Monthly Archives: March 2007
Typical isn’t it? I don’t blog for two weeks and then suddenly am gripped by the urge to comment on lots of things all at the same time. (I haven’t not blogged because I’ve been doing something fabulously exciting – in fact quite the opposite but I have made a promise not to blog about it).
Anyway, the excitement is that a Tibetan Terrier won Crufts. I used to have two Tibetan Terriers so I am thoroughly over excited. Also it means that people are more likely to know about the breed and I don’t have to rely on vague descriptions about Freeway from Hart to Hart to explain what sort of dog it is!
New found shape and size = increased interest in clothes. This is largely down to necessity as previous clothing a) makes me look like I’m wearing my mum’s clothes a la dressing up when I was 4 and b) falls down, off etc leaving me in danger of becoming a modern day Jane. NOT A GOOD LOOK.
So yesterday, inspired by good weather and my favourite shopping partner, I hit the High Street. Now lack of decent job means very little cash so I steered well away from my favourite shops and sampled the delights of the discount retailer. I did marvellously well. I bought two pairs of jeans (okay they were in the sale), two tops, a pair of shorts, a pair of loungey around trousers, eight pairs of pants and a bra and all for the princely sum of £62.
This is marvellous. Or is it? Suddenly I felt rather wracked with guilt as the sneaking question reared its ugly head: how can these clothes be made so cheaply? I have a feeling I have damaged the environment, supported unethical retailing and fuelled the fires of sweatshops the world over. Why is shopping so complicated?