First up, I was planning on hitting the January sales on January the first. A few times we have been in Bath over the new year, and have popped in to the city on the first of January to pick up some bargains. This year we flew back from Nice and then drove down to Southampton as there was football on. The plan was to get some lunch, Andy would go to the match and I would shop. No worries about the awful weather because there is a big shopping centre there. Hmm. Well, after the walk from where we parked to the town centre (in the pouring rain trying to hold our hoods over our heads) we wondered why it was so quiet. Yup, the shopping centre was shut. Luckily there were a few shops open- we got sandwiches from Boots and ate them in a shop doorway. Fun. Then I spent most of the time in Starbucks, which thankfully was open! I braved the rain to wander around a few shops- Boots were selling off Philosophy Christmas smellies cheap so I picked up a couple.
They smell so good! Won’t need any shower gel for a while now.
It was strange as we finally got home around half 7 I think- after leaving the apartment at about 7 in the morning- I forgot we had our suitcase to unpack!
I also got to unpack my tea! One of the stalls at the Christmas market was full of gorgeous scented loose leaf teas. I ended up buying 3- black tea with orange and chocolate, black tea with almonds, apples and cinnamon (and maybe rose petals? Not sure on the translation but the stuff I smelled was good), and rooibos tea with almonds, toffee, cocoa nibs and something else sweet. There was an offer for a free tea infuser ball (realised once I had bought them) so that is what is in the box.
Also greeting us were some lovely Christmas presents- as we left on Boxing day we ad just left everything in a bit of a mess. I was given some gorgeous things including Lush treats (including Sweetie Pie shower jelly <3 ) gorgeous hotel chocolat and montezuma chocolates, Disney DVD’s, fat face gloves and socks, lots of hand cream, teapigs tea, and baking book. It felt like Christmas all over again as we had to find homes for all our new bits.
My Mum got me some super cosy slippers (dread to think how old my old ones were) and bonus- because they are new and clean I can put my feet on the sofa!
I felt pretty stiff getting off the plane- I was limping along to passport control- it seems worse after I have been sitting still, but of course once it hurts running is out of the question. So instead of running I have been shopping to make up for the shut shops on Wednesday! (And to keep myself moving about)
Luckily I didn’t see many things in the sales- got some welly socks in Boots, some Christmas tea in TK Maxx, a dress in New Look (£11- bargain) and the butterfly one from Dorothy Perkins (meant to be £12 but ended up being £9.80 or something as they were further discounting things- a crazy bargain). Although I found a dressing gown I liked but could not decide, went on the DP website and ended up ordering a couple more dresses.
Luckily I also had a big wardrobe clear out yesterday- making space for the new things!
I have also ordered a basic yoga DVD from amazon because I am going to get myself more flexible.
Hope you are all staying well in this awful weather- according to the weather it is meant to brighten up here this afternoon but it doesn’t look likely at the moment…