I’m blogging from Silverburn shopping centre just beyond the edge of my constituency. Carolyn’s off shopping and I’m in Starbucks wondering why the air conditioning has to be quite this cold. I brought the laptop with me to keep me occupied because Silverburn is that rare breed of shopping centre – it excludes men. Go to almost any other shopping centre in the west of Scotland – or anywhere else, for that matter – and you’ll find at least a couple of shops that most men will be interested in visiting: a Waterstone’s or HMV, for example. But not here. There are a couple of mobile phone shops, but that’s about as interesting as it gets. Plenty of clothes shops and opticians, and even a Yo! Sushi, but very little to keep the boys entertained. A pity, because it’s a very impressive development. I just hope we can get at least one book shop in the near future.
PS. Turns out it’s much warmer upstairs at Starbucks.