Monday, December 01, 2008
Two pink shower caps
Something really good happened during November. Well, I'm sure lots of good things happened, because there always has to be a balance and we all know that lots of bad, in fact terrible, things happened. It might not mean very much to most people in the UK but there has been something that I've really missed in France. What is it? I can hear you pleading to know.
M&S decided to extend their internet shopping to other countries.
I've really missed being able to get my Marks and Spencer staple items - linen trousers that fit my English pear shape properly. Bras that fit my ample boobage. Slippers, the like of which you just don't see in our bit of France. Sweaters in beautiful colours (and a beautiful affordable price) that fit me nicely around the shoulders. Yes, I am a classic M&S shape it seems. Certainly I find that French clothes are cut a bit too small for me - what a confession. I have to say it though, French women are far more petite than most of the British females that I see in our area, myself included. However, back to the plot...
Now they won't send everything that is available online. I put two books in my basket and at the check-out they were rejected. I wonder why. Even though there are many lovely things in the shops over here, I've always liked M&S. I know they have their critics; it's not a 'cool' place to be seen in; some say a lot of their things are old-fashioned (have they had their eyes tested, the people that actually say this); they have cheesy Christmas tv ads. But I don't care. I'm delighted.
Why have I called this post 'Two pink shower caps'? Well, one of the (many) things I bought were a pair of these slippers (seen below). They are really nice and I don't want to get them dirty when I take the bichons out on to the gravel in the front garden (Misty likes to stand and stand and stand - and needs to be jollied along into 'toilet action' ). Mr FF suggested I buy a couple of shower caps to put over the boots for protection. It was a great idea but it is not the best look in the world.