KINGSTON KICKS – ESCAPADE NO. 5 – ‘DEAD & GONE’ ALLEY IN THE BOWELS OF KINGSTON? :)

MOTTO
GOOD FOR JAMAICA, GOOD FOR YOUR POCKET

MISSION STATEMENT
TAKE BACK JAMAICA, KINGSTON IN PARTICULAR, BY FINDING THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE THAT ARE FREE (OR NEARLY) IN KINGSTON

ESCAPADE NO 5

I’M NOT A HARRY POTTER FAN REALLY (SO SUE ME). THAT SAID, I THINK JK DID WRITE SOMETHING INTO BEING THAT IS GREAT ENOUGH TO HAVE BEEN PENNED BY MY HEROINE, ENID BLYTON.  DIAGON ALLEY IS A PIECE OF BLYTON-LIKE GENIUS & I WILL NOW TAKE YOU TO FIND IT.  SOME OF YOU WILL NOT WANT TO GIRD YOUR LOINS FOR THIS ESCAPADE BUT IT IS AT THE CRUX OF THE IDEA OF RECLAIMING KINGSTON.

SINCE 1925, IN THE HEART OF (NO, NOT THE BALOOBA – our thoughts with Sparrow) KINGSTON HAS LAIN THE SLEEPING GIANT OF A BOOK SELLER, NOVELTY TRADING, FOUNDED BY THE FAMILY BRIDGES.  THE EASIEST WAY I KNOW TO TRAVERSE THERE IS BY PASSING ALONG THE QUEEN’S STREET EAST TILL THOU COMETH TO THE ENTRANCE OF THE CONSTABULARY OF JAMAICA.  THEN LOOKETH THOU IN THE DIRECTION OF THE SEA, AS  THE MOUTH OF ‘DEAD & GONE’ ALLEY (ACTUALLY GEORGES LANE)  LIETH DIRECTLY OPPOSITE THE JCF HQ & LOCK UP OF THE CITY OF KINGSTON.  NOW PASS YE DOWN THIS NARROW BYWAY TILL YE COME UPON A PORTCULLIS OF MODERN MAKING (NOVELTY’S SERVICE ENTRANCE), TO THE LEFT, IF THOU FACETH THE SEA.   PARK YOUR TRANSPORT ALONG THIS PATH (KNAVES, BLACKGUARDS, DRAWLASHES, THIEVES & HIGHWAY MEN ARE NOT TO BE FOUND HERE FOR SOME REASON, BUT LOCK THE CAR ANYWAY).  KNOCK YE (OR RING BELL) UPON THE PEDESTRIAN APERTURE WITHIN THIS FACADE AND YE SHALL BE ANSWERED BY A GATEKEEPER (OR MAYBE JUST A BUZZ).  WATCHING THY HEAD & FOOT – GO IN.  ASK FOR THE SECRET CAVE WHEREIN LIETH ALL SALE ITEMS 60 – 70% OFF!!! OF EVERY KIND OF PAPYRUS, SCROLL, READING  & AUXILLARY ITEMS THOU CANST IMAGINE.  IF THOU ART A BOOKOPHILE, HEREIN SHALL YE FIND YOUR HEAVEN.  EVERYTHING FROM PENNY DREADFULS, TO FABULOUS COFFEE TABLE ITEMS TO MOUNTAINS OF JUVENILE WORKS – ANYTHING THAT THE LARGELY & SADLY NON-READING PUBLIC OF JAMAICA HAS PASS-ED OVER.  WHEN I FIRST SAW SAID TREASURE TROVE, ONE HAD TO WATCH ONE’S STEP LEST ONE TRIP AND TUMBLE DOWN OR DISRUPT IT & CREATE AN AVALANCHE UPON ONE’S HEAD BUT WHEN I RETURNED, THE GENIES HAD BEGUN THEIR WORK OF TIDYING SAME AS I HAD THREATENED THEM WITH THE MODERN MARVEL OF THE WEB TO SPREAD WORD OF THEIR TREASURE.  AS THE YULE APPROACHETH, THINK YE OF IT & GET IN EARLY.  I SHALL.

& FOR BRAWTA…RE FOOD FOR YOUR MIND AT NO COST (YES FREE, I THINK FLOW UNDERESTIMATED THIS ONE, HAPPILY FOR US :)) …IF YOU LIKE COLIN FIRTH, POUR YOURSELF A GLASS OF SOMETHING, GO TO FLOW 1000, LOOK UP MOVIES ON DEMAND, SCROLL TILL YOU FIND THE SECRET LAUGHTER OF WOMEN, ONE OF THE BEST OFF BEAT ROMANTIC COMEDIES I’VE SEEN IN A WHILE; EVEN SOME MEN WILL LIKE THIS ONE.  SET IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE IT COVERS  THE FORGING OF AN UNLIKELY ROMANCE  & WHAT BRIGHT LITTLE BAD BOYS GET UP TO!

Hit Your Six on Route Kingston Kicks!!!

Category : Kingston Kicks Posted on October 20, 2013

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