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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Deptford / Lewisham Junk Tour.

Lucky you, you get two posts today, one is this round up / Junk tour thing and the other is fall out from my holiday (foreign TV if you're interested).

But first Flat top watch. The Mail has put up a piece about the evil Cyber Gnats or Cybernats, the poor wee disenfranchised souls who vote yes for Scots independence.  For the record, I'm not Scottish and therefore have no vote, but I can sum up my feelings with this, If you think you're big enough to go it alone then do so as I simply do not care about you.

Apparently one of these trolls is flat topped ex Amiga Power reviewer Stuart Campbell. Now I've read Stu's work for ages now and it has to be said he does great polemic albeit from a left wing perspective, and used to put up with Wings over Scotland before ditching it sometime back, due to lack of interest.  I was also warned through BX forum that he also now sports a ridiculous comedy Lefty beard (like Dale Winton) to go with his flat top.  Anyway the piece is actually pretty spot on and while I still respect him for gaming stuff (especially the best of guides in Retrogamer) I've grown tired of his stuff on politics.

Anyway a junk tour to Deptford and Lewisham is it.  We decided to take a tour down past the DLR station and through the park there which I've never done before.  Its passed the Stephen Lawrence Center which a blue plaque by the Nubian Jak Programme  which sounds like they should be putting out old school inspired acid house on Clone Records or its imprints. The park itself is nice with a properly arranged garden and play area but mainly a shaded cycle path along the Quaggy River down into Lewisham.

Lewisham itself has always been a "melting pot" which means its stuffed full of foreigners, Lefties and the fervent Christians.  It has a few nice charity shops, such as the Red Cross, Marie Curie and the Hate (Heart) Foundation.  I've got a few nice things there and today is no exception, including a Dorling Kindersley Animal Encyclopaedia and a very interesting book called A Dodo at Oxford.  Supposedly a students diary about how he kept a Dodo in his lodgings in 17th Century Oxford, it was found donated in a box of books at charity shop.  Its probably not real but the little things like the side notes on life then and various stuff make it excellent to dip into and out of and impossible to put down.

We also found something I thought had died out long ago, Rola Cola.  Due to being thirsty we found that they had this on a two for one deal with D&Gs grape soda which is nice.  From what I can gather its made down at Purley and tastes absolutely lovely, sort of flat ish but nice.  They have a remarkably uninformative site here if you are so interested, bit if you do see any for sale then I suggest you snap it up.

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