It was two years to the day that I visited Coviar in Kolonaki in Athens.
I was having a coffee in Taresso and was told of Coviar a new coffee shop not far away that I must visit.
About five minutes walk a little set back and would have missed if not looking for.
Externally the look of a five-star hotel.
And that was only the exterior, inside amazing, a long bar of white marble from Tinos, other surfaces green marble from a different island. On the long bar every coffee device could think of, V60, Japanese syphon, Aeropress.
Behind the bar, an eye catching custom designed espresso machine. …
Heading into second lockdown with new coronavirus cases doubling every few days let’s bring it on hold a travelling circus street food market in Lincoln High Street.
Stalls from outside the county, disgusting junk food, constrict access within High Street, attract people, then sit back and watch a sharp spike in new covid-19 cases. …
A delivery from Coffeelink, a Suffolk based roastery.
Inside the box
Wonderful aroma from the Ethiopian coffee within well designed packaging, freshly roasted the previous week.
Contents currently at reduced prices from Coffeelink and with free delivery.
Over the next few days unpacking of the box and an exploration of its contents.
Useless Lincoln City Council jobsworth kicked out a market trader from Lincoln Central Market who had been trading in the city centre for 35 years, who with his daughter continued to trade throughout the covid-19 pandemic, who set up a veg box scheme for the housebound.
S Sharpe and daughter accounted for at least 80% of market football. Following eviction of the stall the few remaining traders who were already struggling saw business collapse overnight.
Good news, said the useless jobsworth responsible for mismanagement of the market, we will relocate the outdoor fruit and vegetable stall into the market. …
If you just want the drinks and not the work, then do what I do and pop out to a local cafe and someone else can deal with it all. — James Hoffman
Also a price hike
Claims price will double, buy now, offer will end, but no dates given, thus marketing hype to pull the punters in. And this offer has been running for months.
Stated delivery has not been met. At end of June was showing May 2020. Not been shipped by June 2020. By end of June 2020, not shipped and then stating September-October 2020. July changed again to October 2020. At a guess lucky if see before Christmas, if see at all. …
When think it could get no worse, beginning of last month dysfunctional Lincoln City Council responsible for the appalling state of the market kicked out on a whim the fruit and vegetable stall that accounted for at least 80% of the market footfall. The few remaining traders saw what little business there was collapse overnight.
End of last month, the outside fruit and vegetable stall relocated to the vacated pitch. If it did not generate footfall for the market when located outside the doors to the market it was highly unlikely to generate footfall for the market when it moved by a few feet. But who can comprehend the perverse mindset of worthless jobsworths? And so it has proved to be, not a jot of difference. …
This week, a new fruit and vegetable stall Nathan Willows Fresh Produce opened within Lincoln Central Market.
Quality, a novelty for Lincoln Central Market.
Not to be confused with the outdoor stall that has relocated within the market.
It is still a great loss, the fruit and vegetable stall that has been kicked out by dysfunctional local council bully boys. Worthless jobsworths responsible should be fired, a public apology by the council and compensation to the stallholders. Remaining traders should be compensated for loss of business and receive a rent reduction. …
We’re tired of being white
and we’re tired of being black,
and we’re not going to be white
and we’re not going to be black any longer.
We’re going to be voices now,
disembodied voices in the blue sky,
pleasant harmonies in the cavities of your distress.
And we’re going to stay this way until you straighten up,
until your suffering makes you calm,
and you can believe the word of G-d who has told you so many times,
and in so many ways, to love one another,
or at least not to torture and murder
in the name of some stupid vomit-making human idea that makes G-d turn away from you,
and darken the cosmos with inconceivable sorrow.
We’re tired of being white and we’re tired of being black,
and we’re not going to be white and we’re not going to be black any longer. …
As of midnight Saturday 25 July 2020, all arrivals into UK from Spain will have to go into 14-day quarantine.
Strictly speaking self-isolation, not quarantine.
For once the UK government has acted promptly.
14-day self-isolation for arrivals from Spain, FCO advice, do not travel to Spain (Balearic Islands and Canary Islands exempt).
The usual suspects are bleating, airlines, tour companies. They knew Spain was high risk, but happily transported tourists to Spain.
Spanish holiday in Tenerife during the summer. Thus what is safe today may not remain safe.
Reckless behaviour by Jet2 encouraging tourists to ignore FCO advice and travel to Spain regardless. Those stupid enough to ignore FCO advice will invalidate their travel insurance. …