NEWS DIGEST 19.06.2021: UK workers reluctant to go back to full-time office weeks, other business/crypto news

Hi everyone! Today’s news comes from NewsNow. A survey of 1,022 UK workers, has revealed that nearly three quarters of UK workers would accept a reduction in pay in return for being able to work remotely permanently. Only 15% of … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 19.06.2021: UK workers reluctant to go back to full-time office weeks, other business/crypto news

MANOR PARK: Newham school in pole position to recieve Tesco ‘garden grant’

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via Newham Recorder A primary school in Manor Park, east London is set to receive £12,000 towards developing gardens for their pupils as part of a charity drive by a local newspaper and the supermarket chain Tesco, the Newham Recorder reported yesterday. Kensington Primary School, which caters to pupils aged between 3 and 11 years, was a finalist in a competition run between Tesco and the Newham Recorder as part of Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme, which has a pot of £30,000 from sales of carrier bags which will be split into three grants of £8,000, £10,000 … Continue reading MANOR PARK: Newham school in pole position to recieve Tesco ‘garden grant’

GIFT FOR A BOY?: Young child gets supermarket to remove sexist sign

Maggie Cole, a seven-year-old resident of Poole, Dorset, southern England has struck a blow for gender equality in the war against gendered stereotypes after managing to get her local supermarket to bin what she considered to be a sexist sign advertising a clock in their toy department, the Metro newspaper reports. She stumbled across the sign while shopping with her mother Karen at the Tesco supermarket near their home in the seaside town. The cardboard sign, which was affixed to a shelf in the children’s’ toy aisle, had been erected by the retailer to advertise a Marvel Comics alarm clock. Underneath a picture of the product were the words “Fun gifts for boys” … Continue reading GIFT FOR A BOY?: Young child gets supermarket to remove sexist sign

TESCO CUSTARD CREAM SPREAD: A new take on a nation’s favourite biscuit

The humble custard cream biscuit is a much-loved institution for teatime in the U.K. Consisting simply of a vanilla custard flavoured filling sandwiched between two elaborately-decorated oblong biscuits, the custard cream has long been loved for its wholesome flavour and its duplicity in eating methods. Many just simply take a bite out of the biscuits while a significant minority will separate the biscuits in half and lick off the filling. The custard cream biscuit also lends itself superbly to that other British teatime institution – being dunked in a cup of tea or milk. Supermarket retailer Tesco has decided to make its own take on these homely custard delights by launching its … Continue reading TESCO CUSTARD CREAM SPREAD: A new take on a nation’s favourite biscuit

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: My latest USB gadget

By Vijay Shah In the run-up to my 28th birthday ten days ago, I thought of treating yours truly to a little gift. I am not a naturally-gifted person when it comes to the purchasing of gifts, either for myself or for someone else. In fact, it is much much harder to pick out a present for other people, especially if you do not know them very well. As narcissistic as this may well sound, I find that the easiest person to go shopping for is myself. Besides I admittedly find shopping incredibly boring – apologies to any shopaholics reading … Continue reading UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: My latest USB gadget

TESCO BROMLEY-BY-BOW: A fresher, brighter store

By Vijay Shah Once again we at the Half-Eaten Mind decided to investigate what the postman/woman left for the office on the doormat (as per usual). As it so happens I am a loyal Tesco shopper. Although I do like to take my chances with the large Morissons in Stratford Central, my family usually swears by the store where ‘every little helps’..and that is a tradition that I have dutifully kept up. Well as we all know, loyal customers need loyal loyalty card schemes, and I have been a member of Tesco’s Clubcard service for a good many years. Every … Continue reading TESCO BROMLEY-BY-BOW: A fresher, brighter store