Yeah!!! This is my 50th post and still counting. Its been six months since I joined this wonderful blogger family. I havent had much time to do blog reading this week so I have a lot of catching up to do. Which I'm going to do right after I put this post up.
I went shopping today. I'll rephrase that. My brother-in-law (BIL) decided to hit the shops today and I tagged along with him. It was fun though. Seven good hours spent pounding the streets. It was worth it though. We started out at Jermyn Street, got some shirts from TM Lewin and Hawes and Curtis, Went down to Church's and got some wonderful brougues for him, Then we headed off to Oxford Street. Got some trousers for him, went to M & S, got some wallets and then while he was paying for the wallets, I decided to go down to the food hall to get some water and something healthy to nibble. My new months resolution is to stay free and abstain from carbs. (Is that the same thing as carbohydrates?) Anyway, I have decided to keep away from them this month and I pray I do this sucessfully - so far so good. (I can hear you all say yeah right - the month has only just begun) A good friend of mine has lost 13KG so far from abstaining from carbs and sugar and is heading towards losing 13KG more. I am more than inspired by her achievement!! She was two sizes heavier than me since she gave birth to her baby and has now dropped two dress sizes. I must say I am most ashamed that I'm now heavier than her and I havent even "dropped" yet!!! But heading steadfastly to where she's coming from. I shall not be left behind!! I am joining that train and come February ending, there should be some positive results. The only snag is I havent weighed myself yet so how will I know how many pounds I have lost? Anyway, I will not let that sidetrack me from this my new month's resolution.
Back to my story now. Where was I? So I bought some banana's and some sparkling water. I then went the whole length of the shop floor to see if BIL had paid for his purchase and come down to the food hall to meet me. No sighting of him. I headed up to the Ground floor. Called his mobile and he said he was in the food hall. In my mind, I was like, OMG!!! I just left there now. Oh why did I leave him in the first place? Serves me right if we waste time searching for each other. Headed back to the Food Hall and behold he was there standing by the counter. Apparently he was in the Gents when I went to that area to look for him and came out after I had gone past. I heaved a huge sigh of relief and we continued on our shopping sojourn.
As we were heading towards H & M, we saw this beautiful trouser suit in a shop window - Warehouse Direct for £10.98 and there was a buy one get one free offer going on too. I made a side comment that when you see such offers, you never get them in large sizes as they're only available in Sizes 6 - 10 but we decided to go into the shop and browse. To say that we were shocked when we got into the shop is an understatement. Beautiful clothes, shirts and other items of clothing going at ridiculous prices. Not only were there large sizes, we were able to get size 20 skirts suits and trouser suits also and the shirts were so beautiful and £10.99 too with a Buy One Get One Free (BOGOF) offer too. Now, I'm not admitting I am a size 20. Remember the guy is shopping for his wife not me. (smile) To say that we chartered things from that shop is another understatement also. We picked and choose and picked and picked and smiled all the way to the paying counter/till. The things were so cheap it was too good to be true. And the suits were Dorothy Perkins suits with the labels still intact - no flaws or anything of the sort on the clothes. We just had to ask why the reduced prices and then the BOGOF offer on top of it all. The shop assistants mentioned that Primark was opening next door to them in the spring and so they were closing down to refurbish their shop in readiness for the competition they would be getting from Primark. Thank God for Primark moving to Oxford Street - I have gained wonderfully from it even before they opened the shop.
So now I'm back home and my feet are killing me seriously. But it was a day well spent - very well spent if I may add.