The Spectator

CoffeeHousers’ Wall, 9 March - 15 March

CoffeeHousers' Wall, 9 March - 15 March
Text settings

Welcome to the latest CoffeeHousers' Wall. For those who haven't come across the Wall before, it's a post we put up each Monday, on which – provided your writing isn’t libellous, crammed with swearing, or offensive to common decency – you’ll be able to say whatever you like in the comments section.

There is no topic, so there’s no need to stay ‘on topic’ – which means you’ll be able to debate with each other more freely and extensively. There’s also no constraint on the length of what you write – so, in effect, you can become Coffee House bloggers. Anything’s fair game – from political stories in your local paper, to chat about the latest football results.

But, more than anything, we want this Wall to become a means of better communication between the Coffee House team and you, the readers. If you want us to write on anything in particular – add a comment to the Wall. If you want to ask us any questions – add a comment to the Wall. If you have any thoughts about this feature – add a comment to the Wall. The Coffee House team will do its best to get involved in the conversations that you start.

To give the Wall a splash of colour, you can even send your photos and videos in to phoskin @ and we’ll select the best to put at the top of the post. Any pictures of polticians doing the constituency rounds? Any videos of interesting debates? Do send them in.

You can access this Wall throughout the week by clicking on the Wall button on the righthand side of any Coffee House page.



A deli selling local produce, A Taste of the Country, in a small market town near me (Shipston on Stour,) battling with all the usual recession-related stuff, plus losing customers to the supermarkets, now finds their whole street closed for roadworks. Others might throw in the sponge but the doughty James and his team have made gingerbread workmen for 99p - yellow icing hard hats and fluoro-jackets - and done a window-tableau of the scene, broken gingerbread tarmac, deep holes, and all. One lot, on tea-break, are reading tiny copies of The Sun. Enterprising or what? - Susan Hill