Sunday, 13 March 2011

The shape of things to come

This sight and site will not be exciting to anyone, apart from those in search of retail bliss in Devon.  For this is where the new John Lewis is going to be arriving.  Squeak!

When people ask me what I miss from London, top of the list is obviously my friends, then the food, theatre and art, and then the shops.  How I love the shops.  And it has been a very sore point that Exeter has no John Lewis.  I know, just imagine.  So, it is isnt any wonder that the possibility of John Lewis arriving down in the South West has been early anticipated and much gossiped over.  From bar maids to cleaners, to stall holders to hairdressers; it seems every one has the insider info about when and where...and now it has finally started its rebirth, like a big beautiful phoenix rising from the ashes of an empty old building.  This is one girl who is really rather excited.

nb, for those who have no idea what or who John Lewis is (really?, just imagine!)  John Lewis is the department store to end all department stores.  It only sells what is worth buying and is full of beautiful shiny things.  In a bleak and depressing world, sometime we just need a bit of shineyness.


  1. Had no idea we were going to be getting a John Lewis. I might just have to make a trip back up to Exeter one of these days.

  2. I know!!! it is v.e.r.y exciting...and also apparently a waitress just outside the town centre too. Double squeak.