Saturday, June 10, 2023
When I ordered our replacement TV cable on Thursday, I tried something new. I didn't want it to sit outside our flat on the doorstep, so I had it delivered to an Amazon pick-up point at our local grocery store. Last night I walked to the high street and collected it, which was easy as pie. I think this will be my new delivery technique for Amazon. I'm not sure how Waitrose makes any money off it but I suppose there must be something in it for them.
Anyway, while I was on the high street I noticed that our new burger place is now open. It's certainly drawn a crowd. This is the place that promised "filthy rich food," if you remember.
Farther down the street there's a sort of retro-'70s themed bar with hanging plants perpetually on the brink of death and a collection of headshots on the wall, some of them autographed:
Who are all those people? I see Michael Caine, Marc Bolan, Dionne Warwick, John Travolta, Debby Harry, Twiggy and Olivia Newton-John...and I'm pretty sure that's David Cassidy at the far end.
Here's another shot, more reflective -- obviously I shot these through the window -- but perhaps a better angle. That's Leo Sayer at lower right, and Bo Derek above him. I think Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers are on the bottom to the left of the "open" sign, with Rod Stewart diagonally above them. Richard Kiel and Lynda Carter (as Wonder Woman) are at the top in the middle. And that's a very faded Cher and Sonny Bono above Michael Caine. Who have I missed?
Anyway, I've always been tempted to go to this bar just to check out their headshot gallery. But it's never open when I'm walking by -- or maybe it's open, but it's empty. I think it's more of a late-night place, and I'm in bed then.
Thank God it's the weekend! THANK GOD! I was running like crazy yesterday too. I know I've been absent from blogland but I'm going to try to catch up this weekend.
Last night I went out with some co-workers to celebrate my boss's retirement. But it turned out to be a rather hollow celebration, because she announced yesterday morning that she's staying on another year as a maternity replacement for one of our other librarians! The more things change, they more they stay the same, right?
Anyway, it was an excuse to have a few pints and chat, which is never a bad thing.