What a week to begin blogging - everything going mental because of the run up to Christmas. I haven't even started my shopping and really I would rather chew my arm off than go through the forthcoming torture of trudging around the shops (somewhat unusual for a single woman probably!) I now have the whole thing down to a fine art;
- as comprehensive a list as possible
- then go shopping either very early or very late in the day when most normal people are busy collecting kids / cooking dinners / whatever "normal" people do!
- any shops such as Dunnes Stores, Tesco etc. that are open late can be left till last if any of the other shops must be visited during peak looney hours one must brace oneself (for me, usually undisclosed number of cigarettes and several strong coffees, as alas to have three stiff gin and tonics would curtail you from driving home with the tat you have just purchased!!)
- promise myself the three stiff gin and tonics with cigarettes when I return home (one of the few places wholly and completely not yet touched by the bleedin smoking ban!)