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28 April 2006 @ 09:32 am
Yesterday's shopping trip was successful in many ways :) Got that mouse mat swapped - they were completely fine about it, which was nice. So I now have a bright red wrist rest and no mouse mat. I'll have to see how I get used to it - being plastic it gets a bit sticky with prolonged use (like when playing games), but hopefully that'll either wear off or I can dust it in flour or something ;) Red isn't quite the colour I'd've chosen, but the blue ones were 50% more expensive, which was bizarre, and I didn't really want to pay even more for just a wrist rest ...

Also succeeded, finally, in buying some new jeans for everyday wear. I'd looked in Dorothy Perkins before, as that's where the last pair came from, and they'd changed the cut of their jeans so they didn't sit right on me & were way too low cut. And I was beginning to think I'd have to pay M&S or Gap prices to get something that fit (I resent paying lots for jeans because I wear holes in them within 6 months regardless of the price). But inspiration struck and I looked in New Look - which had reasonably priced, reasonably cut jeans. Though they're possibly a little long, but the shorter leg length was flapping round my ankles.

And bought cake tins, having found a chocolate cake recipe in the cookery book that knows everything, that looks astonishingly like the one my mother used to make. Funny that ;) I think I shall make one of the other variants this weekend so that I can test the actual process while keeping the chocolate bit special for the birthday cake.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Natalie Currie: Cake or Deathrubymurray on April 28th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)
I found some nice jeans in New Look too, which suprised me, as they normally dont rise up far enough in the back. They are too long too though!

My favourite jeans always come from Evans but I guess they would be too big for you!
Margaretpling on April 28th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, New Look was a bit of a last resort, but I was pleasantly surprised :) I think it helped that they had 3 styles that mostly just varied in the rise & the sizes were both normal dress size & leg length, so there was much more choice than you normally get for women's jeans.

Evans would be too big now - I'm properly back down to a size 12 for the first time in years.
pyc: Cadbury's Creme Eggpyc on April 28th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)

Cake, cake, cake, cake! Rar!! :)

Margaretpling on April 28th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
Figured you'd approve ;)
hatter on April 29th, 2006 11:40 am (UTC)
Mmmm, cake. Save the flour for baking, use talc on the wrist rest. Or accessorise by gluing a bit of fabric over it - improved look and feel.

the hatter
Margaretpling on April 29th, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
No talc in the house, hence the idea of flour :) Though thankfully it seems to be getting better with use, so I don't have to bother modifying it ;)