I trust all is well with you and yours, yes? It’s been a bit of a quiet week so far. Well, work has been busier than usual, but then I guess that is everyone getting away from the Christmas holiday feelings and getting back into the swing of it. Well, it is nearly February 🙂
Home-wise, everyone is well and truly on the mend. There is that old line “so long ‘as you’ve got yer ‘elf (health)“. Like a lot of well worn and well loved phrases, it’s true. After a dose of a bad cold, it’s good to be able to get up in the morning and feel ready to face the world. Okay, that’s not strictly true, I’ve never been a morning person. 🙂 At least, not for getting up – I’m fine to party away until the wee hours!
I did manage to pick up a few bargains in the week. Not for me – as way of a change – more for my sister and other ladies in my family. I stumbled upon some bargains during a lunchtime shopping trip, so I snapped those up and stashed them away for birthdays later this year.
This week saw the a new series fronted by Mary Portas about the quality of service given to us by the high street. Now, there are some horror stories, that’s true, but there are also some angels out there. The local branches of Boots are very good (IMO), as are Debenhams and John Lewis too. Oh and the irony of someone slipping on a wig and changing their make-up to not be spotted wasn’t lost on me either 😉
Nottingham’s Primark is as bad as it was shown on the TV – it’s a bit like a cross between a tube station, an in-action tumble drier and a jumble sale. Provided you can find what you want, good luck finding someone to take your money. I don’t tend to buy from Primark because of the queues. There are times, at least off-peak, when you can do it and it’s a bit like walking through a giant wardrobe. There’s so much stuff – mostly everywhere – but few shoppers and even fewer staff.
But what about the trans-side of this? Do you find you get better or worse service if you go out dressed? What about shopping for items in guy mode ? I do get some glib comments – even if I’m buying items for the Ever Lovely Mrs Jones – but I guess you give as good as you get (in a polite way) and it’s fine.
Oh, having mentioned Boots and service, bless them, the make-up team have got back to me and we’re now on for a Bit of a Do on 24th March. All I need to do now is pick up on Pat’s work with Trends (wigs!) and see what else we can fill the evenings with.
In other news, Bobby (from Chams), shared a link in the group’s forum. Seems the Leicester Chameleons have been interviewed by their local paper. It’s an interesting read and – if I may say so – well written too.
[ Today’s lyric: Ghost Town by The Specials ]