Saturday, 12 January 2008

Home on the range


Thanks to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall I'm about to spend even more at Waitrose. The prick with the conscience has certainly pricked my conscience when it comes to chickens, so it's free range only from now on.

Mind you, you have to hand it to Hayley (pictured above) - the fattest of all the birds on Hugh's Chicken Run. She deserves a special award for having the brazen audacity to refuse to fork out £2 extra on a free range chicken for her family, despite clearly spending at least £150 a week on shovelling BigMacs down her own gaping gullet.

At least she's honest - I wonder how long I and the other free-range converts will maintain their pledge for.




Meanwhile back in Worcester Park, there's news of sorts on the mysterious turquoisey-blue fronted shop which used to be home to the mysterious 'Mavi Boncuk' slogan. Planning application has been put in to Sutton Council for use of the premises for 'financial services'. All quite disappointing really.

6 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Cee Cee Argh!! said...

"Financial Services"..........
Money Laundering........
I reckon!

Ian Morris said...

Money laundering by the station, human trafficing at the Golden chef, what's next for poor old Worcester Park?

monkeygirl said...

i've just found this blog - i think it's brilliant! Keep em coming.

Worcester Park said...

Thanks monkeygirl. I think it's brilliant too, but then I'm biased. Feel free to worship me, though, it makes me feel useful in life.

Anonymous said...

i grew up in worcester park and loved living there, everyone practically knew everyone else and it had a community feel. Although in the past few years i fear it has changed, and i (unfortunately) can see it ending up in a few years to come, looking like the scene from the film escape from new york! in the late 80's and all through the 90's it was a safe and wonderful place to live the backstreets were petite and serene, we even had street parties. Wonder if that happens in our drab summers now, and with all the anti social people who now live in every community. The spirit of helping each other is diminishing everywhere it's such a shame.

young buck said...

I think some of this reaction is a little extreme - I have also lived in WP all my life and don't find the differences that extreme. I know there is trouble at times but on the whole I feel very safe here and am happy walking the streets and bringing up my four year old son here. I still feel a strong sesne of community - with many friendly shop keepers who remember your face and lots of friends and neighbours who are around to help or just pas the time of day. Lets not create a Daily Mail style panic.

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