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Back in the day, long ago and far away, I layed in goal for my school team. The only problem was I didn’t like diving for the ball and indeed there were a number of other goalkeeping necessities that seemed to be lacking in my repertoire. As a result my time in goal was somewhat forgettable. At least I’d like it to be forgotten.
Then I saw this and it made me feel, just as Michael Jackson once sang, I am not alone.
To all those rubbish goalies out there – Enjoy!
Well you know how it goes, when something hits my interest peak I get online whenever I can and find out as much as I can about it. Sure enough one Google search later and this pops up. Evidently not dead or buried the question is although you can ‘spruce up your house today’ in America, what’s the deal with the UK product?
With further ‘reliable’ research, I was shocked to find out that not only is Maxwell House still going it’s going strong. Methinks there be a conspiracy surrounding its plight on these shores even though I’ve found that they can be purchased in bulk.
The real sign of established acceptance in the British consumer marketplace is that the product is a staple of the big stores like Sainsbury’s (which still sucks).
Well it just goes to show what little attention I pay to the market trends. There it is in Sainsbury’s costing either the extortionate £3.64 for the coffee powder or the outrageous £1.49 for the cappuccino knock-off effort. There you go, though, typical Sainsbury’s.
So after exhaustive research and a nostalgic trip down memory lane what has happened with Maxwell House? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. There is no conspiracy in the UK. It’s still readily available. Apparently it’s still good to the last drop as it has been for over 100 years and I’ve just been ignorant in missing out on all the quality goodness in the product.
Following a conversation with the wise sage Simon Lovatt (my colleague at work who is the Man of Peace) I was also enlightened as to the reason for the apparent decline in public interest, which has little to do with the barmy prices. The deal is that due to the proliferation of coffee types and products on the market in the years proceeding ‘the day’ Maxwell just has not been such a force or pushed itself as much as they did when coffee drinking was a bigger deal.
One thing is for sure – I am not getting onto coffee – not at those prices!
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And the house move is the reason why I’ve been absent not only on this blog but on that other blog that you’ve been checking.
Thankfully the move is done now. We’ve been in the new crib for roughly three weeks now and although still getting used to things on first impressions it’s sweet. I’m walking distance from church and work which is great for the travel expenses and we’re less than five minutes walk away from the local Sainsburys superstore. Sure it’s ain’t Tescos, but it’s something.
So although it doesn’t mean I’m all blazing on the writing trail, it does mean that there won’t be too much time before I am back on the blogging trail, catching up with all those things I’ve been meaning to do from book reviews to random YouTube posts.
So until then, and it won’t be too long, thanks for your concern.
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The eagle eyed among you may have noice my disposition towards football. I love it. I love reading about it, talking about, watching it, playing it, the whole kit and kaboodle.
In my football education I was informed that the best player ever was Pele and the best team ever was the 1970 Brazil team of which Pele was a part.
So when I came across this particular beauty I knew where it belonged!
Enjoy this football masterclass
Ahhhh just bloggin the classics!
This is one of those versions that give a good taster of the real track would sound!
Still worth listening to for the beginning beat stops and the fact that after all these years obviously these gentlemen have never come across the concept of taste in fashion.
Enjoy this one
Check this series out if like me you love your comics – quality stuff. If you check the brother’s stuff out it is awesome!