Saturday, 14 January 2006

Shopping trip

Good morning ,I hope everyone is well and happy on this Saturday morning ,Its a bit grey and overcast here ,maybe it will improve later ,No entry for a couple of days ,I dont know what happened Thursday but yesterday I went shopping ,armed with my M&S vouchers that I'd recieved at Christmas ,I went on the bus ,to Peterborough and the nearest Marks and Spencer store .I arrived in town and the first thing I did was visit some charity shops ,still on the trail of books by Patricia Cornwall !no luck at this stage !so in I go to dear old M&S ,First I did a reccy ,but quickly discovered a pair of brown trousers ,proper ones with waist band ,not the hipster ones that fashion dictates we should all wear !!and then a pair of black culottes ,to wear with my knee high  black boots ,still not quite sure about these(mutton dressed as lamb!)but saw women my age wearing them and looking ok !!But what the heck,its my pressie money and these were in the sale so we'll see lol ............I'd made my selection,so queued for a cubicle,to check the fit ,I'd selected 12's ,because I'd recently given all my tight, zips wont do up, 10's to the charity shop.only to find they were baggy ,I dont do baggy ,even at my age!! so gets dressed again and select 10's,queued again for a fitting room ,and voila ,they fit and look good .I exchanged my vouchers for my goodys ,thinking I've had enough for today !! but found myself in the knitwear department ,where I had another little brouse,and found a cream ribby polo neck sweater ,and  a lovely brown lacy cardigan .Whey !.....Because I'd exausted  all the charity shops ,I set off to the market where there is a second hand book stall ,I found four of the books Id been seeking ,so my collection is nearly complete .I just had time to call into my fave coffee shop for a capachino and ciggy ,I met in there a girl I'd known since we were children , great excitement from us both !! both in a hurry ,but we swopped telephone no's and e-mail ads ............then off to the bus and home ,where Maurice met me off the bus,I did his pack up and made dinner ,before he went off to work for the night ,I spent most of the evening reading and anwering journals ,so there you have it ,thats what I've been up to !.................Have a good Saturday ,with love Jan xx  

16 comments:

aniracj said...

Hiya Jan, (by the way it is aniracj) sounds like you were on a mission like I have been! At least you got a good bit of stuff......I am dreading looking for the MOTB outfit, I'll probably end up in jeans and t shirt!!!!

ally123130585918 said...

Jan sound like you had a really good day - Shopping and meeting an old friend...Laughed at you giving all your size 10 to the Charity shop and then finding out you are still a size 10....(Can you go and buy them back) lol......Hope your Saturday is a good one......Ally

jeanno43 said...

Sounds like you had a fun and productive day.  Glad you were able to get your books, hopefully soon you will get the rest.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

sdrogerson said...

And these was me about to put my Patricia Cornwell books up for sale..........drat.............you should have said........

jlocorriere05 said...

Glad you got some more books, I always try to get secondhand ones too. Nice to actually manage to find clothes you like too isn't it?! Enjoy the weekend. Jeannette. http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels

haileen2003 said...

Wow! what a busy day you had, and lovely new clothes.
Wished I was a size 10!!!
Good to meet up with your Friend...
Aileen...X

madcobug said...

You sure had a busy day. Good for you getting all those new clothes. It's a cold windy day here today. Helen

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan I am so pleased you found some nice things to spend your M&S vouchers on. Well done size 10,also in tracking down the missing Patricia Cornwell books.I'm interested to know  who you met in the coffee shop and do I know her ?Your cardigan looks lovely........... Love Jeanxx

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan, that`s the thing with M&S, everything comes up big for the size.  Jim bought me a nice pair of trousers at Christmas and they were a 10 and slightly on the loose side.  I hope you wear the black boots, they sound very smart.  There`s no such thing as mutton dressed as lamb, well there is but , there`s mutton and there`s mutton if you know what I mean...lol!  For me,  if I like it and it looks good on me, I`ll wear it...mini skirts DON`T look good on me....lolol! :o)

Sandra xxxx

jules19642001 said...

I am pleased you found some nice things whilst you was shopping, there's nothing better than a good bargain. Hope you enjoy all your purchases :)..........Jules xxxxhttp://journals.aol.co.uk/jules19642001/Itsmylife/

cgrundey05 said...

Hello there! Thanks for your comment on my Blog - I tried to link back to you but without success, so I found my way to you through Jeanettes journal.....What a faff! But I had to say hi.

Also, I'm glad you mention ciggys, because I smoke too (much to my disgust!) and I may mention it occasionally if I keep up with my journal - I just didn't want to put people off!! (Paranoid or what??!!) Ahh, such is life!

Good buys you got at the charity shop - I'm a fan of them too!

Nice to meet you!

Claire x

mllevl said...

Size 10 !...oh how I wish!! I used to enjoy a day in Peterborough shopping and coffee near the cathedral...not forgetting a visit to Lakelands where I bought the best gadget ever...a tube with a battery ...to suck up spiders and varios bugs.! Glad you found clothes you liked and good for you getting the culottes.

jaymact1 said...

Sounds as if you had a super day and meeting an old friend was just the icing on the cake.   Enjoy your books wish I had them in order as i have got myself in a guddle with them. Love Joan.

sarajanesmiles said...

Sounds like a very good day to me :o)
Size 10?
I don't remember ever being a size 10, lol, you lucky thing!
Sara   x

jmoqueen said...

I got an M&S voucher for xmas but I haven't found anything I want yet LOL.......Oooo I've read Patricia Cornwalls view on Jack The Ripper - a good book I must say very intriguing!!  Hope you had a good evening

icklemisssexpot said...

Cool you managed to spend your markies vouchers and NOT on food LOL...Personally i don't like cullotes but they always looked daft on me with short legs and very very long body...I know plenty people your age who wear them so you'll be fine :o)   Caff xxx