Last Tuesday

Records were set when, last Tuesday the 6th November, I used the Exclusive Books store in Canal Walk as a cut through to get to Sportsman’s Whorehouse and aurally encountered this:

Wham!’s Xmas offering has long been held as my official notice that the Christmas shopping period has begun and madness may now officially ensue. Other signs – fake plastic trees and the like – have been around for a while, but it’s not really Christmas shopping hell until you’ve heard “Last Christmas”.

There seemed no more appropriate place to realise this than in Canal Walk.

Saturday Evening 101

I’ve spent so long drinking red wine and watching VH1’s Final Countdown: One Hit Wonders that it seems that I have left no time at all for a blog post. Bugger.

The top three (as chosen by VH1) were:

3. Tasmin Archer’s 1992 hit Sleeping Satellite – she blames you for the moonlit sky. And the dream that died. Steady on, love.
2. Deep Blue Something with Breakfast At Tiffany’s – in which a ginger bloke tries to convince a chick that because they both like a film from the early 1960’s, he’s a good bet to go on a second date with, despite his hair. Ja right.
1. Never Met A Girl Like You Before by Edwyn Collins. I hate this song.

What were they thinking?

I also uploaded my 2,500th item onto my flickr photostream – some surprisingly remarkable trolleys at Canal Walk – a big shopping mall in Cape Town:

Surprisingly remarkable not just because of their number and structural conformity, but because they are all still where they should be and aren’t being pushed along the N1 with some bergie’s life in them.

And now I have to go and prepare for tomorrow morning’s school outing to the beach by train.
More on that little adventure tomorrow. Possibly.