Saturday, 23 November 2013

Food Whore

A deserted Chester

I am bleeding knackered
Totally cream crackered
No, I have not been working at the hospital
No I have not been digging over bosoms either
What have I been doing?
Well I'll tell you
I have been Christmas Shopping all day with Chris in Chester
In the run up to Christmas the whole  population of  North Wales heads to this picturesque 
 English City to slog round it's shops and cafés 
Chris adores this retail day tradition
I hate shopping
But I did enjoy the lovely meal he treated me to in Carluccio's 
I am such a food whore


52 comments:

  1. Sounds wonderful, hope you wore your Crocs!!!!

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    1. I washed my face and EVERYTHING

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  2. The dogs will go crazy when you get home... get ready for a big slobbery kiss from Winifred !

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  3. i would shop for food! it's the light t the end of the tunnel.

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    1. In my case it was a beautiful tortilini

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  4. Have you seen the size of the meringues in there?? mmmmmmmmm

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  5. Having just got back from my usual weekend errands, driving hither and yon in the soulless retail areas of this New Southern city, I would be happy to join Chris for a "slog" 'round that beautiful historic area. Next time, you can stay in a tea room while he and I go pick out some wool socks for your Christmas gift.

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  6. You can't get Chester than Bosoms.

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  7. I so want to visit Chester - my great grandmother (father's side) grew up there!

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  8. We were in Chester today, too! Spent about two hours battling through the crowds in Primark. Now I'm practically falling asleep on the couch!

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    1. I am totally floppy I am so tired

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  9. That's why I'm online Christmas shopping this year!

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  10. Wish me luck. Next weekend I'm off to town. Chelsea Physic Garden and the Garden Museum are having their Christmas fairs, so we're going to both on Sunday. That'll be my in London other than for work quota for the year.

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  11. Sounds like a perfect day to me! Gets me in the Christmas spirit and any meal I don't have to cook is a good one!

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  12. I've been trying to remember the name of those lovely double decker shops in Chester? If you have to go Christmas shopping you might as well go somewhere nice. Carluccio's helps too..

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  13. Shopping is not my favourite thing either. Food shopping is the only shopping I enjoy!

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  14. I am a jewelry whore. But me a bracelet and I'll go anywhere.

    Love,
    Janie

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  15. I have always loved Chester but don't think I could cope with those crowds.

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  16. I like browsing about with friends but at Christmas I love to look but not HAVE to buy. I make most of my gifts or shop the internet. Big masses of people are hard for me. Especially small screaming crying children with green snot running from their noses.
    But that is one lovely town and dinner sounded wonderful. Lucky you.

    cheers, parsnip

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  17. Bloody hell, I thought you had written about me, the original food whore. Like you, have had to get my lardy butt into shape with the dreaded diet.

    I hate shopping. Was supposed to be shopping for posh shoes today, but because of my penchant for crocs it was like one of the ugly sisters trying to get the glass slipper on. After 2 shops I totally lost the will and went home to cook tea. What I would have given for a foodie treat.

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  18. I dread the shopping this time of year. It's not so bad inside the shops with the air conditioning on (actually sometimes they turn it up and it's too cold!) but when you go out the door the heat hits you like an oven and the car is like a furnace when you get back to it, chocolate is all melted by the time you get home, fruit and vegies for tea all limp because I forgot to put the chilly pads in the insulated box in the boot....

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    1. Last year , when our home air con broke down I headed to the shops with a good book and stayed there all day. As for Christmas shopping... I wander and see lots of things I would like but never know what to buy the rest of the family.

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  19. The place looks like something out of a fairy tale. I hate shopping too but I would have gone crazy with the camera.

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  20. I've just got home after a thirteen hour shift - you've quite cheered me up!

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  21. Ewww to shopping. That's why God invented the internet.

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  22. Did you have "Oeufs d'Ecosse" avec un sauce de tomates?

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    1. I wish!
      But chris bought me a little one from Waitrose

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  23. Christmas shopping for me involves either internet shopping or making something! No way could my other half get me to go christmas shopping any more - I don't think she'd want to take me anyway!

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  24. In my memory Chester is never quiet. I had friends who used to love Chester. They would drag me along, catching the train from Liverpool there. The last time I went was to take my sons around the Roman ruins. I don't know that I ever want to go again, let along with Christmas crowds.
    Helen

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  25. I also hate shopping! Where is the fun in it? Glad you got a good meal out of it anyway.

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  26. I spent the day chopping and stacking wood.Oh,so bleeding glamorous.
    Jane x

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  27. I can't stand big crowds. But here, they are usually accompanied by loud and rude people. As if the world would stop spinning if they can't find this or that.
    Glad you got a good dinner, John. It's the comforts that make things worth while. :-)

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  28. bustling about in crowds and saying "excuse me" a million times wears me out.

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  29. The town looks lovely, but yeah, food would have been the only way I would have handled that crowd. Well, that and some booze.

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  30. Do you have open borders with England? Or do they have visa-on-arrival?

    India and Nepal have a no-visa agreement thing.

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  31. Those buildings are so beautiful.

    But I wouldn't like shopping in them any more than I do in our cement boxes :)

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  32. A really beautiful town (city?), with some very chic shops. But I was given a VERY UNFAIR parking ticket there once, so will never return.

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  33. Looks beautiful! I've been thinking a lot lately of the Christmas markets in Germany, I really miss those...I don't like shopping either, but I did enjoy that, maybe it was all the gluhwein.

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  34. If you are a food whore I am a brothel.

    U

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  35. I have two gay friends in Chester. A lovely place. Did you walk round the city walls or along the river?

    I hate Christmas shopping. I hate the relentless commercialism of it all and the pressure to buy pointless things nobody really needs. Luckily I don't have that many presents to buy, not having children or a large family.

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  36. My sister and I are going to be hitting the retail madness next Friday doing our Christmas shopping - I can't wait!

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  37. Aha.... so THAT'S where everyone was on Saturday, we had Llandudno prom to ourselves :-)

    Do they even do Scotch Eggs at Carluccio's?

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  38. I do not like huge crowds and get in the mood to shop maybe once a year. When the mood strikes, i can get whatever's on the list and i hope the mood lasts as long it needs to; i hate being in the middle of a shopping frenzy at any time, but when the energy from the desire to shop leaves, i find myself exhausted with miles to go, queuing up to pay. sigh.

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