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Monday, 8 June 2009

Marks and Sparks

If Marks and Spencers (or Marksies as we like to call it round here!) ever went the same way as our much missed Woolworths, I really think I'd slit my wrists. While perusing the newest store in the area and feeling almost instantaneously cheerful looking at the gorgeous celebration windows, it struck me that my little world would be a sorrier place without this gorgeous stalwart of a shop and indeed their can't get enough of them Cornish Cruncher Burgers. And cranberry and pomegranate gums. And (oh my!) the gorgeous Cut Flowers candles which are to my mind the closest thing to couture candles on the high street... Now if they only stopped believing that the desperately smug Myleen Klass represented EveryWoman, I think we'd all be thrilled to sing Happy 125th Birthday to a store that is a National Treasure wouldn't we?

10 comments:

Everything Stops for Tea said...

So it isn't just me that wants to put her in my showbiz blender then... I can't imagine what life would be like without Marky Sparky!

Jayne said...

I'm with you - I love Marks and I could eat their cranberry and pomegranate gums by the wagon-load I'm afraid.

Shayne said...

I love that window! It looks like the idea of a perfect country show, as imagined by Country living!

LP Vintage said...

Oh! DH and I will be visiting London next week - we're so excited, it's our first visit!

Have now added Sparkies to our list of places to visit - I love gums; can't wait to try the cranberry & pomegranate ones, we don't have them here in Canada.

Gena said...

I love the pink pigs too! and dont you think everything you buy from marksies just tastes sooooo much better?

Anonymous said...

...and there's the exhibition in Leeds, running for the next 3 years!
Details here, cheers, Lynda
http://tinyurl.com/ldt8wr

Ellie said...

Ah, yes. Marks & Sparks.....good stuff. And I totally agree about Miss Myleen. I think the word is "overkill" as she's on damn near everything you see these days. Certainly puts me off buying the product.

Jenifir said...

We have been without Marks and Spencers in Canada for over ten years. When they first closed, I was in a panic that my children would not have underwear because I could not imagine buying their underwear anywhere else let alone being without their food floor. I hope to visit one soon with an upcoming visit to the UK.

Buffy said...

I really do think Marks & Spencer have pulled off the tricky art of appealling to all generations. I know it wasn't always so but these days I rarely see a wider range of clothes styles in one store. And they are perfect for gifts with their generous returns policy. Most people visit M&S a lot more often than they used to visit Woolworths, so hopefully they won't go the same way.

Marianne said...

There was a MS in Amsterdam for a couple of years. A bit of England in the Netherlands. I really miss it.

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