Shopping for pleasure?????

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Re: Shopping for pleasure?????

Post: #237220 RuthG
Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:16 pm

Deary me, you do get tetchy, dont you! :icon_smile:
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Post: #237223 noplasticbags
Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:19 pm

Is it my age or my ish-ness that I no longer even contemplate fashion shopping, but get excited if I find a decent hardware store :iconbiggrin:

My only exception to "normal" shops at all is Selfridges (Birmingham) food hall - strangely enough I can't afford to do that often :(

My local Sally Army charity shop is great too - but there again, I have no sense of smell so what do I know :wink:

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Post: #237245 Millymollymandy
Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:35 am

I shop for pleasure - in the garden centre! I'm a kid in a sweetie shop, even if I don't buy anything, I have to look at everything and it still gives me pleasure 'window shopping' in there. :flower:

Most times the thought of shopping in clothes shops is abhorent and I feel so frumpy/fashionless just walking into any type of boutique and I always feel people are staring at me and I'm too old/frumpy and shouldn't be there. Nearly everything in 'boutiques' looks like something I wouldn't be seen dead in anyway :dontknow: :(

However on the rare occasions I am in England I turn into a complete shopaholic in places like M&S and you can't keep me out of there :lol: it's totally anonymous, I spend a fortune, I have a great time and then that's me done for the next year or two! Plus they have LONG jeans - something not really known in France!!!!!!! :cheers:

Don't have charity shops here but I'm not surprised - everyone's like me and wears clothes they've possessed for 20 years anyway and when they're done with they are used as rags. :lol: (Actually no choice since they took away the clothes recycling bins :roll: )
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Post: #237533 Flo
Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:04 pm

Yep - why not? Just don't do it very often. :iconbiggrin:

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Post: #237538 happyhippy
Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:25 pm

Yes I do shop for pleasure,but thats only because I go shopping once maybe every 6 mths!My OH works for a supermarket warehouse so he does the grocery shop when we need stuff.Our nearest city is Bath and its a beautiful place,so on the odd occasion we do go shopping,I do really enjoy the experience.We usually have lunch out somewhere to break it up abit which helps.I usually take a week off sometime in November to Xmas shop,then wrap the presents,buy and write the cards and what not so I don't have to do it rushing around trying to fit it in with work.

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Post: #237621 Zech
Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:44 pm

noplasticbags wrote:Is it my age or my ish-ness that I no longer even contemplate fashion shopping, but get excited if I find a decent hardware store :iconbiggrin:


Me too! We have two old-fashioned hardware stores in Aberystwyth - two! :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin:
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Post: #237632 little blue duck
Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:21 pm

snapdragon wrote: just now gathering courage to go buy milk from the soopermkt and i so don't want to go :( but I want a cuppa tea.


Buy a goat!
If we run out of milk, we just pop out to Geraldine & have a quick squeeze in exchange for a bit of grub!! :lol:

On the shopping front ... I dislike clothes shopping, and loathe buying shoes.
Charity shops, DIY and places that sell stuff for livestock are much more my line!
But I refuse to buy :study: at Oxfam - too expensive! :iconbiggrin:

And I dont like it when its busy, or the supermarket moves stuff round :banghead:

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Post: #237651 noplasticbags
Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:28 pm

Zech wrote:
noplasticbags wrote:Is it my age or my ish-ness that I no longer even contemplate fashion shopping, but get excited if I find a decent hardware store :iconbiggrin:


Me too! We have two old-fashioned hardware stores in Aberystwyth - two! :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin:


And from what I recall you have decent health food shops :cooldude: That plus the sea - I'm very jealous :pirate:

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Post: #237697 that_sarah_girl
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:41 pm

I work in the centre of Manchester, going round the shops in my lunch break is bad enough during the week, let alone going round them at weekends! I don't mind the shops, I just hate people...

I like to do most of my clothes shopping online or looking through catalogues

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Post: #237704 zaxdog
Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:46 pm

I hit the ace "Mary's Meals" in Oban at lunch and got 4 books (in great condition and in no way smelling of urine - 2 for me and 2 for a workmate in hospital) and a new cat basket (wicker and very cute) for £4!

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Post: #237705 boboff
Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:49 pm

Yeah!

Books are exempt from Wee issue!
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Post: #237706 bonniethomas06
Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:20 pm

I generally agree with all of the above (not the wee smell bit) but it was not always so. I rememeber many a day spent in the Oracle in Reading, feeling a bubble of delight spring up in my stomach at a lovely pretty new outfit or sexy pair of sunglasses and of feeling like a fashionable, sexy presentable person wearing it - the pleasure in taking it out of the uncreased glossy carrier bag at home, when I would lie my purchases out on my bed and enjoy 'bonding' with them...

Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want to go back to being a worshipper of consummerism, but lets be honest, being 'ish' and wearing a pair of cutoff wellies all the time, jeans covered in soil and my hair up in a scruffy topknot (as there is not much point when I am going to be mucking out chickens all day) isn't exactly sexy is it? Maybe it is in a kind of Barbara Good way, but I don't feel much like a vixen these days, whereas I did once, in a new dress and earrings and a gorgeous unscuffed pair of shoes.

Remember, even Barbara Good needed a new dress and dinner at a resteraunt, just once.....
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Re: Shopping for pleasure?????

Post: #237717 boboff
Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:59 pm

Bonnie........

Denim

Tied Back Hair

Feathery Wellies.........................

Twinge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

* Sorry.
Millymollymandy wrote:Bloody smilies, always being used. I hate them and they should be banned.
No I won't use a smiley because I've decided to turn into Boboff, as he's turned all nice all of a sudden. Grumble grumble.

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Post: #237756 Millymollymandy
Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:16 am

I LOVE the Oracle and Reading - it has two whole department stores (no such thing where I live) and I get to go browse through knitting wool and kitchen gadgets and shiney new expensive saucepans ..... oh it is sheer heaven! Plus loads of great restaurants there too!
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Post: #237769 bonniethomas06
Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:00 pm

boboff wrote:Bonnie........

Denim

Tied Back Hair

Feathery Wellies.........................

Twinge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

* Sorry.


God bless you Boboff :lol:
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