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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Mini Shopaholic

Last weekend I felt the need to do some damage to the joint account.*

*The other half’s money goes in---- I spend it.

It had been ages since I’d treated myself to anything – in fact the last time I bought myself any new, non-maternity clothes was back in 2008. I was in the mood to buy jeans, boots, a winter coat, a couple of dresses perhaps. Lots of nice new Benefit and Stila make up definitely. A shopping spree was long overdue and I had a whole afternoon to enjoy myself and a bank account full of Himself’s wages to do it with.

So off Daisy and I went into town in the car; sun shining, windows down (would love to say roof down, but I drive a Citroen Picasso), music up loud, no traffic, parking space on ground floor level in the multi storey, no temper tantrums whilst putting madam in her pushchair (in fact no temper tantrums for the duration of our outing!) Everything was going right! This was definitely going to be a successful shopping trip.

Yeah right.

Seeing as it wasn’t my money I was spending I tried my favourite high street shops first – Whistles, French Connection, Boden, Office.


I then gave the old fail safes a go – Top Shop (am I too old for Top Shop now?), Gap, H&M.


In sheer desperation I tried Primark.


Even Boots was a big disappointment; no new products for the Saturday girls to attempt to sell me (I’m a sucker for a good sales pitch---- even from a 16 year old that looks like a satsuma wearing bright red lipstick and clumpy mascara).

In a filthy mood I headed back to the car park and on the way decided to nip into Baby Gap to get madam some tights.

I left with three jumper dresses, two long sleeve t-shirts, two short sleeve t-shirts (they were in the SALE so it would have been rude not to buy them) two pairs of leggings, a coat and a hat and gloves set. I forgot the tights.

I also popped into the Early Learning Centre with my Muller Little Stars 20% off voucher (due to expire this Sunday girls---- get spending!) and came away with a handful of books, an In the Night Garden Goodnight Iggle Piggle and an indoor trampoline on order (all for the impending big first birthday of course).

Why is it that when you have the time to go shopping and the money to spend you can never find anything for yourself? And how come my 11 month old daughter has a better wardrobe than me?

I am wearing a pair of maternity jeans again this evening. They’re too comfy to swap for lovely new skinnies anyway.

PS Today I finally treated myself to something. I bought “Mini Shopaholic” by Sophie Kinsella 
(on the joint account of course). Have been waiting for this for bloody ages, just hope I have 
the time to read it! Will let you know what I think once I’ve finished it x


1 comment

  1. Wow I'm impressed, I can only go shopping with Leon if it's for a very very short period of time, like 10 minutes, and as long as I don't stop to look at anything for longer than about 5 seconds, forget trying stuff on!

    I do know what you mean about not being able to find something, I always end up buying stuff for Leon now instead of me!


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