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Friday, 13 August 2004

Signs of Life

I am loving the roadside signs here. When I lived in Namibia I thought nothing could beat the bottle store names – Hubbly Bubbly Shopping Centre No. 3 being a particular favourite – but here it is the juxtaposition of trades that’s so great. Butchery & Beauty Salon (I’ll have a leg and a half-leg please). Baabar (sp) & Cabbages (Cut ‘n’ Cook). Tavern & Supermarket. Ok, I suppose the last one’s not that outré, but I can’t exactly see it catching on in the UK. Swigging a Foster’s on your way round Asda maybe, but I can’t see them being too impressed with you cracking open your Hoegaarden in the middle of Waitrose.