I am no marzipan maven. In fact, I used to take the marzipan off of my Battenberg cake before I ate it. My mum used to buy them every week when I was young. Back when we had a Marks & Spencer in the mall. I haven’t seen one–an M&S in Canada, nor a Battenberg cake–in decades.
Not that that’s at all miraculous when you think about all the stores that are going out of business. We still have our Toys ‘R’ Us here, but Payless is pretty much gone if not completely.
Does M&S still exist in England?
I dread the day when all we have left is Amazon.
Thanks to the three lovely bloggers who gave me my three “M” words for today’s not-A-Z post. You’ll find their links under the words “marzipan,” “maven,” and “miraculous.”
I’m in need of suggestions for “N” day, for my absolutely not the A-Z Challenge post tomorrow. One word per person, and please keep ’em clean.
April 16, 2019 at 6:49 pm
Okay, pleading ignorance here. What is marzipan? There were some spice candies we used to get when my kids were young, But since you are putting it on the cake, I can’t imagine it. Out here in the country, we don’t have anything but Amazon. I’m glad they are here for us. The little Chevron and the little grocery store don’t really care about the people who live here, they are just trying to get rich off those who don’t have transportation into the big cities. Ah, but how is that different than other stores?
April 16, 2019 at 12:16 pm
M&S still exists in UK. Lucky for me I found an English Tea shop where I live in Florida and they sell Battenberg Cake! I loved it as a kid and would eat the marzipan first 🙂💕
April 16, 2019 at 8:45 am
I love the way you don’t do this challenge 🙂
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April 16, 2019 at 5:42 am
M&S is alive and failing not sure if it will survive it’s clothes are dated! The spend a lot on big names and adverts but like everyone else in the big store world they are struggling.
I live batternburg Cake, did you eat the icing or throw it away ? 💜
April 16, 2019 at 5:09 am
I really wish you hadn’t mentioned marzipan…or Battenburg cake… now I have a craving! Naughty!!
April 16, 2019 at 4:23 am
I love marzipan. A nice post
April 16, 2019 at 3:10 am
M & s is still alive and well here Linda!
April 16, 2019 at 12:37 am
I got NOTHING!
April 16, 2019 at 12:33 am
We are losing our Payless Shoe store too and Toys R Us is gone. How about “nostalgia”, although you’ve used one of my words already so if someone else comes up with one I won’t be hurt. 🙂
April 15, 2019 at 11:58 pm
I am guilty of running these stores out of business. I love the ease of online shopping, but I also love browsing stores. And I feel sad when another shop closes up. And guilty for contributing…so I try to split my shopping between the two. Luckily, I live in a tourist area so there’s plenty of great local shops here. I have never heard of Battenberg cake, so can’t reliably comment on that!
Narwhal, the “unicorn of the sea” is a great N word:)
April 16, 2019 at 12:07 am
Ah, we’re almost all guilty of shopping online at some point or another. 🙂
Thanks for the word, Jami! 😀 I have no idea what I’m going to do with it. haha!