A new juice shop has opened on the High Street. Nobody in there but the owner says things are going very well without any promotion so far, and they’re opening a new one in Ilford Exchange in the New Year. Two nice girls are being trained in there. The decor’s snazzy and modern. I asked the owner what he thought about the Costcutter and the Polish deli – he says the Costcutter didn’t do their research properly, but the deli will do well. Smoothie was good – no cheapskate ice needed because they start off with frozen lumps of fruit.
When I got my scissors from Costcutter today I had to get them from the walled-off part of the shop. He’s not lighting it, even though all the frozen stuff is there. Nice man – he offered me some tape for the passport envelope.