Tag Archives: Leeds

a Leeds retail safari – with an unimpressive Trinity

I went on a bit of a Retail Safari round Leeds yesterday morning: We’ve heard of Pound Shops, but how about the Pound Bakery? They’ve over 30 stores, mostly in the North. picture from a RidingsFm promo event because I didn’t think to take pics, doh M&S have taken a stall at Leeds Market (where [...]
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an example of quality not quantity when it comes to sampling activity

I stumbled across two big pieces of promotional activity going on in Leeds yesterday: The gist of this first lot of activity seemed to be, ‘Put Pork on your Fork!  Bacon sandwiches are delicious!  Eating lower salt ones means you can eat them more often!  Here, have a hot bacon butty, the ketchup’s over there.’ [...]
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public service by committee

This has been winding me up on my way in to work for weeks. First Bus in Leeds promises a regular service on their special UniLink service, every 10 mins. Well actually, that’s not true.  It’s really up to every 10 mins most of the day I’m willing to bet this was a classic case of [...]
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Going upt’market

I’ve been struck by the number of black 4x4s with tinted windows I see on the way to work in every morning.  No, its not a drug dealer’s convention – it’s the school run.  When did Leeds get so upmarket? I know everyone made a fuss when Harvey Nicks moved in eleven years ago, but [...]
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Pap Bingo

Our office is in the studenty bit of Leeds.  Those of you who keep an eye on the UK news might be aware that the lovely Chelsy Davy (girlfriend of Prince Harry) has come up here to study for a year. Our new favourite lunchtime game?  Spot the paparazzi.  Extra points for anyone who clocks a news [...]
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don’t laugh, but…

I saw Ken Dodd last night at City Varieties in Leeds. In my defence, I should state that I was there under duress, but stop laughing at the back, the man is a comedy genius! He kept a full house (including me) laughing non stop until nearly 1AM. And he’s 79 years old for heavens sake. [...]
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