This morning I went to get my haircut at Cube (23 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8TR). When I lived and worked in Camberwell before there was a hairdresser in the same location called Kut Klose, so the name ‘Cube’ is a big improvement. Don’t know if it’s got anything to do with the Cube Bar.
Anyway, like Kut Klose there is no appointment system in Cube. Turn up, wait, have a hair cut. Or, in my case, turn up and have a hair cut — no waiting. The guy who cut it was very efficient, no chit-chat (it’s too early for that) and did it just how I asked. £15 for a wash and cut, I was pretty satisfied.
After leaving there I went to Wing Tai, the Chinese supermarket on Denmark Hill. I think this is the same Wing Tai that had (or still has) a unit in the Aylesham Centre in Peckham. They sell loads of vegetables and ingredients and, more excitingly, fresh fish. I’m an absolute sucker for fish so I was salivating before I’d even put my order in. A thick cut of Salmon and a pound of big Prawns, for £7.60. Awesome value, and I can’t wait until the wife gets home so we can eat Camarão Alho e Oleo.
One thing Camberwell lacks is a butcher. I passed Kennedys Sausages a little further down the road, but they just had sausages and pies. They looked OK, but if I want meat I’ll have to go to Somerfield (or Peckham). Chalk one up to the supermarket giants.
On my way back I dropped in to Sophocles to buy some Ciabatta and the little greengrocers next door (I forget the name right now, but the owners are a couple of old Greek (or Cypriot) men who are always very friendly) to buy some vegetables. We’re going to eat super-well today.