Monday, 4 February 2013
I always look forward to a good aul bargain. I don't really enjoy shopping for clothes coming up to Christmas because town is always mobbed with crazy lady shoppers who will actually punch you in the face if you picked up the last jacket that they had their eye on-Bitches! Also i notice that there are far more charity fundraisers around. I know that sounds harsh but as soon as i see a person in any colour rain-jacket holding any form of clipboard try to grab eye contact with me, I have no choice but to ring someone off-guard. I usually hang up once I've dodged them. I sometimes tell the people I rang them it was an accident. I'd say the increase in online shopping is partially because of these people. I think some of them have a terrible way at trying to gain their commission too. Being told I look 17 is hardly going to make me want to give you my bank details.
Anyway, the day after Christmas i went into town because word on the street was that the River Island sale was going to be Impressive. It was but the queue was more Impressive. I admire someone who has that much patience to queue. I never liked queueing. I always end up staring at the person in front of me. Admiring their skin or examining to see if they're wearing hair extensions. I got a few nice things in Pull n Bear. I think it was nice and quiet in there because it wasn't advertised all that much. I prefer the clothes in there anyway. It's probably my favourite clothing store in Sligo. The jacket i bought was reduced from 79.99 to 49.99 and It's definitely one i know i will get a lot of wear out of. So sure, What the hell! There was a NEXT sale on too that day bit it was also like a sardine factory and the staff were running round with rails and once i got hit with one of those bad boys. Well, I probably just ran into it but lets pretend it hit me for dramas sake, yeah?
The clothes shops in Sligo are quite limited. I don't shop in most, just because they're not my style. I picked up a gorgeous velvet dress in Oasis along with a faux leather skirt. They had a 20% percent off all sale items so they were like 70% off pretty much. Nice!
I had my eye on a waterfall jacket in River Island and was really hoping it would go on sale. It didn't but i had One for all vouchers which i needed to spend so i bought it anyway. I'm glad I did too.
I told you about my little excursion to Edinburgh. Well over there i bought these nice pair of pants sort of satin material with Arabian/Baroque details pattern in them. They were also on Sale. I'm attracted to sale items much more. Cheap and Cheerful all the way!
Sunday, 3 February 2013
|I'm not sure who he was but he must have been important if he's now a statue.|
On the second day we explored the city and went to Old town. It reminded me of the streets in Bed knobs and Broomsticks or Mary Poppins because they were pure old-fashioned and...magical. We saw Edinburgh Castle and walked up to the top and looked over the city from there. We didn't go into Edinburgh castle though. We stole a load of leaflets and seen there was a story telling show hosted by British comedian Jo Caulfield on in a nearby street so we went to that for the craic. I'm not usually into stand up and i don't really like laughing at things that I'm supposed to. Oh, but i loved it. There was one guy in particular who i took a shine to and that was a comedian from Falkirk called Alan Bissett. He actually made me 'LOL' once or twice. Luckily i didn't 'ROFL' or i probably would have been thrown out. That would have embarrassed my boyfriend, i think.We went to an Irish bar and a bald guy in a detective looking coat asked us straight away "Are you a couple?". He was a bit strange, i thought.
Oh, and we kept seeing these two short, well dressed guys everywhere, They were actually on our flight from Dublin and then we would see them walking through Edinburgh and different stages. They were probably following us. I'd follow us too.
On the third day, I got up because i wanted to go shopping. I have this anti social thing that i can't go shopping with anyone else as i feel I'm being waited on. There were some lovely vintage shops and the streets of Edinburgh are riddled with Cashmere shops. I bought a few bits and pieces in Urban Outfitters and Zara. Not as much as i would have liked though. I couldn't buy too much or Ryanair would have made me pay fifty euro extra. I saw the two well dressed guys in Urban Outfitters again. I spent about two hours on my own, shopping and then when i met up with Himself we went and got food and had a little walk about the park and acted like tourists. It was well nice. We went to a funky bar called 'Lebowskis' from the movie and there was a full drinks menu with different types of white Russians.
We got a bit of room service and then we were up for half five to get our flight back to Dublin. The time flew. Literally!
If you've never been to Edinburgh, I would definitely recommend it.