Tag: Shopping

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Setting up a perfect Saturday.

Yes, I know we're only half-way through the day, but it's shaping up to be rather perfect. I woke up this morning after an epic sleep, feeling rather more human than I have all week. I worked my little ass off in Dublin on Thursday and Friday and, while I was delighted with the result, ...

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Checking out Crossrail Place

Although the train service is still some years away, the shopping mall and gardens built on and around Canary Wharf's Crossrail Station have started to open.  So we wandered over yesterday, after a trip into the West End, to check out Crossrail Place. There's a nice selection of new restaurants and shops on the way, ...

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Grinching down to Xmas

I can finally breathe a sigh of relief, now that I've completed my Xmas shopping. Today, cards will be written and I'll ease myself into the last working week of 2014. I managed to avoid all the Black Friday madness and most of the crowds, doing most shopping online or away from the major shops. It ...

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HEMA deliciousness…

@FrankDJS and I hot-footed it down to HEMA’s new outlet in Victoria tho afternoon. HEMA is quite the institution in the Netherlands, so Frank’s excitement at their arrival was palpable. HEMA are a low-cost, but good quality shop, selling everything from chocolate to make-up, tea to underpants. Penny Golightly managed to get in ahead of me earlier this ...

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Surviving Ikea

Yesterday say us make (another) trip to Ikea  To be fair, it was the first of 2014. But I was still psychologically bruised from last summer’s multiple visits, I didn't relish the tough of a repeat. I know. You’re probably wondering why anyone would choose to sacrifice some precious weekend time for a visit to Ikea. ...

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Shopping frustration…

Now - fair warning - this is going to sound like a complete First World White Whine, but... one of my Amazon "gifts to myself" (bought with some of the vouchers I received from my family) arrived in this morning in rag order. I (no laughing at the back) bought a ukelele, as one of ...

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Xmas laziness continues…

Today my main achievements (and I use the term loosely) have been: Getting out of bed - it was seriously comfortable in there, believe me. Making it over to Canary Wharf (8 minute walk) and surviving the sale in Banana Republic Spending most of the afternoon sitting down and eating Finishing off the last of ...

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Thinking anti-social thoughts…

In my quest to have a play with the new iPads - to try before I buy - I made the truly stupid mistake of visiting Westfield Stratford after midday on a Saturday. It. Was. Hell. On. Wheels. I'm not a massive fan of crowds anyway, but something about the slow-moving sheep-like crowds at Westfield ...

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Nearly there…

After what seems like an *age*, I finally got confirmation that my beloved Eames chair* is on its way to me. I bought it weeks ago, but it's being shipped with a sofa, which delayed everything. Sadly, I'm in Dublin for business when it gets here, but I'll be firmly implanted into its snug embrace ...