Princess SJ was up really early this morning – before going to bed last night I promised to take her to a shopping mall if she could get up before lunchtime!
Shopping malls here are huge mini-cities in comparison to Sydney ones – though Westfield’s started in Australia and I see more & more here.
A 20 minute train ride and we were there and ready to spend and spend big. But, it was SO hot in the centre and individual shops that I just could not browse comfortably. Those shops lost dollars today because I could not stay anywhere long enough to even impulse buy!!
Except … the Godiva store! Ah! bliss in more ways than one. A comfortable shopping temperature, – I know it is to preserve the product, but I needed some of it for reviving me – and they have a great product.
When I got home with the bag carrying over $130 worth of chocolate I presented it to the astro-dweeb and said “these are for you to give me for Christmas”. Well … I needed to spend that much to justify staying in the shop long enough to cool down! (The receipt was destroyed before the bag was handed over!!!!)
I can tolerate interminable carols if the volume is not overwhelming and actually I did not notice any today – but I can not stand to be too hot.
I realize why it is that I enjoy internet shopping so much – even if the UPS guy is sorry we ever moved into his run!
This is Princess SJ with our meagre shopping (note the gold Godiva bag is hidden until I can get the evil receipt out!).