Friday was another trip into the city (obstensibly for a haircut); however it also meant visits to another couple of great independent shops.
Rockaboom is a record shop that I've mentioned in the past. It's really Leicester's last surviving independent record shop, and has plenty of new-release vinyl on sale (& some second-hand), making it a must stop-off for Hubby who never comes away from a city visit without a trademark Rockaboom bag in his hand.
They've been about since the mid 80's (I believe), and Hubby always has a chat with the owner Carl about music they're playing and selling. They also sell plenty of cds and local concert tickets too. All in all a friendly, well-stocked (if they haven't got it, they'll try to get it for you) record shop that we hope will always be there!
The other independent shop is just a few steps away from Rockaboom, on Hotel Street you'll find Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe...
This wonderful, tiny shop hasn't changed much from when I was a child - you can still buy deliciously vintage sweets (rosy apples, rubarb & custards, pinapple chunks, pear drops, etc, etc), and still ask for them the way you used to "I've have a quarter of..." and the person behind the counter will get down the large jar of sweets & measure them out into a scale then pop them into a small white paper bag. Nostalgia galore people!
Once again, long may they reign! x