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Thursday, 29 March 2012

No, No, No, No, No

Thursday 29 March 2012 – Some things are just wrong.

Whilst watching TV last night, I saw an advert with Heston Blumenthal about hot cross buns, he was advertising his twist on the well known Easter treat. Now I’m not saying his buns flavoured with mandarin and earl grey tea are wrong; although dubious. It’s the fact that show the buns toasted.

Toasted hot cross buns; NO, NO, NO, NO, NO. Teacakes are toasted and HCB should be cold.

Another thing that makes me shudder is tomato ketchup on bacon NO, NO, NO, NO, NO. The English breakfast, and its many components should have good old brown sauce, especially HP, the king of condiments.

I saw this sign which is most definitely a NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.


Here the shop owner stereotypes all young men, I understand that maybe he’s had problems in the past; but who’s to say three lads entering his shop would spell trouble, what about three lassies. Also what does this message say about the area to outsiders?

Another NO, NO, NO, NO, NO. The spending of public money on pointless ventures. In 2010, the council poured money into what was to become a community space for the local people of north Shelton. For a few months a spaceIMGA0381 was cleared and young people helped to put up decking, build raised beds and create a welcoming space. I walked passed the completed project in August 2010, and it’s now March 2012, and the gates remain locked. What a complete and utter waste of money and resources.

And finally, here’s a definite NO, NO, NO, NO, NO. The following photo was forwarded to me by a friend, who tells me it was on a shelf below an assortment of gifts on sale in readiness for Mothers’ Day. Tell me would you buy this from Tesco as a gift for your mum?


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