Millstream Square Street Food and Artisan Market in Sleaford
Millstream Square Street Food and Artisan Market in Sleaford

The last of Street Food and Artisan Market at Millstream Square in Sleaford.

Walking from the station I was surprised how busy the town centre, Millstream Square was packed.

Three markets, this was the last. …


Temple of Olympian Zeus
Temple of Olympian Zeus

Airbnb myth, a friendly stranger stays overnight in ones house and keeps one company.

AirbnB now openly threatening local communities and local municipalities, a threat to democracy.

Airbnb, like Deliveroo and Uber, a rogue company operating in an unregulated sector, operates contrary to fire regulations, local planning regulations, no insurance…


Taliban occupy Afghanistan Presidential Palace
Taliban occupy Afghanistan Presidential Palace

This is not Saigon. -- US Sec of State Anthony Blinken

No, it is not Saigon, this is far far worse than Saigon.

US Sec of State Anthony Blinken claims a success. What would be a disaster?

War criminal Jack Straw, one of war criminal Tony…


Passing through Lincoln Central Market I saw the fruit and vegetables stall being stripped and dismantled.

Fresh from the Fields greengrocer in Bailgate

Fruit and vegetable stall in Lincoln Central Market being stripped and dismantled. I learnt closing down and pulling out. No surprise, lost the plot, rarely sees customers. Staff have walked.

When opened a year ago quality produce but went rapidly downhill. Too often produce not fresh, past its best, fit…


Delicacy Of South Asia serving delicious dosa with a lovely smile

Mixing street food with artisans an interesting concept. Adding in live music not a good idea.

Thunderstorms and rain forecast. Midday in Lincoln sunny.

A choice, an hour by bus or half an hour by train. I decided on train.

The first train journey since before Christmas. An old…


Lincoln Cathedral Cafe located in what was once the Dean’s residence
Lincoln Cathedral Cafe located in what was once the Dean’s residence

Where to start, lack of character, lack of ambience, outsourced, disgusting coffee, piss-poor service.

But let us start at the beginning.

The Cathedral had a lovely tea shop, wonderful ambience, back of the Chapter House, off the cloisters. It closed, the staff fired.

I ventured into the garden a few…


coffee capsules low carbon footprint
coffee capsules low carbon footprint

As with every aspect of our lives, there is an expenditure of energy throughout the supply chain to create each cup of coffee. This topic is very important across everything we consume.

The carbon footprint isn’t the only metric to consider of course, with the specific environmental issues varying in…


Really, or just another example of real life bullshit?

Real Coffee
Real Coffee wtf is real coffee?

This is unfortunately typical of the garbage I receive every day.

Exclusive new aluminium capsules

It’s your lucky day. You’ve just stumbled across the only recyclable, Fairtrade and organic coffee capsule in the UK!

WTF is real coffee? Or do we…

Keith Parkins

Writer, thinker, deep ecologist, social commentator, activist, enjoys music, literature and good food.

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