Monday, September 1, 2014

The Corner Shop, Linden. Spring Day 2014


Happy Spring Day all.
Time for my Happy Dance.


Situated on the corner of 4th Avenue and 7th Street,
the Corner Shop is certainly the brightest shop in the suburb


These bicycles are wheeled inside every night.
Hence the fact that they are still here.


I thought I recognized these "cat" plates...
They are made by my talented wife and are selling fast.


Quirky bags hang of the stairs


An overview of the ground floor of the store.
Our family is well represented here.
The photographs on the left hand wall are mine.


These might just be rolls of paper,
but it is all in the display


You can make jewelry out of ANYTHING...


And I mean anything


Scarves by the dozen


"Good day ladies"...


Imported from Greece


This was from an exhibition earlier this year that featured Ostrich eggs


From upstairs


The attention to display is what counts when it come to small spaces


"Does this label make my bars look big"...


It is amazing what can be achieved with recycled pots and traffic light lenses


I really like this egg.


I am not sure what the collective noun for tables is?
A nest does not seem appropriate in this instance


Kick back and read a book.


What would Spring Day be without flowers?
Not Spring Day?


The shop is run by Melissa and her brother,
well known artist and cross-word puzzle expert, John,
sometimes pops in...
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Contact details:
Phone: 011 782 7496.


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Lunch at the Argentinean Bakery. Spring Day 2014



I have it on good authority that if this tree is green,'
then it is OFFICIALLY Spring!


So I do my "Happy Dance"...


And head off here for lunch.


My home-away-from home,
that is being discovered by people from all over Johannesburg


East, you can look down 7th Street


Or you can sit on the 4th Ave side
and watch the clientele popping into Arthur Bales


Don't get here too late,
or these shelves WILL be empty.


The BEST health bread...EVER.


And at the opposite end of the scale.
Certainly not on the "Banting" Diet


THIS is why people come from far and wide.
The best croissants this side of Jan Smuts Ave.


Once upon a time, this used to work.
Now, it is merely an interesting wall decoration


The heart of the coffee shop.


Latte, one spoonful at a time.


Customers come and go...and come sit for hours.
Time it right and there will be a table available


My favourite meal.
Chicken livers with a toasted Rye roll on the side.
To be eaten with a spoon


Hugh, one of the regulars enjoying a post lunch beverage.


And more importantly in today's modern connected world.
FREE Wi-Fi...and not a limited time voucher in sight.
Well done to owner Pierre for getting it installed.
HOWEVER, if people do abuse the system, it gets turned off.
No downloading movies please.


And the meal will not break the bank


There are board games available.
And newspapers...and did I mention,
FREE Wi-Fi?


All that aside, this is why customers keep coming back.
Great coffee AND


Chocolate croissants...
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https://www.facebook.com/TheArgentineanBakeryCafe?fref=ts

Contact details:
Phone: 011 888 9759
Cnr 4th Avenue and 7th Street, Linden.


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