Thursday, 30 November 2006

Shop till we drop !

Thank you Donna for the lovely graphic today ,and thankyou to the file manager for allowing access!

I caught the bus into Peterborough yesterday ,didnt have to pay anything at all I used my bus pass ,Wow something for nothing! I met Kate my daughter in our favourite coffee shop ,and so after our coffee we set off to do some shopping ,I found I had some material left over from my skirt ,so as Maurice said a waistcoat might look nice, I bought a pattern from John Lewis ,so that will be another project.

We first went to the hole in the wall,to get some money ! then got down to some serious shopping ,I managed to buy Maurices present ,and quite a few more Kate did well too ,It was so warm in all the shops in the shopping centre /mall,so we went out into the town and actually sat on a bench and did some people watching,and for Kate to sit for a while, she has a very painful back condition ,we decided to have something to eat ,and popped into Burger King,Kate had a big Burger and frys,I wasnt very hungry so I had the kids meal ,chicken nougats and frys ,there was a method in my madness ,I got a toy ,a penguin that shoots across the floor when you set him off from a little ramp thing provided,Sam was delighted !

After the snack ,we carried on until we both looked like a couple of bag ladies ,very satisfied with our purchases,the town wasnt too busy ,but I suspect the pace will heat up now with just twenty five more days to go ,We got a Taxi back to Kates house,where we  were able to have a quick look at our purchases ,and in Kates case get them hidden ,before the boys came in from School,We sat round her big dining room table together ,chatting away about when they were all little ,it was such fun ,Sam had a lovely school photo to give to me ,you know Sam who doesnt like his picture taken ,He and Matt are such lovely boys I feel so proud ,

Martin (my son in law )came in from work, but went straight off to visit his Mum who is in hospital ,sadly she has had MS now for eighteen years and is going through a bad time at the moment,Then Maurice came  to collect me ,but he and Sam were busy entertaining each other, drawing pictures for ages ,so yes we had a lovely day .We bought fish and chips on our way home .

Lots Of Love Jan xx

35 comments:

lanurseprn said...

Hi Jan!  It sounds like you had a wonderful day!  Time spent with your family....shopping.....eating out.....what could be MORE perfect??  
I really like the pictures you have taken.  The skirt looks lovely.  You look lovely in them!  You've got a really good figure!  How do you do it?
Glad you had fun.
Pam

blazensun said...

Hi Jan........ It's nice to see you had a great time with Kate shopping. The skirt looks nice on you. Wish I was that thin.

Sunny

astoriasand said...

OH! the skirt looks realy good on you Jan,Love the waistcoat too I love those which are in ffashion just now,but I will have to cut down on the bits of this and thats I think to wear one of those LOL!!
Oh!! So it was you was it ??? the lady playing in Burger King with the penguin I heard about that LOL!! No seriously now.Glad you had such a lovely day Shopping till you dropped.It does get too warm in these stores you do not always know what to wear when going shopping for this reason I think.Sam and Maurice sound to have had fun too drawing.Hope your SIL mum soon feels a little better.it's such a shame when people are ill and a worry too.Take care Jan have a good evening.
Astoriasand http://journlas.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

siennastarr said...

Jan.. I love your skirt!  It looks so nice on you! :)  Glad you had a nice time with your daughter, shopping!  

Maurice really does stand out ... all shimmering! :)

Hugs
jackie

astra1547 said...

hi Jan...

I really like the gillet, it looks good on you! sounds as though you had a good day out shopping, hope you was'nt too tired out  by the time you returned home...Best Wishes!

Astra!

madcobug said...

Your pictures are great. I like your new outfit. What you are calling a gillet we call a vest. Glad you had a good day with your daughter. Hugs, Helen

lindapaterson177 said...

Glad you enjoyed your shop till you drop with your daughter! nice pics.
love bella xx

oddb0dkins said...

Burger king, fish and chips!? wehere do you put it all for Gawds sake?
Glad you had a good day. B. x

marainey1 said...

I guess Burger King is international.  I stop their often for the breakfast meal on my way to work in the morning.  Your new outfit is lovely and I'm looking forward to seeing the waistcoat.  Is that the same as a vest???  It sounds like you are well on your way to being done with the SHOP TIL YOU DROPS.  I still have a way to go and so far no luck finding what I'd like.  'On Ya' - ma

tillywooat62 said...

Love the skirt and waistcoat, cant wait to see what it looks like with one in the same material, bet it will look lovely, I have yet to start my shop till I drop xmas shopping, just cant seem to get into the mood for it, hope SIL mother isnt to ill for christmas,
take care Lynne xx

ukgal36 said...

My son was tickled that you guys have Burger King and was sure to tell his manager at the Burger king he works at that he has been to Burger King in Oxford England... little brown noser...;-)
A  pleasure as always to read your Journal...
Lyn

sdrogerson said...

loved the photos

pharmolo said...

Sounds like a great day out, Jan

sugarsweet056 said...

Lovely pics! Wonderful day you had!!!
Sugar

jeanno43 said...

I am glad you had such a nice day out but I am very glad my Christmas shopping is all done.  You look great in your new outfit. Well done.

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jckfrstross said...

great pictures:) yes dear the oil was hot for the toad but we live in the high country so i have to figure out how to adjust it david and zach loved it and want me to make it again soon:) so thank you for the wonderful recipe any more????? lol

Deb

mariealicejoan said...

Sounds like a great day!  I miss having a friend to shop with over here.  I go with my husband all the time, but somehow...it's not quite the same!  (if you get my drift!)
Marie
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nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,glad you and Kate had such a lovely day together shopping,we are lucky to have such good daughters aren't we .Your outfit looks smashing nice with your boots too.December the first, bet the time will fly now to Christmas.Like everyone has said you have a great figure,have a nice day ........With Love Jeanxxx

nedmoh said...

PS Glad file manager let you put some graphics on,very nice ........Jeanx

seraphoflove9001 said...

Sounds like you had such a great day! :o) Hugs to you!
Lisa

jaymact1 said...

You sound as if you had a really grat day. Love the skirt and waistcoat you knitted looks great. One made of the same material will be great for the summer with a blouse or teeshirt. LOve Joan.

ally123130585918 said...

Sounds like Kate and you had a great day out ~ and what Luck you had with the weather ~ to be able to sit on a bench and do some people watching (One of my favourite passtimes lol) Hope Martins Mum gets to feeling better and will be home from the hospital before Christmas ~ Loved the pictures ~ the Skirt looks lovely on you and I reckon a waistcoat will set if off perfectly ~ Look forward to seeing a picture of that ~ Ally

icklemisssexpot said...

you look fab in your skirt and the gillet goes perfect with it :o)   Caff xxxxx

susanebunn said...

Your new outfit look perfect for you.  I am really impressed with your sewing skills.  I also think this is probably a dying art now.  I wish I could have gone shopping with you.  I haven't been in a Burger King since I left home.  Their Whoppers were just heaven!  LOL

Love,
Susie
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blpltt said...

Oooo Jan, you make me feel a scruff !  Chilly and hungry too.  I want a cosy gilet and some fish and chips all of a sudden.  Bunny xx

jmoqueen said...

Oh what a lovely day you had :-)  and well done for getting your shopping done!!

Jenny

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xxroxymamaxx said...

Sounds like a wonderful day Jan.  And I just love skirt.  I wish I could make my own clothes too.  You rock!  Have a great weekend.  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

sazzylilsmartazz said...

I didn't know you had coffee shops in the UK. I thought they would be all tea shops. Just goes to show how dumb I am;0(
I couldn't make a skirt if you held a gun to my head but I can sew on a button and hem. I can make a quilt. Does that count? LOL!!!
Glad to hear you got out and got some shopping done. I love nothing better than a good shopping spree;0)~
I am so sorry to hear about Martin's mother. I hope she feels better.
Dianna

wfhbear said...

You sure did a "straight away" job on that skirt. I like it. My Regards, Bill.

sarajanesmiles said...

Sounds like you got alot done - shopping wise - that day, well done you!  
Love the pics, your skirt looks lovely, and will look great with a waistcoat :o)
Sara   x

lurkynat said...

very sweet entry Jan! So glad you had a nice visit!
hugs,nat

cacklinrosie101 said...

Sounds like a busy but very nice day you had, Jan.  Love D's graphic.  We have little shops like that in my town.  Not too many are left in the States like that.  MS is so vicious.  I will keep Martin's mum in my prayers.  xxx Chris

moordykspot said...

Hi Jan while you were in Sunny Peterborough having a ball yours truly was at the bitterly cold Shay Stadium watching his team get beat 3-0.
The Lord smiles on the rightous. Bus Pass You? don't believe it
Take Care Dave.
Just me today Valerie in the warm home.

lindachapmanuk said...

Jan.....was the penguin really for Sam ......lol......sounds a lovely day Linda xx
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proudmrsk said...

I enjoyed stopping by your journal. I'll be back. Happy Holidays!

~Mrs. K