I'm not really much of a shopper.
That is, it's never on my list of...
'Things I Love To Do'
I don't like to spend money.
I do, however, love to look at pretty things.
But I don't like to do it as a social activity.
So basically, I like to wander around a large shopping centre or mall all by myself
just like a Nigel but not buy anything.
Sometimes, I do buy things, of course.
Well, you have to, don't you?
But it's always after careful consideration.
Often I have to go away, or go home, and think about it.
And the moment someone
like my husband says,
"Are you sure it's what you want?"
I lose all confidence, shopping paralysis sets in, and I buy nothing.
Hence my need to shop alone.
Two weeks ago on a semi-regular family shopping trip to Maroochydore I saw the most gorgeous little shoulder bag.
I desperately need a new one, because the one I sling over my head every day is very old and very feral.
So I have been on the lookout for a replacement.
This one was adorable.
But my beautiful brand new wallet wouldn't fit in it and it was $25.
See, told you I don't like spending money!
My husband told me to buy it....IF I was sure it was what I wanted.
Doubt set in...followed by shopping paralysis...so I walked away.
Then in the car on the way home I said I wished I had bought it and couldn't stop thinking about it.
A week later we were back and my husband asked me if I wanted to go back and buy it.
I didn't have any doubt this time.
I walked confidently back to the bag shop...and, alas, it was gone.
I only hoped who ever bought it loved it as much as it did.
So imagine my surprise when I was at our local shopping centre with Miss 3 this morning and spied one almost the same at the bag store that I've walked past a million times before.
Why didn't I think to look there?
Could they possibly have the same one that I loved tucked away inside??
Yes....YES they did!
There it was...the last one...right up the back...just the same.
And it was on sale for $18.74!
Some things are just meant to be.
I am so in love with my new little bag.