How do Chinese medicine shops survive?

In this current recession, I’m bewildered by the continued existence of one particular shopping franchise – the Chinese Herbs establishments. Wander through any shopping mall – big or small – and many suburban high streets and you’ll see them. A curiously unenticing shop, usually staffed by a fairly surly looking Oriental gentleman. Rows of odd jars, no customers, and the […]

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Cupboard love?

We’ve just been away for a week to lovely Ludlow, the slowest town in the country – now famed for its culinary delights, even though many of the original leading lights have left. Ludlow is a wonderful example of a market town – we saw 5 markets while we were there of varying types – filled with old timber buildings […]

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