Took Amy clothes shopping the other day, we went to one of the retail parks that contains a variety of fashion shops, mainly for the younger customer, ie teenagers and 20-something's. I struggled to find anything for myself in the "trendy" shops but did seek out a couple pairs of jeans in M&S, always an old favourite of mine. I was quite surprised though at the price tags on some of these garments in the "trendy" shops. Amy picked up a baseball cap that was white with a silver beak and it said "New York" on the front. It was a massive £13.00. We bought one each at a country show not long ago for a quid, I was astonished at the price of the one in the shop. Thirteen pounds. Thirteen British pounds, for a very average cap with a label. Ridiculous. Then she tried a couple pairs of skinny jeans on, or do they call them jeggins? Looked nice on the rack but poor Amy couldn't get them up her leg. They're definitely for slim legs and do look good on some girls, but obviously not for us.
One of Amy's favourite shops is New Look and she never fails to get fixed up with tops, jeans, shorts. They have a lovely selection for teens and youngsters, and even I managed to get myself a nice thin cotton cardi that I'd been needing. Their prices aren't bad either. Makes me wonder how all these "trendy" shops keep going. Aren't we supposed to be in a recession?
Unfortunately, we ate in Pizza Hut. Amy was dying to go in so I decided to take her as a treat. It was like eating greasy cardboard, bloody disgusting, tasteless shite. I was seriously unimpressed. The stuffed crust was vile and even though Amy seemed to be enjoying it at the time (she was hungry!) she admitted afterwards that she isn't going back! And when the bill came I was shocked to see £22.75 printed on it. We shared a large pizza, Amy had a side order of wedges, and we had a drink each. What an absolute rip off. Scandalous. This particular Pizza Hut is next to the cinema and I imagine people make a night of it. I also reckon they wouldn't get much change from £60 for their night out. Aren't we supposed to be in a recession?
*shakes head and crawls back to the 1950's*