Monday, February 26

New retail around Waterlooville

A Warrens Bakery and a Giorgios Pizza open in Waterlooville. I tried a Warrens Cornish pasty and it was good. Apparently the company have been going for 150 years. Big question mark though regarding the Cornish pasty, Warrens can currently protect their product under EU law, but after Brexit there will be no protection for Cornish pasties and or Melton Mowbray pork pies. Any company anywhere will be able to make anything that roughly looks like a pasty and call it Cornish.
Not sure if Giorgios is a chain or an independent.

New Premier shop being kitted out at Hambledon Parade.

Tuesday, February 20

Bin less bus stop

There is no waste bin next to the central Waterlooville bus stop on the Asda side of the street.

So fast food trash just gets dumped around the seats.

At least on this occasion most of it was biodegradeable.

My contribution to the EU budget

My contribution to the EU budget this year was £34.

Oh what shall I do with £34?

Probably spend it on EU goods and services after Breaks-it.

Friday, February 16

Some positive activity around Waterlooville?

Waterlooville is struggling to survive as a retail and business area, but it is good to see three shops openning, two in Waterlooville centre and one opposite Hambledon Parade.

The two in Waterlooville are food/cafe units. One is a bakery/cafe selling Cornish pasties, cakes and drinks, the other is still being kitted out, but it looks like it will be a Pizza cafe of some sort.

Meanwhile, at Hambledon Parade the empty shops under the new Wellington Park flats appears to be acquiring a Premier convenience store. However given there are two existing convenience stores (Mace and McColls) in Hambledon Parade itself, it looks like something has got to 'give' and someone is going to lose out.

The other issue of course is that we have plenty of cafes and food stores already!

Oh and charity shops.

I'll have pictures and other details later.

Monday, February 5

Falcon Heavy

I'm a great fan of SpaceX and I'm a great fan of electric vehicles.
Hopefully tomorow SpaceX will successfully launch a Tesla Roadster into orbit around the Sun using the new Falcon Heavy rocket, on top of that they hope to land all three Falcon 9 first stages that make up the Heavy. It will be the first flight of the heavy and the Tesla car is the test cargo for the mission.