So in a GBAChef I mentioned finding a butchers selling goat and more recently I found something else, more in a moment, and I thought it might make a good topic. That or cement me as token forum old man. So as the title says have you found any interesting shops when wandering around lately? Finding it on the internet also counts. Anyway so I was visiting a friend out in t'country and we ended up in a farm turned garden centre and bunch of interesting shops. After a very nicely put together furniture shop and the token garden centre I wandered into another building. Proper old school hardware shop, the sort of thing I thought had died out around 1995. You get DIY superstores and you get cheap shops that might have a few fittings and fixtures in but this was "want a length of rope/chain/cable/pipe -- there are the reels, cut them off and we will figure out the price", need just a handful of nails -- pick your poison, some nice tools and a mixture of good stuff and staffed by people that knew what things were. If I had to explain why this was so nice I guess you are either very lucky, very young or have never built anything. It is a bit of a stamp from where I am at but I have gone further for less.