Forum comments

I think Phil Johnson's comment says it all - supermarket culture has destroyed swathes of the British social fabric.

RE: London 2012 Olympics: Pubs in central London suffer as West End becomes
Phil Johnson - 02/08/2012 14:45:27

And that's because Brigid et al simply don't live in the real world anymore. I can guarantee what will happen here on Saturday morningwith large family 2 doors away from me:
9am - 'X' will drive to ASDA and return approx 40 mins later with £60's worth of cans. Sons will cart the lot to refurbished covered area in garden.
10.30am - extension lead rolled out and laptop & TV plugged in (under cover)
11.30am - rest of large family will start arriving (probably with more cans) and the partying will begin.
??pm - spotlights will go on
??pm - Olympics sacked long ago and Gem AM Gold blasting out.
Just over 5 years ago, these hardworking people would all have happily been ensconced in the local pub spending in the region of £300.
They no longer care what the sporting event is, they no longer care where it is, their normal entertainment has been curtailed -and that is why our local boozer has dropped from £12,000 per week --> £3,000 per week. So where do these people draw their conclusions from that the pubs will suffer great upturns in trade just because athletes are doing their thing for a fortnight-at God only knows what cost to our already financially beleagured country!