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The Old Printing Shop - Portobello Market

After the success of our FIRST EVER LETTERPRESS EVENT (*cough* read about it here *cough*), and the popularity of the only two printing blocks we took with us (a bicycle and a tree, among a plethora of type), I thought I’d better stock up on new blocks from… 191 more words


Free Chicken

I hate looking for work. I don’t much care for actually working either but looking for work is basically a full time job with twice the stress and none of the paycheck. 1,610 more words


GUEST POST: I apparently know everything.

(guest post from a fellow retailer)

A customer asks me what the store next door is.

I tell him/her its a SpitShit Factory, and they don’t get it. 85 more words



Do you know what a two-stepper is?  No, it isn’t a dance that people do.  It’s an actual move that customers do when they walk into a shop.   59 more words


UK: Potato sales fall thanks to promotional spike

Potato value sales have fallen for the first time since early 2012, as a huge spike in promotional activity has weighed down prices. According to the Potato Council, 40% of all fresh potatoes were sold on deal compared with 14% a year ago. 24 more words

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Farting at Hermes

Living in a city like San Francisco, there’s a very clear and distinctive classism among certain sectors of society. I’m sure it’s the same in cities all over the world, but I live here and this is where I’m most observant of it. 1,178 more words

Autobiographical Tales