Is it sad that I am excited by Pret A Manger?


Some have said yes. Others share my enthusiasm for their Meatball wraps (yum!)

I have seen so many changes to my city centre... from Blues moving to Leckwith Stadium to seeing St Davids 2 hosting my favourite convenience food stall, Pret A Manger!

I wondered what for you are the biggest changes in your towns and which are for the best?

Do you have pictures? x

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Comment by Angharad Lee on October 31, 2009 at 18:51
Exactly. You just said it. Those buildings are being allowed to rot instead of being referbished and renewed. Take Pontypridd for example. Talbot Green and Merthyr retail parks have killed a town which used to be so full of life and more importantly CHARACTER. It is a ghost towm these days because of the NEW retail Parks which don't reflect ANYTHING about the society in which we live. Of course new is stimulating and imperative, but why not combine old with new?
Comment by Catherine Paskell on October 30, 2009 at 13:45
I think that things aren't bad just because they're new. I love new things! My mum lives near Monmouth town and they are in desperate need of new things there. yes, they have all these lovely old buildings but they are just being allowed to rot and there are so many empty shop fronts. People there LOVE the new Pizza Express because it fills a gap that they wanted something to fit into. It may be a chain (really I think it's a franchise?) but that's not always a bad thing! And there are MUCH worse off places than Monmouth that are in need of new things
Comment by Catherine Paskell on October 28, 2009 at 16:38


Deborah Powell and Me at Pret A Manger!
Comment by Angharad Lee on October 27, 2009 at 17:49
New this, new that! Why has everything got to be NEW???? That little chapel at the end of my road was my heritage...ahhhhhhhh.....it was a functional. Now it's a New Look(sorry ANOTHER New Look).What's happening to our beautiful country? It's becoming one big miss matched mess. I'm all for changes, yes, we have to evolve, but there is no need to evolve to the detriment of all those wonderfull things around us. Changing and evolving are two different events. What is wrong with the latter?
Comment by Rhiannon Davis on October 27, 2009 at 17:20
You are definitely not sad - well, not in this respect, anyway.
This is the most exciting news I have heard in a very long time! Pret a Manger in Fleet Street was my regular haunt for nearly 5 years and the only place in London where a cash-strapped trainee could buy an egg sandwich for 99p! I will venture there soon.

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