The Wines and Spirits Counter of a Christmas Past

Beer at home means…

A generation ago, a fair number of supermarket wines and spirits counters were often separate from the main store. Discounts were less generous for off-licence booze than at present, much to the rancour of pub landlords and real ale fanatics today. Back then, off-licences offered more choice than the little serving hatch or counter in the local Tesco/Kwik Save/Victor Value store. Continue reading “The Wines and Spirits Counter of a Christmas Past”

East of the M60 Advent Calendar: 19 December 2011

19. A Royal Blue Bristol RE, National livery

Royal Blue Bristol RE

A small number of us will start our Christmas exodus to sunnier clines or UK seaside resorts, in a bid to avoid James Bond films, awful weather, railway engineering works or being stressed out over the Christmas dinner. Some of us may start our journey by coach, though on nothing quite as elegant as this one. Continue reading “East of the M60 Advent Calendar: 19 December 2011”