Tuesday 29 July 2008


A branch of the rather good Costa coffee shop chain where I often pop in for a quick espresso was closed this morning, with a notice in the window giving the reason: 're-image works'. What in tarnation can that phrase possibly mean?


  1. Penned by the same team who gave us "closed for the foreseeable future" what, they mean dead? and "urgent repairs", AKA threat of court action on health risk grounds. Good luck to Costa, we could all do with a bit of re-image these days.

  2. Sounds like me trying to define "revision" for my writing students. Not just fixing a word here or there but, TO SEE AGAIN, re-vision, and make big changes.

    However, I imagine all you will see are a new set of chairs and tables and higher prices.