going back to camden

Posted May 10th, 2008 at 16:28 by Kaweh

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We have already cleared out all our salvageable merchandise and today I am meeting one of our suppliers in Camden to clear up some old accounts.

This is one of the very few remaining commercial links I have with this part of the great city.

On other matters, I have not yet written anything about Boris and Ken but I am planning to, soon.

Oh, having played around with the Flickr Badge has reignited my interest in coding. I will try to play around with a few more interweb thingies.

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leap year, camden, manolo

Posted February 29th, 2008 at 17:04 by Kaweh

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Happy Birthday all those who are only allowed to celebrate once every four years.

To all others, if you get paid an hourly rate you are fine, however, if you get a salary, paid monthly, regardless of the hours you work, YOU WILL NOT GET PAID FOR THE WORK YOU DO TODAY.

Tough, but hey at least you are a slave only one day every four years.

Regarding Camden, I have been in the market and it breaks my heart to see what happened there. We had a meeting yesterday with people from Camden Council and some of the market’s shareholders’ representatives and it looks like something is going to happen starting from Monday onwards. What exactly nobody seems to know, but some activity at last. More updates as they come in. I may even publish some photos, depends how I feel about it.

Finally, Welcome Back Manolo!

It has been a while since we saw this original Member of The Crazy Ones here and it is a pleasant surprise. Thanks for the concern Manolo, I am doing fine. There appear to be a lot more hours in the day since I don’t have to work in Camden anymore, but it gives me an opportunity to maybe do something about this website of mine.

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camden update

Posted February 10th, 2008 at 20:34 by Kaweh

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After Saturday’s desaster the market is still smouldering and around 3pm smoke was still escaping from the ashes.

It now appears as if parts of the outlying buildings have collapsed on top of the market’s main hall and the whole front of that part of the High Street may be in danger of collapse. So we will not be allowed back into the market until about Wednesday (at the earliest).

We will then have to see if anything remains to be salvaged.

More updates as I get them.

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camden canal market burning

Posted February 10th, 2008 at 1:55 by Kaweh

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Somewhere in the middle of this armageddon is our family business. (Everybody is ok and accounted for. No need to worry.)

I guess I will not have to be at work tomorrow.

I will let the pictures speak for themselves for a while.

(Pictures were mostly nicked of news websites.)

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pre-christmas chaos

Posted December 4th, 2007 at 11:55 by Kaweh

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The Christmas Season is in full swing… NOT!

In all my years of retail experience I have never seen as bad a Christmas

And it is not only us, the whole economy is suffering. Restaurants are announcing Profit Warnings, we can manage our business with 50% of last year’s staff levels, and the retail council is voicing fears of a serious slow down.

The overall mood is this:

Let’s postpone Christmas until April. Whatever happens, it appears to have been cancelled this December.

With all the economic horror stories bouncing about the news media, people simply seem to have stopped spending money. Last weekend, there were as many people there as ever, maybe even more, but their pockets were not lined with money.

When tourists do not even eat where they travel, a retail business may have to consider emigrating to warmer climes.

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