4 Jul 2011
WHAT DID YOU DO THIS WEEKEND ?
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I had the excellent idea to make a little window shopping on a Saturday morning. I had completely forgotten that it was the first Saturday of "SALES" ! In Belgium "Sales" are only allowed twice a year, on 1st of July to get rid of the rest of the summer collection and on January 2nd to get rid of the winter left overs. Therefore twice a year lots of Belgians get crazy storm the shops, boutiques and stores in the hope of the best bargain.
When I saw the traffic I changed my mind and thought I will only buy some Chinese Food at the catering service of a restaurant which unfortunately is located in the Waterloo Shopping Galery. And then it happened to me what never had happened in the 36 years I live in Waterloo ... I didn't find a parking space ! And there are really more than enough usually. After turning around for 20 min without success, I tried another shop for my chinese food, it was the same, I turned around and waited for another half an hour, gave up, changed my mind, thought we would have Lasagne instead which Mr. G. had already bought early morning on the market.
As I was outside already I had another idea, I need a new windbreaker because my old one got dammaged (God knows why) in the washing machine.
There was a special Sport boutique in a little shopping mall with hundreds of parking spaces but not for me, each time somebody left there was immediately another car taking the space. After turning around for more than 30 min, I gave up and returned home. At least I had seen the windows and lots of full parkings. Mr. G. only shaked his head instead of comforting me !
I had the choice between this
After supper it was "Midsomer Murder"s time and together with my friend Dominique we watched only 3 murders but a "high" Inspector Barnaby who had eaten Canabis muffins presented by an old couple in their late 70th ! Please be careful if you eat muffins baked by Grandmas !
During the Sales period (whole July) the first Sunday the shops are open ! That's of course an event, because on Sundays everything is usually closed in Belgium. I tried my luck again to find a windbreaker. This time I found lots of parking spaces because I went early when the stores just had opened at 10.30 am, but of course they were not on sale and on top they didn't have the turquoise color I wanted. I left the sports store with a chic brand mark winter cap for grandson Toby, for 1 € ! I thought even if his head has not the right size at that time another baby can have it.
Fat up of "Sales" I returned home and prefered to stay watching "Miss Marple" and writing my posts.