Tag: retail

James Complains About Stupid Retailers

I do most of my shopping online. I’m not especially a cliché of masculinity that detests the idea of actually going into shops. I like going into shops and looking at stuff I might want to own. I’m very much a consumer in spirit and there are lots of things that I think, if I owned…

James Reviews – Fifty plastic money bags

Do you get really stressed when you’re at the checkout, and always pay with a note, even when you’ve got the exact change in your pocket? Then these plastic money bags are absolutely essential! Because inevitably you’re going to have lots of loose change lying around. And that can be annoying.

Summer Wardrobe Essentials

Early one morning On a high street like any other Before the retail giants had even begun to yawn I saw a man asleep in a doorway In the window of that same establishment A well-known clothing outlet Written in garish pink, were the words ‘Summer Wardrobe Essentials’

Of Retail and Robins

The walk to my local supermarket is eminently pleasant. It’s a twenty minute stroll through charming green parkland, alongside a canal, complete with lock and canal boats, and at one point a dramatic river crossing, which incorporates a stunning vista of the Thames in all its glory. It makes me feel a little guilty that…


I only have one suit. It’s a really nice suit though. I got married in it, so I really pushed the boat out and had it tailor-made. It is literally the most expensive thing I own apart from my house. Since getting married in it I have worn it to numerous weddings, funerals, christenings and…