Morning Brief – London’s Tube Map

London’s Tube Map

 

For the first time this century the tube map has been redrawn with the long awaited Northern Line extension which puts new stations Battersea and Nine Elms on the network as of 0530am on Monday. In case you are confused having over enjoyed yourselves last night and spotted the redrawn tube map on your way home, some maps did have the two new stations the wrong way round and Battersea rather than Nine Elms is definitely at the end of the line. Red faces at TFL and those posters being torn down.

 

Marks and Spencer: Non

 

M&S has bitten the bullet and taken the decision to close 11 French high street stores at the end of 2021 that they have been operating in partnership with SFH. The blame is being placed by M&S on the post Brexit export processes now in place for fresh and chilled produce exported from the UK. Clothing and home products continue to be available online and a further 9 stores operated in partnership with Lagardere Travel retail in airports and rail stations will also continue. M&S shares easier at 183p.

 

Denmark

 

If you are Welsh, you are in. Intriguingly Denmark, described on the BA site as “the country where fairy-tale castles and remote fishing towns are just a bike ride away” is offering entry to travellers “for double-vaccinated passengers from Wales only.” We are unsure if this says more about Welsh devolution from the rest of the UK or the Danes. But for those readers from the Country of Wales (NB Wales is not a principality but a country in its own right according to the Welsh Government) you have an advantage over the rest of the UK in being welcome to the land of Carlsberg Beer and Bang and Olufsen sound systems -plus the fairy tale castles and the remote fishing villages of course. At the prospect of hordes of Welsh visitors pouring off BA planes at Copenhagen Airport: GBP/DKK unmoved at 8.71

 

Adele

 

It was this day in 2011 that British chanteuse Adele had a Number 1 hit with Someone Like You. Rated as Adele’s 3rd finest song (so far) Adele sang it at the Brit Awards which precipitated a huge upturn in sales. Fans of Adele Laurie Blue Adkins to give Adele her full name are excitedly awaiting the release of a promised new album in advance of Christmas this year. In the meantime, here is Someone Like You:

 

I heard that you’re settled down
That you found a girl and you’re married now
I heard that your dreams came true
Guess she gave you things, I didn’t give to you
Old friend, why are you so shy?
Ain’t like you to hold back or hide from the light

I hate to turn up out of the blue, uninvited
But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it
I had hoped you’d see my face
And that you’d be reminded that for me, it isn’t over

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
“Don’t forget me, ” I beg
I remember you said
“Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead”
“Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead”

You know how the time flies
Only yesterday was the time of our lives
We were born and raised in a summer haze
Bound by the surprise of our glory days

I hate to turn up out of the blue, uninvited
But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it
I had hoped you’d see my face
And that you’d be reminded that for me, it isn’t over

 

Have a Great Weekend!

 

 

 

Discussion and Analysis by Humphrey Percy, Chairman and Founder

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