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16 December 2008 @ 09:23 am
More Xmas Shopping!  
Spent most of yesterday feeling Far Too Tired ... J's fighting off some sort of lurgi, possibly I am too. Meant I didn't really do much of interest though, even to myself. I did succeed in remembering to buy the charity xmas gifts, which is just as well as they'll collect them from BT today I believe. Have you any idea how hard it is to find handkerchiefs? Maybe I just look in the wrong places - but BHS only had half a dozen initialled ones (no use for a present for a random old dear), Debenhams found the whole concept rather alien & I only finally had success in M&S. I should possibly buy myself some at some point, clearly it's a vanishing item & I still use them damnit even if no-one else does (but I'm still using the same set I bought nearly 2 decades ago ...).

And umm, that's it. Hopefully I get a sudden burst of energy any time now, then I'll have a productive day! ;)
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kierangiant on December 16th, 2008 11:20 am (UTC)
for all the dire prognostications of their impending demise, M&S seem to be doing some things right, as I too had success there yesterday. they seem to be the only 'high street' place that will produce and sell 'slim fit' 'extra long sleeve' shirts. for men.
Ytaya: purple headytaya on December 16th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
You'd probably also find hankies in the Co-op and John Lewis, if you have those locally. Or make them yourself out of old sheets :)
Margaretpling on December 17th, 2008 08:53 am (UTC)
Ahha! I knew I hadn't thought of somewhere - the Co-op! We have no John Lewis though.

I might consider making handkerchiefs for myself (tho I have no sewing machine so I'm unlikely to get further than considering ;) ). But for a gift for a random person* I'd rather buy something anyway, my skill at crafts is such that I think people would only appreciate something handmade if they knew me ;)

*This is something Meals on Wheels organise - they give out gift tags with suggested gifts to people at J's work, then collect them up & deliver them at xmas time along with meals, to people who might otherwise not be getting xmas presents. So it's pretty random, no connection between us and the recipient at all.