Mother’s, SPOT and Starbucks – a sign of the times

You know that you are really living in the future when your mother sends an instant message to your SPOT watch telling you that Starbucks are opening their first coffee shop in Northern Ireland. Now when I return home for a visit I won't have to wander around in a daze for a few days while the blood levels in my caffeine stream return to normal.


If only Starbucks and Cadburys could come to some kind of trade agreement: Starbucks could open up more shops, and Cadburys could send the real chocolate over here (not the stuff made under license by Hershey. No offence, but I’m not a fan of America chocolate).


Anyway, one day I’ve a feeling my mother will be sending me instant messages from her laptop whilst sitting in her local Starbucks. By that point of course, my daughter will take great delight in calling me up on the videophone and taunting me by asking me what it was like to live in a world which used plastic optical discs to store music and why didn’t I just download what I wanted or stream it live? Youngsters. Don’t know they’re born.


Enjoy your holiday!

Comments (6)

  1. J. Walker says:

    I must say I LOVE Hershey’s chocolate. My favorite is the bag of miniatures with your choice of milk chocalate, special dark, Krackle (like Nestle Crunch), Mr. Goodbar (chocolate and peanuts). I also love Hershey Kisses (milk chocolate).

    Anyway, not to diss Cadbury’s as I do love the fruit and nut bar. I love to tell everyone I am not a big sweets person, but I do love my chocolates.

    As for technology…I whole-heartedly agree with my own SPOT watch, MP3, Smartphone, etc. Awesome stuff.

  2. Now if StarBucks did a top notch Ulster Fry – that would be something! great coffee and fried food 🙂

  3. John says:

    Oh boy.. I miss Ulster Frys.. and as a result I’ll probably live five years longer 😉

  4. MarkJ says:

    I’ve been working at Microsoft UK for nearly a year and have finally settled because I’ve found a cracking little shop in Reading that sells soda farls, potator farls, tayto crisps and other irish goodies! 🙂 (thank goodness for the gym near campus)

  5. John says:

    OK, where is that shop!?

    Is it the British Pantry or something else?

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