Spending My Pocket Money

This morning we each used our Old Fogey's bus pass to travel into Douglas.  I had been wanting to mooch around the shops - the first time since February - and P had a couple of errands to run.

The bus dropped us off at the sea terminal so we had a quick coffee there first before going our separate ways.

I had a very enjoyable hour and a half browsing all the sale racks in the various stores and managed to find a few things that I liked in my size, which is unusual.  Some were marked down by 70% so I could not resist. Although my wardrobes are pretty full, I have to admit to being a sucker for new clothes.  P frequently says "How many dresses and trousers can a woman wear?"

My M&S Sparks card seemed to have stopped working so the two ladies at the till sorted it out for me and, by way of apology, gave me a free M&S jute bag, which usually costs £4 - so another bargain.

We met up again at the sea terminal where we had lunch in the coffee shop before catching the bus home again.

Not a very exciting post, but I really enjoyed my day out.


14 comments:

  1. It must have been a special day out as you hadn't been shopping in Douglas since February. Did Lord Peregrine's "errands" involve money laundering?

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    1. No, he hasn't been over to the UK for ages...
      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/05/how-britain-can-help-you-get-away-with-stealing-millions-a-five-step-guide

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    2. Terrible. What was that Jonathan Swift quote about the law?...“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.”

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    3. That sounds about right YP.

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  2. I think one of the plusses of this pandemic is that we can get pleasure from the more simple things. I too am a sucker for clothes and would have loved a browse round those shops for an hour.

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    1. I was ridiculously happy just looking at all the pretty things, and to find a few that fitted and were such a bargain too!

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  3. How many dresses and trousers can a woman wear?

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  4. What a fun day! We get to go to Stage 3 on Friday but I will be continuing with my routine of staying home except for necessities. Still a lot of cases in our area.

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    1. Yes, best to stay home if there are still cases in your area.
      We have had none so far for a couple of months, but never say never!

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  5. Lovely and a free bag taboot ! I have far too many clothes and, now we can’t go out as much , I need even less but I still can’t resist and buy new things .... daft isn’t it ? .... makes us happy though which is much needed at the moment. XXXX

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  6. It sounds like you're describing the good old days: last year.

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    1. I have been saving up my pocket money since last year. Not sure how long our current freedom will last before someone brings the virus over, so I am making the most of it while I still can.

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