Friday, 27 April 2012

Sit Back & Enjoy The Tripe

It's almost five years to the day since I first extolled the virtues of tripe, and wished success to the people at the Tripe Marketing Board in their campaign to persuade the public to eat more of the stuff. 

It's an uphill battle in a fast-food age, I suppose, but that doesn't mean we should turn our back on tripe.  Perhaps as a result of my posting, or perhaps because they simply recognise an afficionado of tripe when they see one,  I am delighted to report that I have now been approached by the TMB (what took them so long?) to act as an advisor and to help them judge the 2012 Annual Tripe Awards

I will of course keep my readers posted.  There's a lot of tripe about - it just seems a shame no one wants to eat it.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

It's Grim Oop North

When, at licence payer expense the BBC decides to move its news operation to Salford, that's their business.     

I've been following this story with interest, as you might imagine.

Now I see that the BBC isn't content with transplanting its news production in the north - it wants Salford to move out.  I, for one, think that's a bit rich.

 Meanwhile, I'll be monitoring the news output to check for the 'subtle differences' predicted by Adam Bullimore...

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Coffee Time

It's a little over four years since I sang the praises of Sainsburys Basics Ground Coffee.   I'm still a regular purchaser (decanted,of course, into a smart Illy tin so my visitors won't know).

At the time, 227gm could be bought for 79p and was something of a bargain against the likes of Lavazza at £1.99 a packet.  Less than half the price.

In the intervening years, Lavazza has increased in price to around £2.99 for 250gm (about 12p per gram).

Compare that to Sainsburys Basics, now selling at £1.69 - or 7.4p per gram.

And suddenly, the basics isn't quite the bargain it once was.

Keep your eyes open folks.   Vanilla ice cream's the next one for the inflation pump.