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Did a bit of old school shopping today, as I went to Reading town centre while P took A to work with her. It started off well enough as the shops were quiet and it was quite pleasant to be able around taking my time over the shopping without the crowds. To be honest, part of the ambling was down to trying to remember what it was I was there to buy. Unfortunately for me my brain didn’t really kick into gear until the shops got much busier but I did manage to grab what I needed.

One of the reasons I went old school instead of buying online was my fast diet-induced weight loss leading to a change in measurements, meaning I had to try jeans and trousers on. I also wanted a pair of new desert boots (seeing as A vomited all over my previous pair when we landed in Lapland) and Clarks’ own website had a note on their site about the sizing of them that meant I wanted to try an actual pair on. The real life experience, predictably, was horrible compared to buying online, and to cut a long story short, after 20 minutes of faffing around, I failed to get a pair of desert boots and ended up coming home and ordering a pair online, with the added bonus that by visiting the site via Quidco ((that’s a referral link, for which I’ll get a kickback if you sign up to Quidco and earn at least £5 in cashback yourself)), I’m getting more than a fiver back as cashback. No reason to visit ye olde Clarks high street shoppe again, thankfully.