Friday, 30 January 2009


It's that time of year when I have the credit card savaged by the local Toyota Dealer.
Time for the annual car service. 
This time it was fairly major one. Still not as expensive as I'd expected it to be :)

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Demise Of The (Decent) Record Shop

WH Smith has just announced it is closing the CD/DVD department in my local branch. Ok it was only a small choice, but it did add a bit more choice.
25+ years ago a small independant record shop opened in town. (Record Village) Not only did they sell a big range of music, they also hired videos. During the 80's they had 3 branchs in the area.
Not only them, I remember Smiths, Boots, Woolworth all sold records. As did Comet and a local electrical dealer, Vallences. All gone now :(
They may not have had massive shelves of music, but we had much more to look at then.
(Im talking about shops selling LP's and Cassettes. (I even remember 8-track tapes as well)
Now since Record Village closed, (mainly due to the high rents in the town) all we have is a tiny branch of HMV.
No wonder on line sales are going up.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

My Local Pub

The Malt Shovel, Ashby
As promised earlier in this blog, here are some photographs taken with the new digital camera.
Nice friendly atmosphere. Have wide range of real ales 7 on hand pump, serve good food at reasonable prices.

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