Well I braved Westfield today and managed to get the paper cutter I wanted. I also got gold and silver inked pens to use in the scrapbook - it has black pages so they should contrast nicely on those. I've become quite a savvy shopper since we've come down to one income. I noticed a coupon in our Saturday paper for £5 off if you spent £12 in W H Smiths so guess where I got the paper cutter from?
I expected the shopping centre to be more manic than it was as it's school holidays and I didn't get there very early. Rain was forecast for this afternoon so I wanted to get the washing done before I set off which meant it was almost lunchtime when I got to the shops. It wasn't actually that bad and it helped that I knew exactly what I wanted and where to get it.
Paper cutter and pens - tick
Birthday present for D-I-L - tick
Watering can - tick
Milk, onions and marmalade - tick
I had tick symbols next to those when I typed this in word but they didn't translate when I posted here. :(
I took the bus there and back as parking is quite expensive so I did what felt like quite a bit of walking, especially as the watering can had to be bought from a shop in the old Stratford shopping centre. I was pleased to see quite a lot of people there though as, when Westfield was built just across the way, I did worry that the old centre would decline. But they are two quite different shopping centres and both seem to be thriving. I was disappointed to find though, that despite trekking there and back by bus and walking between the centres I only managed to clock up about 2 miles of walking. But that’s 2 more than I would have done had I stayed home.
I have been quite lazy this afternoon though, just getting the washing dry and looking at properties online. My daughter is flat hunting at the moment and she sent me details of a flat she was going to view. Well that flat led to another …..and another…..it’s scary how easy it is to fritter away time looking at things on the internet. But being lazy means I don’t get so hungry which is good when you’re trying to diet. I lost 3 pounds last week so that’s a good incentive to keep trying to be good!