Note that it is made by Addvent
(Thanks to the gentleman from the north of the city who e-mailed it in to us, and who wishes to remain anonymous).
Over the years I have seen entire motorcycle outfits and accessories, gardening gear, telescopes, keyboards and guitars, language courses, and more besides. It is always a surprise, and often amazing, so I thought I would share this with you all.
This is what sets these supermarkets aside from the others. They are just so bizarre. Click on the picture to enlarge the image.
The picture is of a MICROSCOPE. Yes – a real microscope – and for under thirty quid. It connects to a PC via USB, so this is serious stuff! Note that it’s next to a child’s activity set!
The first one to take my notice was a Build-a-Bear version of the evil genius, Darth Vader from Star Wars! Now I am not quite sure what it would mean for a child to select this bear from the others on offer. I may be an old fuddy-duddy, perhaps these days playing with the baddies is fashionable or popular.
They also do spectacles and much more. It really is a revelation; I thought it was simply a shop that made and sold teddy bears and accessories. Who knew?
It could be argued that a disabled child might like to have toys that were also disabled, but I am not so sure. I am not entirely convinced that able-bodied children would like to play with disabled toys, and if they were, it would certainly raise my eyebrows as much as if they wanted to cuddle up at night with Darth Vader. Call me old-fashioned, but I think things are still getting worse.
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The book is inside a case with other antique bric-a-brac. It is clearly an old book, judging by its dust jacket. Odd that it was entitled,
THE NEW ERA”
Ironic, I suppose, considering recent developments. yes, Glasgow has a rich and varied history, and eventually it all gets washed up in bargain buckets, car-boot sales and antique shops as so much bric-a-brac.