Have a look for news about ‘worst-clone’ town Cambridge, on March 31. The first ‘cash mob’ (new social phenomenon remember flash mobs?) is supposed to happen. The idea, a brainchild of a local 26-year-old man, is to get those showing up en masse to open up their wallets to spend at a locally owned independent business. Members on Facebook were deciding which business should benefit from the onslaught as this is being written. Now that’s a mob you wouldn’t mind.

May this idea thrive and spread (as it has done in North America) and may you live long and prosper.