Mumbles residents have revealed their Christmas wish is to just have a Waitrose and a Boden in the village.

The feedback, obtained by The Daily Swansea, overwhelmingly cited that while the area is ‘quite’ middle class, it’s not ‘quite middle class enough’, with some residents still forced to frequent the Co-op when they have those in places like Brynhyfryd.

Mumbles local Theresa Connell said: “I was in the Co-op the other day and I felt so out of my class comfort zone that I nearly went and got a tattoo. However, my card was declined when I tried to acquire some avocados so I made my way to book club and put the whole experience behind me.

“There’s been some positive change in the village recently, but it’s not going far enough. I now own all of Joules, Seasalt and to a lesser extent, Fat Face and none of them are churning out enough variations of nautical clothing to keep up with me, I need another middle class retailer to dictate to me and my friends what we must wear because otherwise I’ll have to think for myself.”

Cheryl Gray of Limeslade said: “I don’t wat to be buying tomato sauce from Tesco; I want to be buying ketchup from Waitrose.

“How do you think it feels when my sister in law from Cheshire comes to visit and I have Tesco own brand loo roll and not the Waitrose Cashmere Quilted loo roll? Do you have any idea how embarrassing that is? Replace the ‘charity’ shops with Waitrose and Boden please.”

Pete Bowen of Langland said: “Where am I supposed to go when I’m craving Pelagonia Cherry Peppers with hummus? The Captain’s Cabin?

“I need somewhere new to awkwardly park my massive estate car, because parking outside Gregg’s just doesn’t do it for me.”


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