I do like it when a retail website gives you more than just products. The Ballet Shop? has just added a blog and they are using it to speak about Ballet, Dance and the world of Dance besides their products. It also means you can give your feedback publicly via comments. Perhaps more shops should consider adding a blog.

Not a bad idea at all.

The 3 R’s

I must say it is quite unusual to find a shop that so strongly believes in the 3 R’s. In case you are wondering what the 3 R’s are, they are – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Personally I am a strong believer in the 3 R’s. I feel we waste too much generally speaking. I mean, I must admit that I am one of the first to buy rather than fix. You see I do feel that when fixing something costs almost as much as a new one, I would rather go with a new one where I know it will be under guarantee and is unlikely to break down in the near future. Besides the cost often justifies buying the new product rather than fix. This does not mean that I do not still try to follow the 3 R rule. I do recycle all my unwanted paper and glass, I try to reuse my plastic bags, I try to buy lose fruit and vegetables rather than heavily packaged and where I can fix at a reasonable cost, well obviously, I fix. Anyway, it is nice to know that there are shops who also try to follow the 3R rule. Makes me feel that little bit better.

2 Luggage Allowance!

Whoopee! Today they announced that they are now allowing some airports to have 2 hand luggages!! Big deal! The only question is why did they stop in the first place. And more importantly, is why are some airports like Gatwick still not allowing more than one hand luggage.

I remember a time where you could take? a hand luggage as well as:-

  • a handbag or briefcase
  • an umbrella
  • a vanity case
  • an overcoat
  • a hat box
  • a camera bag

Not that you would really want to carry all those pieces, but the point was you were allowed to. And now we should be grateful we are allowed 2 pieces of hand luggage.