It has been a while since yours truly had ventured into a Co-op for anything besides a pint or two of milk. Yet my latest visit to Manchester’s Corporation Street branch did involve two pints of milk and a box of tea bags.
When US style Cola Wars reached the United Kingdom
The 1990s was an oddball decade which began with Thatcher and ended with Blair. The first part ushered in the Cones Hotline, Sonic the Hedgehog and the C64GS flop games console, whereas the latter part brought us mass mobile phone ownership, the Teletubbies and fancy dan coffee shops. Televisually, it was a creative decade at one end which saw Father Ted and Absolutely Fabulous on our screens, with at the other end, the end of ITV as a genuine regional broadcaster.
From Morecambe Bay to the North Sea: ten ‘must visit’ tea shops in Lancashire and Yorkshire
Apart from being well to the left of the current Coalition Government, the creator of this blog shares another trait of Tony Benn.
A love of Britain’s favourite beverage which, alas, among younger persons, eschewed in favour of coffee. I like the odd cup of real coffee from overpriced outlets owned by former breweries, but there is nothing in the world which beats a strong mug of Yorkshire Tea. Or failing that, The Cooperative’s enduring 99 Tea brand (ideally in leaf form). Continue reading “Silence, Tea and Sky: The Not So Perfect Ten”→