Hi again. Yesterday was a bit of a shopping day. Well what would you do if you got four 40% off vouchers from your favourite clothes shop, to be used only on a specific day. We had two for last Wednesday as well, so made good use of them. This country has so many discounts seemingly all the time. I suppose it’s just to encourage you to buy stuff you wouldn’t normally buy at full price. I’ll miss that when we come back to SA. The prospect of a Truworth’s “real sale,” does not fill me with excitement, as I know there’ll be absolutely nothing I want, and the same old stuff gets trundled out time after time. So boring. I want big discounts off the new stock, but that’s never going to happen.
There is one thing which I’m so looking forward to though, and that’s being able to park under cover at the shopping malls. Here, all the parking is outside and there are a myriad spaces for the disabled, which I’m not saying is a bad thing, but why so many? When I went out with my friend on Tuesday, we found a space without too much trouble. She then said to me that if we hadn’t been able to find a space, she had a disabled sticker she could put in the window. Apparently she got it when she had her op a couple of years ago, and just hung onto it to use whenever it was convenient. I was slightly shocked at that., as I would feel such a fraud. Anyway, rain, hail, wind or shine, abled or disabled, everyone has to brave the elements, and it’s a case of “look what the wind blew in,” when I walk through the door into the store. We are very spoilt in South Africa in that regard, but of course we have to pay for the privilege. There is no pay parking here at all, and no car guards either. I don’t think anyone would ever dream that someone might break into their car to steal anything. It’s a very different way of life.
Today I’m going on an outing with our ladies club to the Norton Museum of Art Review. We are having a docent led tour of the paintings, sculptures and other exhibits. The special exhibition is of the cocktail culture of American high society from the 1920’s and ’30’s to the present day, which I’m sure will be very interesting, and I hope I’m allowed to take some photos. We have lunch laid on at the restaurant too, so it should be a very jolly outing indeed. I’m so looking forward to seeing the elegant fashions of that bygone age when women dressed like ladies,
and men like gentlemen.
No jeans and sneakers for them.
I’ll report back tomorrow. Have a great day everyone.