Like Kyuu, I also have a weakness for shopping, but I can usually get my weekly dose of psychological happiness from window shopping and online browsing. While living in England, however, I mostly abstained from shopping (window or otherwise) unless it was for groceries or a decent umbrella. This wasn’t because there was nothing I was lusting after or wanted to ogle, but because – let’s face it – gorgeous and expensive designer brands are oh-so readily available and my willpower isn’t that impressive and neither was my wow-I’m-a-graduate-student bank account. Solution? Live at your local gym + Starbucks. While there, the biggest temptation was whip cream, and at least that was free if not a hinderance to my hips. But I digress.
Upon finishing my Masters in early September, I allowed myself to indulge in things I’d been eyeing (and avoiding) for a while, and to top it all off, I went on a week-long shopping spree in London Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus areas. Sure, my cards may have lost their magnetic strip, but it was worth it. So here’s a quick overview of what was purchased in September, in both Canada and England.
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