Jens Blog

Saturday 22nd June 2019

For those of you who knew Guiseppe the hair dresser, Maurizio of 'Nonnas' on Eccy road has arranged a commemerative service for him: "Hi everyone - just wanted to let you know that we have organised a memorial service for Giuseppe next Wednesday morning 26 June at 9.30am at Mother of God Church just off Abbeydale Road,/28 Ronan Road S7 1DX

Following the service we’ll be heading down (all welcome) for nibbles/drinks etc at Cubana in Leopold Square, S1 2JG from 10.45am onwards.

His funeral took place in Rome last Monday but this will give us all a chance to say arrivederci, share memories and celebrate the life of our dear friend Giuseppe Cappelletti ❤️".

The Ikea Midsummer buffet the other night was amazing! The tribute band were brill, the food amazing (ate way too much smoked salmon, tut tut me), I highly recommend it! :

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It was all you can eat, over 4 hours.. I ended up with a big stack of plates after eating 4 rounds lol!

Thursday 20th June 2019

Excited to be going to the Ikea 'Midsummer buffet' tonight! There's an Abba tribute band playing too, should be a great night. Get tickets/info here

It's like a ghost town around here today! You can almost hear the tumbleweed on Hickmott road today! The last customer found me almost asleep lol...oops.

You know business is quiet when you find yourself making photos on the 'PhotoFunia' website. Free to use, and such a laugh!

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Wednesday 19th June 2019

Todays bargain!

Lenspen DSLR cleaning kit:  £24.99
The ultimate DSLR camera cleaning kit! It's cheaer to buy thiese items together in this one kit, than buying them separtly.

Comes with:
1. LensPen original unique carbon cleaning compound, 500= uses. No liquids!
2. LensPen hurricane blower, to keep your kit dust free.
3. LensPen Micrklear microfibre cloth to keep all surfaces of your camera clean.
4. Lenspen FilterKlear patented LensPe filter cleaner. 500+ uses. No liquids!

Tuesday 18th June 2019

EVERYONE should have one of these!!
I've got them at work and at home. This little bluetooth speaker is small (10cm x 6cm), gives realy loud excellent quality sound from your mobile phone, laptop or Tablet.
I love the fact that once charged, you can disconnect it and take it into the garden/car etc, as long as its within about 10 foot of your phone or laptop. Fab for parties, BBQ's, lazy beach holidays etc!

We sell it in our shop at £9.99 but online they tend to be £14.99

For more details, see: Allcam

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'The Delightful Touch' cafe on Hickmott road, 2 shops down from us, is driving me mad with the smell of delicious baking.Just been in to have a sniff; they're cooking Polenta cake... drool! In my opinion it's the best cafe around this area, and has an amazing warm ambiance. Natalie, who runs it, is super friendly and kind. Check them out!  

Saturday 15th June 2019

Sad news for those who know/had their hair cut by Guiseppe the hairdresser on Hickmott Road. He died in Italy yesterday after a battle with cancer. Gutted. Known him nearly 30 years, from when he worked at 'Sweenies' on Ecclesall road. He used to say to me: "Eh Jenny, you got a gooda quality hair!".

Nicky still works there, assume she's going to take it over from him, so please don't anyone abandon the shop! 


Thursday 13th June 2019

£8.50, in stock (£9.99 most places online): The Velbon Go-Pro and Smartphone holder (product code 2391).

This universal adapter allows a Smartphone or GoPro/Action camera to be mounted onto any tripod, monopod, clamp or suction cup which has a standard 1/4" camera thread. 

It also allows smartphones to be fitted onto an GoPro 3-prong mount. The rubber-lined jaws are spring-loaded and adjustable from 55mm to 87mm. The jaws can also be folded flat for compact storage.

Can be used with our without your phone case. Pictured with a Samsung S8 phone.



Cokin INFINICLEAR illuminated desk loupe magnifier £35.99 Grab a bargain! (RRP is £52!)

 The INFINICLEAR desk magnifying loupe offers 3x magnification of various subjects, such as reading documents and books or viewing small electronic items and artwork:



Tuesday 11th June 2019

Great weather.. for ducks...

Special offer on a Cokin pocket microscope, only £14.99 (RRP £17.99):


It's amazingly easy to zoom and focus. My 8 year old son has been so fascinated and excited to use it: He told me how my wrinkly old skin looks even worse highly magnified... hmmm....must keep going with the diplomacy lessons for him....

For full specs, see: Intro2020

Saturday 8th June 2019

Just ordered a load of interesting accesories: microscopes, loupes, and other stuff! Watch this space....

Thursday 6th June 2019

Don't forget we do film processing!


Quite like this Benro combi mini tripod/selfie stick! Only £21.99, in stock today!

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Tuesday 28th May 2019

A selection of our Opticron binoculars, from £69 to £450:


(NB: We have the above models in 8X and 10X magnifications - the above only shows one of each model).

Saturday 25th May 2019

Need a good quality budget binocular? Come and view the Opticron Adventurer binoculars, from £79 - £89. Available in 8x and 10x magnification. Great for general purpose/nature viewing.


I've also just taken in a second hand Opticron GS 665 GA spotting scope. It has the best eyepiece that Opticron do on it - the HDF 16-48x zoom, and also comes with its stay-on case. Selling at £339.00. Come and have a look!

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Tuesday 21st May 2019

Have put the Opticron Explorer WA ED Oasisis-C+ 8 and 10X42 binocuars in stock, due to popular demand. Priced at £199 (8X42) and £209 (10x42).


Employing the company’s trademark compact optical system, the Explorer WA ED Oasis-C+ delivers an unbeatable combination of specification, quality and ergonomics. An ideal choice for anyone looking for compact and lightweight waterproof binocular with wide field, ED optics, Oasis-C+ prism coating and a 10 year guarantee.

Saturday 18th May 2019

'Interesting' trip to Pizza Hut last night to celebrate big brothers birthday: My sons 'salad' bowl, including chicken wing bones, OMG! But where's the actual salad??


Thursday 16th May 2019

Finally caved in to Social Media pressure and set up an 'Instagram' account for the shop: sheffield_photo_centre.

Tuesday 14th May 2019

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Finally the weather improves and my plants can go outside phew!

Saturday 11th May 2019

20% off all new 'Troop London' bags, whilst stocks last! 

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Thursday 9th May 2019

Discovered a mini directory of collective nouns for birds on the 'British Bird Lovers' website!

EG: bitterns - a pretence of bitterns

bitterns - a sedge of bitterns
bitterns - a siege of bitterns 
bobolinks - a chain of bobolinks 
bullfinches - a bellowing of bullfinches 
buzzards - a wake of buzzards 

Want more? visit: https://www.britishbirdlovers.co.uk/articles/collective-nouns-for-birds?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Saturday 4th May 2019

Help! It's like a scene from "Day Of The Triffids" in my house!
Need to get these giant sunflowers and Ornamental Gourd plants out soon - can't see out the windows of my house anymore! 

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Tuesday 30th April 2019

When your dog scuppers a selfie...!


Latest pic outside our shop!


Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Hope you've all had a safe Easter break.

Can't get over the fact that last years plastic duck race in Endcliffe park was in sleet and snow, and this years was 20 degrees and tee shirt weather! Was a great day out, although my ducks didn't win, and my son came home with three loud plastic rifles to add to his already enormous hoard of plastic weapons.. grr..

Just had a hug from a friendly Yorkshire Water 'Wipesaur'.. as you do.. lol..


Tuesday 9th April 2019

Have restocked loads of binoculars we had run out of over the last few weeks!

Thursday 28th March 2019

Home Office latest news:

Passports issued from 30 March 2019 will continue to be burgundy, but they will no longer include the words ‘European Union’ on the front cover.

There will be no difference for British citizens whether they are using a passport that includes the words European Union, or a passport that does not include the words European Union. Both designs will be equally valid for travel.

UK passports issued before the UK leaves the EU will remain valid travel documents. You do not have to replace a passport that meets your travel needs.

Our news:

You can get all your passports/visas etc done in our shop.

We also do International Driving Permit photos - and you can get the pics,  then walk one minute down Hickmott road and apply for your permit at the Post Office on Sharrowvale road!

Tuesday March 26th 2019

Selling off the last few 'Tyrrel Katz' kids back packs at £14.99 (were £22.99 in shop):

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Tuesday 12th March 2019

Been unable to access this website for 3 months, mainly due to me fiddling around in the 'Admin' settings, pretending to be a web builder, and getting myself locked out.. that will show me eh?!!

Back in after much experimentation, but if there is ever a gap in this blog, see our Facebook or Twitter pages instead!

In future, untill we get a new website, please find us on Twitter of Facebook for more up to date info!

Thursday 6th Dec. 2018

There's lots of reasons to visit us on Hickmott Road: a plethora of other lovely little independent shops, including:

'Nonnas' cafe and restaurant; 'Lash'; 'Guiseppe' (very reasonably priced hairdresser); 'Yes Orange' for handmade clothes and accessories; a vegan cafe which only opened 2 days ago; 'Amanda Jane' hairdresser; 'Tiarra' jewelry and accesory shop, 'The Delightfull Touch' a cafe with great ambience and cakes; 'Porter Brook Gallery' for paintings and antiques; 'Little Gem' for waxing, nails etc, 'Olivers' cafe; 'David James' jewellers, and 'Roneys' a famous butcher (does wicked hot roast sandwiches!).

No excuse now for not coming to visit us! And we also have the Sharrow Vale road on the corner of Hickmott, which hosts a lovely group of independent shops.

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Tuesday 4th December 2018

Brrr!!! Arrived at work to find a very cold shop indeed! 

We will be closing early today at 3.15 due to unforseen circumstances. Back tomorrow at 10am. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Photo of the day:

 leon Mums favourite pirate!

Saturday 1st December 2018

We're here and open on this grim wet day! Have just filled the shop with 'Troop London' bags for Xmas,they make great pressies for men and women (and once even a boy bought one to look "cool at school"!).


We will be open tomorrow (Sunday) from 12-4pm, coinciding with the brilliant 'Sharrowvale Christmas Market'. This is a great yearly event, with loads of stalls selling quality goods, and food.  Hickmott Road is on the left as you walk down Sharrowvale Road towards the Post office.

Thursday 29th Nov 2018

I'm going to open the shop on Sunday 2nd December from 12pm till 3.45pm. this coincides with the 'Sharrowvale Xmas Market' on Sharrowvale road.

Do come and have a look in my shop, otherwise I'm going to be rather bored lol.


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