Along with a fab Warhol exhibition and some High St shops I found my favourite coffee stop near our central bus station was closing this week. They shared a favourite shortcake recipe –
- 125g butter
- 55g caster sugar
- 180g plain flour
Making super easy shortbread –
Tara – I been stood here ages what’s happening? You never can tell in this place!
Ellie – It’s a party but you have to bring your own food.
Tara – Someone should take in the shortbread that’s not claimed from your shop.
Ellie – If you buy coffee after two you get a free shortbread. Better keep it here.
Tara – I knew that I just forgot. I wonder what this place will become.
Ellie – Probably another High Street Coffee chain.
Tara – They don’t do Cooked breakfast or shortbread fresh from the oven like you.This was the first place I had a made for you sandwich as a student. A kind of replacement mother then I thought humus on bread was exotic
Ellie – It’s like everything in this town. One minute there the next it’s. Gone. Don’t know what it will be next.
Tara – It will be a funny place to wait for a bus without a coffee shop.
Ellie – I been told I am going to work outside the Ring Road.
Tara – Is that the nearest coffee shop?
Ellie – No.
Tara – It’s good there is one nearby then. No more freshly brewed coffee only one pound thirty here though?
Ellie – Unless you got big power tools to get in a locked door.
Tara – No great food including delicious sandwiches. We’re all older now.
Ellie – Imagine if I don’t like the new manager.
Tara – It won’t be that she doesn’t like you it’s just she looks at you and sees what she could have have I’m guessing.
Ellie – You can have too much
Tara – That only applies when you are hungry. Do you know what I got as a leaving present for you. A magnet so you come back.
Ellie – I went to her leaving party and she got so drunk she started hugging everyone saying how much she missed everybody.
Tara – Come on. It’s not too late. We have shortbread and there’s your party going on in there. New things grow.
It will be fascinating to see what shoots up in the space next. I hope it’s something equally memorable and delicious!
Check out my other audio story about consumerism here
…and Find more posts about earth here