Saling through the seasons

No, I didn’t mean to type “Sailing”, and yes, that is a word – I just made it up, but it’s still a word. Because it was all about the Sales. Department store Sales, New Year Sales, January Sales – whatever you want to call them. They were up in my face, and I wasn’t happy about it.

I’m a really “with it” type of person when it comes to fashion, and when I say with it, I pretty much mean totally without. I like what I like, and I don’t notice what is going on around me. Being in fashion is either an accident produced by dressing in dark, or retro fashions that I am still wearing rolling around for a second coming.

Early on this winter I did notice however, a trend amongst the chavvy set for the wearing of massive puffer jackets with fake fur trip on the hoods…

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Teddy Bears – like currency, only furrier

Miss Comic relief has just been to her first Build-a-Bear birthday party. It’s something that she was looking forward to with great zeal, because up to this point her big … Continue Reading →

Lest we forget… that people piss us off

  • By Alison
  • 23 November, 2009
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Remembrance day has been and gone, but I don’t see anything wrong with talking about it on any other day of the year, because to be honest – it’s one … Continue Reading →

Christmas fever in october?

Yep, it’s that time of year again. When all the shops start pushing the christmas agenda, while all the shoppers start decrying the anti seasonalness of it. I was in … Continue Reading →

Too rude to shop

  • By Alison
  • 5 August, 2009
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Our local blockbuster has a rigourous training scheme which all employees must undergo. Successful staff must be able to take and match videos, accept video card, pull up details,  tally … Continue Reading →

Woolworths and me

  • By Alison
  • 15 April, 2009
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I never was an afficinado of woolworths while it was alive. I think that they lost sight of what they actually stood for – if they ever stood for anything. … Continue Reading →

insta shop?

I get emails from shops that I buy from – even though I check the box that says NO THANKS. I bet you do too. Then I start getting emails … Continue Reading →

The Beckenham Fair

  • By Alison
  • 7 September, 2008
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We’ve just got back from the Beckenham Town Fair, about £30 poorer, and frozen to the bone. Take note that it’s actually the first week of September, so you’d imagine … Continue Reading →

coffee shops are like weeds

  • By Alison
  • 7 September, 2008
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Beckenham now has three major chain coffee shops. The number of coffee shops is only outstripped by the number of charity shops (which currently numbers at about 6, and I … Continue Reading →

The trouble with Freecycle…

Is that when things are free, people don’t value them. And they don’t seem to value the time of the person who is happy to provide them something for nothing. … Continue Reading →