Friday, 6 April 2007

Shopping in Inverness

In the morning, we did a bit of shopping at some of the big department stores. Not particularly exciting shopping, but it had to be done.

The boys needed new black school shoes. German schools do not have school uniforms, so trying to find black school shoes for kids in Berlin is a nightmare....so everyone gets shoes when they go back to England.
When I was back in Australia last August, I bought the next 3 sizes up for both boys, thinking they would be fine for the next 12 months. Unfortunately, the pairs they are wearing have worn out before their feet have grown to the next size. So that got ticked off the list.

Next was M & S to buy grey school trousers and grey school shorts, another boring purchase. The stuff they supply at the school shop are both expensive and crap quality. M & S had them at a 1/4 of the price, and the quality is by far much better.

Off to the book store next, Waterstone's.......ahhh....Heaven! So much to chose from, it was hard to know where to start. Kiddies section first, to get the last 3 books of the Lemony Snicket series for Alexander, and there was a huge selection of cheap kid novels to pick over....about 10 books later, we left the kids area, to move onto the adults area.....Phil and I were very good, and only picked a few things out each (knowing that we had a weight limit getting back to Berlin)

So, a good morning! I miss shopping in English!

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