From start to finish. Christmas shopping all done. Being broke does have its plus points. Gone are the days when I’d start the master list in July, start shopping in August and be gift wrapping until for 12 hours until the wee hours of Christmas morning. Instead I took a single list, a small amount of cash and hit the shops with a three hour deadline.
Highlights of the afternoon:
- Finding cute-as-pie pyjamas for the granddaughters reduced to £3 a set in the pre Christmas sale.
- Being served coffee by the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. Her smile lit up the room.
- Asking advice on finding a book suitable for a Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, etc. fan to find that the extremely helpful chap in Books Etc. was American, blog-aware and happy to point me to book I think he’ll love Eric Scholosser’s Reefer Madness.
- Racing back to the car at 16:24, sure that we’d overrun our three hour Pay & Display ticket, to find that it was valid until 16:24. Wheeee!
p.s. I had some Christmassy links saved up to share but the gremlins seem to have eaten them so I’ll point you instead to Graeme’s fine collection over at Lazy Laces.