Sunday, 23 January 2011

Saturday Shopping

Saturday morning sort of disappeared.

We didn't get up until 11 o'clock which is exceptional for us.

So instead of breakfast we had brunch, did some tidying, then Son N°2 decided he wanted to go to Tours to have a look at the sales.

We only have official sales twice a year and the start and finish dates are regulated.
They usually start at 50% off , then after a couple of weeks there is another 20% off, that's where we are now.

So on Saturday afternoon we went to Tours. We did not get there until 14.30 and it was already heaving with people.

Living in the country and only going shopping to town when it is early, to avoid the crowds, Saturday afternoon was a bit of an eyeopener.

It has been a long time since I have been in such close physical contact with so many people. We were jostled and moved through the streets.

Sur la Place Jean Jaur├Ęs

As Son N°2 knew which shops he wanted to go into, MOH & I spent most of our time outside the shops watching people going past. I had forgotten how much fun people watching is.

All this makes me sound like a country yokel, in the UK I lived and worked in Chester, a large city, but it is surprising how quickly you get out of the habit of having so many people around you.

5 comments:

Kathy said...

I never think of Chester as being a large city ... but then I work in Liverpool!
I hate being in crowds too.
xxx

Orkneyflowers said...

I love people watching too!!

Don't do it much I find alot of folk overwhelming - but you have reminded me what fun it can be!

Fay x

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

What a lovely place to people watch:)

Diane said...

I just love people watching - its a fave past time!!! I'm going to give your duck recipe a go as Ive never known what to do with the tins of duck. xxx

John Gray said...

chester was far usier and crowed than sheffield ever was