Wanna Pair of Vicky’s Stinky Old Trainers?

Are you a bargain hunter?

Celebrity obsessed?

Well, here’s something that’ll interest you…

One chilly Friday morning in the autumn or 2013, a long, long queue of super-fashionable shoppers queued outside a shop London.

Where were they?

Harrods? Vivian Westwood? Louis Vuitton, perhaps?

Er, not quite.

They were actually waiting outside of the Red Cross charity store in Chelsea.

You see, David and Victoria Beckham were moving house and they donated their wardrobes to Charity. One of David’s t-shirts for £25? Victoria’s old trainers, perhaps? Or how about her Dolce & Gabbana dress?

Not my thing, to be sure, but if you’re a fan of ol’ David and Vicky, then I’m sure queuing for hours and hours before opening time was well justified.

I must admit though….

A couple of years ago Lewis Leathers and Hysteric Glamour did a collaboration on a copy of the leather Jacket Joe Strummer (lead vocalist from The Clash) and I would kill to get one…

Far better than Vicky’s stinky old trainers…

In this week’s EES Lesson, Sasha finds herself in a bit of a dilemma. She wandered into the electronics shop just for a look around….

… but the inevitable happens.

Can she leave without buying something?!

Find out.

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Julian Northbrook
Language Punk. Wants New Trainers, Thank You.

P.S. In a couple of day’s I’ll be off traveling yet again.

I’ve been on more airplanes this year than the rest of my life combined…


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About the author: Julian Northbrook is an unconventional punk of the business English learning world. A leading expert in English education and direct response marketing, he’s fully equipped to drag you kicking and screaming from English-mediocracy to speaking at an outstanding level. After being turned down for his dream job in the art industry, Julian suffered three long years as a crap Japanese speaker. He understands exactly what it’s like to feel like a total idiot every time you speak. But Julian overcame his language problems, mastered the language, and went on to work first as a freelance translator, then as an executive member of a Japanese company. But he soon grew sick of the corporate world and left it to pursue something infinitely more satisfying — running his own business helping small business owners and entrepreneurs get so good at English that they forget that it’s not their first language. He writes the infamous Doing English Daily Newsletter which you can (and should) subscribe to.