Weight and Stuff Report – 2 May 2011

Down a wee bit today, now isn’t that exciting? No? Oh well, suit yourselves, see if I care. Having had a few quiet days in, I decided to make a bit of an effort and go to Durham for the day. Details and pictures will follow, once I’ve picked out the best of the 120 or so pictures I took.

But before that, it is my sad duty to report the loss of an old friend.

Oh mournful day...

Oh mournful day...

It’s no secret that Oddbins has been in a lot of trouble, and I sort of had advance warning that the Newcastle branch didn’t have long to live[1], but it’s still sad to see it go. I’ve bought a lot of wine there over the years, discovered some new favourites, been persuaded to try things I might never have contemplated otherwise, and enjoyed the odd chat with the staff. But it seems my purchases weren’t quite enough to keep things going.

I’ll miss it.

[1] I saw the “to-let” property particulars before the board even went up