Hello and good morning my Bearded Heroes, it’s me your Bearded Captain, leader of all Beards, flag bearer of all Beards on digital and digital broadcasting media. I am that Beard who tries to make people laugh and I am that Beard who tries to make people smile.
Brothers, I pray you’re well, looking after yourselves and your Beards! My Shining Bearded Knights, we need to talk about an issue I think needs bringing up. The common narrative these days, is that tech is vital in functioning in day to day life.
Once upon a time, we would go to see people in their houses, now we have phones and video phones to do that with. Now, I know we were in lockdown and I do encourage you to adhere to lockdown, but even before that we would do this.
That’s a shame that technology has changed that, but there are many benefits to tech and the positive affect it’s had in the world. In this blog post brothers, I want to talk about other aspects of the past that were better than that of today.
As you beautiful souls will be all too aware, my issue of old being better is foot related. Yes, I am talking about Freddo for 10p and when Quality Street was a decent size! Tangy Toms, can’t be found in shops near where I live (the cheek) and Galaxy Senses have gone too!
Tissues at the ready, this is painful. Walkers BBQ Rib has also gone into the sunset and into the food/confectionary abyss. Being a Manchester man, a man from the South of the city, I was gutted to learn that Paan House is now closed and has been replaced by Deens Fried Chicken.
Deens has come and stepped in admirably (more in a future blog), but for nostalgia that part of Manchester will never be the same. In fact that part has changed as there is now a Chaiwala on that block.
I am sure there are other chocolates, drink, crisps and other foods, where back in the day I argue they were better than what is on offer today. But do you agree? Do your think please. It’s over and out from The Bearded Captain.