do you like shopping?

11 Mar

london 3.12pm 11.9C cloudy sunday 2018

john lewis sent me a free cake and coffee voucher recently. they have stopped giving me a voucher, each month, so this one came out of the blue. i have heard they are losing money with sales down, so maybe this is a promotion. there were a lot of others in the queue also redeeming the voucher. they all look like mixed male couples… white guy and asian… or perhaps it is just happen to be so at the time i went. 

i got only one voucher this time, valid for 3months. used to be they gave me a voucher for each month. haha.

ah well, just as well, because the cakes are so sweet, it is really not healthy.

they have been doing good business before but i have to admit i cannot see how anyone can sell so many goods. surely everyone would have bought enough.  i mean how many kitchen appliances, or bedroom stuff and household stuff or furniture, can you sell to each person? i got all that i need, and have not needed to buy any new thing for ages. lets hope for all these business’ sake that no one is like me. haha.

today simon took it to his mind to clean up his closet and got rid of a lot of clothing that dont fit anymore to give to charity. one of his trousers he ask me if ian my other friend, an ex boyfriend actually, would like it, as he had given one pair of trousers like that to him and he liked it a lot. so here we have someone who is clearing his wardrobe and getting rid of his clothes. i suppose elsewhere there will be people buying new clothes haha. thus completing the cycle of life.

i happen to take the tube today at edgeware station, and it was crammed full of passengers with no one getting off at the station, and practically emptying when we stopped at oxford circus. so many shoppers on the pavement of regent st and oxford st. but not many carrying shopping bags. they must be there to buy things, but it is not clear what they are buying. i was tempted to ask everyone at the carriage i was in to ask them where they are going and why… so many people , it was about 12pm. i saw only one instance of a full tube load of people, but it might be just possible that it is always like this. huge crowds coming to oxford st. that mightbe why it has such a formidable reputation as the best shopping st in the world. 

added. 9.50pm, 9.7C dry. just now saw an article about a blackout in soho which is going on now. but my place is ok, we have electricity… really strange to have a blackout in soho and not here. it seems to be a very small area of leicester square. but an area that have lots of businesses and theatres, all of whom will be severely affected unlike if it had happened in my area, which is residential. 

 

7 Responses to “do you like shopping?”

  1. juliehcares Sunday March 11, 2018 at 5:20 pm #

    I hate shopping but sometimes it must be done

    • alifesgayventure Sunday March 11, 2018 at 6:19 pm #

      what about shoes and handbags… i hear that women find that irresistable.

      • juliehcares Sunday March 11, 2018 at 6:20 pm #

        Not me

      • alifesgayventure Sunday March 11, 2018 at 6:23 pm #

        at one time, i got obsessed with buying pyrex casserole dishes in the charity shops. they were £1 then, i got a lot of them and they are so useful. now they are so expensive and not many to be found in the charity shops anymore, so that obsession simply died away.

      • juliehcares Sunday March 11, 2018 at 6:32 pm #

        When we moved in with my mother, I became obsessed with clearing out stuff. If I don’t use it for a year, I get rid of it.
        Now on Pyrex casserole dishes, I have 10 and use all of them since I cook a weeks worth of food at a time. 😀

      • alifesgayventure Sunday March 11, 2018 at 6:51 pm #

        i dont have that many pyrex, and i thought i was obsessed. haha. you really surpass me. i like the white ones, rather than the plain see through glass ones.yours must be quite a collection. maybe u can let us see them. are they full of lovely decorations and colours?

      • juliehcares Sunday March 11, 2018 at 6:57 pm #

        They are all glass so probably not worth showing unless they have colorful food in them 😀😉

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