1 year ago 🥁 for day 2, 2020 with 274 words.

Thanks Sparks

          And Wendy's stealing clothes from Marks & Sparks
                      - All The Young Dudes, David Bowie

Wooden Fork

Anybody who lives in the UK, or has visited a city in the UK will be well aware of the store Marks & Spencer, AKA Marks & Sparks or just Sparks. If you want socks or underwear it is a well known place where you'll get a quality product amongst all the other clothing they sell.

But it's not their clothes, shoes, suits, ties, socks or underwear that attracts me to M&S. It's the Food Hall. If you want a quality food product - at a slightly higher price than you'd expect in most cases - then their Food Hall is the place to go. You can't really go wrong.

Two products bring me back every year are:

PrawnCocktail

Prawn Mayo Sandwich &

MincePie

Mince Pies.

I'm nearing the end of a three week trip, living in a series of hotels. Eating out isn't always an option and most UK hotels only provide a kettle. Consequently for hot snacks I have resorted to staple from my teen years: Pot Noodles. They comes in plenty of flavors and all you need is hot water.

Hotels - or at least the ones in my price bracket - also don't provide is cutlery and I don't travel with any.

Marks & Sparks on the other hand provide free wooden cutlery in their Food Hall. Knives, Forks and Spoons.

          Now Scribblings' taking the free wooden cutlery from Marks & Sparks

Now I travel with a set of lightweight wooden cutlery.

Thank you Michael Marks & Thomas Spencer. AKA: Sparks.

dreamer

Start writing today, for free

Write Together is a safe space to blog, think, feel, and share together. Learn to write, or find a new home for your words, and join our passionate community.

Sign up Learn more
User Photo

By Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Chief WriteTogether Bug Finder & character stringer. Generally, to create computer code, but sometimes actual words and paragraphs. Listens to lots of music, takes lots of photos, & invests in stocks for the long haul.

Get Yorick Phoenix's newsletter

Almost there! Check your inbox and click the link to confirm.

Subscribe to Yorick Phoenix's latest writing to get it right in your inbox.