Hitting the sales

Despite having hit the internet sales (big style), it was down to Swansea today for the house of DDWT in search of some bargains (well a half-hearted search for bargains).

We went around quite a few shops – but avoided Next as it looked like a scene from the Arms Park in the early 70’s (for those of you that don’t know what I mean – packed like sardines and rather unpleasant). The visit to M&S was also quite amusing as the Menswear department had definately been taken over by lots of saga louts – I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a ruck in M&S for mens trousers and jumpers!!

Having said all that, in recent years when I’ve ever gone sale shopping I’ve been very aware of how much that good old human trait of good manners has gone out of the window (traded in for a bargain no doubt). Not this time though, I was more than pleasantly suprised at the number of people that said “excuse me” and “thank you” or even smiled for that matter. I’m still in shock.

Upon returning home – with DDWT Junior now fast asleep – both Mrs DDWT and I decided to have an afternoon kip and recharge the batteries after what had been a very busy few days (weeks!). Some 2 and a half hours later we were all up and about again and feeeling rather hungry.

Cue time for Mrs DDWT to make the traditional Christmas turkey curry (with however much was left of the turkey). It was very nice too and the picture below certainly doesn’t do it justice.

For afters we tucked into or rather started on the M&S Christmas cake which we’d forgotten about, or rather which was buried in the cupboard! I hope we get some visitors soon though or otherwise my waist line is going to get a bit like Santa’s. Ho Ho ho.