Friday, 18 November 2016

Shopping - Word of the Week





This week I've done a lot of shopping.

On Monday it was the normal food shopping but we had it delivered as I went out with Graham last week to do it and it took me two days to recover!

Then we had to go to another supermarket to get a few things they didn't have in the first, or didn't arrive in my delivery. We also took the opportunity to buy the kids some new pyjamas and browse the Christmas aisles which was much nicer than doing a big food shop. This supermarket also has nicer mobility trollies than my usual shop. They are more comfortable and easier to control.

I've ordered my wedding cake to be picked up next Friday, how exciting is that. I've gone for three tiers of plain iced cake and I'm going to dress them up myself, fingers crossed it goes well. I would have liked to have made my own cake as it's something I've done before but it is a lot of hard work and I just don't have the strength to do it all. So, buying the cakes and decorating them myself seemed a perfect alternative. 

There is also some bad news. Over a month ago I was looking online with Star for some faux fur wedding jackets. The short type which are done up with ribbons or pom poms. I thought they would be idea with their flimsy dresses that they will be wearing to the wedding. I wished I hadn't chosen them without Star's help though because the only ones she really liked were from an American company which kept coming up when I searched. They were good value even with the postage so I thought why not go for it. It said delivery was 5-8 days which I thought was pretty amazing, I was on the UK version of the site with UK prices and P&P. Once ordered I got an e-mail which said delivery could take up to 15 days. That was okay and actually more believable and I had more than month to go.
Last week I was getting a bit panicky as the month was up so I contacted them. I was told that my parcel was being held at my local post office and given a reference number. So I contacted my post office and they had no record of my parcel. After a few days going back and forth they have finally agreed to refund my money, within 14 days, how helpful! So I had to start all over again and buy new jackets from the UK with quick delivery, in fact I'm expecting them to arrive today.

Finally, I've been getting on with some Christmas shopping. My daughter's have their coveted Hatchimal's stashed away somewhere safe and I bought my older daughter a M&S advent calendar full of lovely cosmetic treats. She wasn't wholly impressed saying that it was aimed at older women. I think she's quite wrong and so I retaliated by replying well you are not exactly that young being nearly 30!! hehehe. 
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