Thursday, 22 March 2012

One of the reasons I love living here....

The other day, my total expenditure for the day was £6.20.

This paid for:
  • one exercise class
  • one baked potato with egg mayo and salad
  • and one can of pop.

I'm guessing that in many places daaahn South you'd pay at least twice that for all that, no?


(Of course there are a fair few places in and around Newcastle where you'd also pay at least £20 for those three things. It's just nice to have the option, eh?)

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

"here's your coffee, Beth!"

I got an email from Starbucks today. (It's still Monday in my mind.)

"That’s why, from tomorrow we’d love to call you by your name when you order your coffee. We’ll be sharing our names too, with our new name badges.

It’s part of our promise to make your coffee experience as perfect as it can be. From greeting you by name each visit, to making your coffee just the way you like it. You can find out more about our promise to you in store."


I happened to be in Starbucks today and the lady who was serving did ask my name. I hadn't read the email yet so I was rather nonplussed.

I'm not entirely sure what I think about that. If she really does remember next time I go in, I think I'll be a lil bit freaked out.

... having said that, there's a guy who used to work at that Starbucks who made me smile every time I went in. He used to work in Northumberland Street but last time I saw him he was in the Grainger Street shop. I kind of thought I should've known his name, because he always brightened up my day. Ah well.....