OOOH, I WOULDN’T CALL IT THAT…

Number 12 in a series of N… And here’s a streetview link in case you don’t believe me: http://goo.gl/maps/4wgTz The Arousal Café was closed when we visited Barmouth on Saturday. Roger was playing in Round the Horne at Barmouth theatre, and we were looking for a bite to eat, so if it had been open […]

Oooh, I wouldn’t call it that…

Number 11 in a series of N… After walking to Otley the other day, we rediscovered an old friend and found a new one. Yes, someone’s opened a pub called “Old Cock” next to “Brian Pickles Lawn Mowers”.

OOoh, I wouldn’t call it that…

Number 9 in a series of N… This photo was taken by my mum in Galleries Lafayette in Paris. Apparently “Acne” is upscale designer clothes, and you can find it between Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood. Heh.

Shag band

The Shag Cafe has a new house band. Naturally, they’re called “Shag Band”. They’ve got a very cool washboard – actually two different types of washboard with various other bits of kitchen equipment bolted to it. Here’s a very short clip – apologies for the sound quality, but I think the video does capture a […]

OOoh, I wouldn’t call it that…

Number 8 in a series of N… Chambery airport isn’t really in Chambery. If you’re going there, you should probably realise you’re looking at a 20euro taxi ride from the train station. Or if you have a bit of time, you can take a local bus (number 6) to the end of the line (Voglans […]

OOoh, I wouldn’t call it that…

Number 7 in a series of N… Actually, I think that if I were to suffer a massive career change and open a native American gift shop in France, I might well call it Sioux Venir. I’m really rather taken with the name. I’ve never been in, of course – I don’t have much call […]

OOoh, I wouldn’t call it that…

Number 5 in a series of N… Now, having looked it up, I know that Chlamyde is the French word for a Chlamys. Which is a type of Greek cloak. But when I first passed this shop I was sure that it was an upmarket tailors called Chlamydia. Which is a type of sexually transmitted […]