No doughnuts in Northwood Hills

An 85 pence cash injection into my local economy is, I fear, too little too late.

I walked into my local economy on Saturday afternoon with a shopping list that should’ve been fulfilled by the types of shops available in Northwood Hills.

I wanted:

  • bread
  • doughnuts
  • basil seeds
  • silicon putty
  • King of Shaves face wash
  • to set up the delivery of a sunday newspaper
  • fresh anchovies
  • mozzarella
  • to browse in a relatively new shop that sells guitar effects pedals.

I arrived home with one loaf of bread from the bakers. I had spent a total of 85pence.

The chemist, Boots no less, did not have the face wash I use. Both hardware shops were closed – and one also sells gardening things such as seeds. The newsagents that deliver newspapers were not sure they wanted an extra round so I have to go back another day. And out of all the grocery stores I couldn’t get mozzarella or anchovies or doughnuts. Not even the Tesco in the Esso garage forecourt had any of these things. The guitar effects pedal shop was also closed.

What kind of local economy has shops that are shut on the weekend?

Local economies are about what is available and not what you want and so the problem compounds itself; tomorrow, Sunday, I will go to the Tesco superstore.

Happy Sunday!


3 thoughts on “No doughnuts in Northwood Hills

  1. Hi, this is Richard from Stompbox, the guitar shop specialising in effect pedals. Initially the shop was open Monday to Friday only as the vast majority of our business is transacted online. I am delighted to inform you that we are now open from 10:00 to 17:00 on Saturdays. We look forward to seeing you there.

  2. Hi Richard, thanks for the update. I appreciate that you are a new but very welcome addition to Northwood Hills, and that most of your business is done online so perhaps a Saturday opening was not feasible. I’m glad though things are going well enough to open on a Saturday. I will drop by soon.



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