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Monday, 9 May 2011

Retail Therapy - A Great Day!

Today a friend and I went to Newcastle on the bus! For a start, this meant I had to get up earlier than I normally do and then get my wits about me before my body realised what had happened.  Otherwise it would have gone into a sulk mood and I wouldn't have been ready in time.  My body does this to me now and again, especially if I have to go somewhere early in the day.  It can be so annoying when it does this to me.  Once or twice, I have had to cancel an outing to satisfy it.

However, once I had fooled my system into thinking it was later than it was, everything went according to plan and I had a great day looking around the shops in that wonderful place called Newcastle.  Everyone seems happy in Newcastle.  If the folks there have a multitude of problems at home, they don't let it show; they leave them there and get on with it.  The shop assistants are great, too.  At least they smile at the customers and try to be helpful.  They don't have the attitude that says take it or leave it.

Anyway, I repeat, I had a great day.  In layman's terms that means I spent some money.  I bought myself some Jimmy Choo perfume, rather extravagant, but something I promised myself a while ago.  I also bought a skirt and top, tights, and a rather expensive hair shampoo.  Oh! and I got my husband some socks!

Now I am home and am having a G&T as I type this.  So, all is well with the world.

I hope all is well in your world.



  1. Glad you had a great day, and how thoughtful of you to think of your husband, I don't think many would while enjoying a day out shopping :-)

  2. Glad you enjoyed your day Eileen. I went shopping too, the other day, with Harry and he bought me a bag of dog food, a ball with a little bell in it, and a meat filled bone. Not quite the same as your skirt and perfume, but for me, it was heavenly!