Rachel reminded me that the Marple Leaf hasn't been about Marple much lately. Ten thoughts therefore on my favourite ten shops and traders in Marple.
M & Co - change their stock regularly, cheap and good quality kids and casual clothes.
Grenaby Farm - this must be where steak pies go when they die. The best by a mile.
Deli Select - a treasure trove of cheese, snacks and treats.
Toast - cosy and friendly place for a cake and a coffee.
The Co-op - when you just need something when the cupboard is bare.
Harrods - for his impudence and knowledge of car parts
Dolce Vita - Wolfie warned me this was rubbish. I take his word for it, but the refurb and the new menu have created a buzzy happy place. No need for a Piccolino here.
Marple Wine bar - Murillos tapas bar is great for a table full of tapas and a bottle of rose wine on a hot day. Choose carefully, mind.
White's Butchers - Some great cuts and always with a smile
Controversially, Greenhalgh's - I don't usually like bakery chains, but they're lovely people and the sausage rolls are very good.