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Finally, a little spending!

March 10th, 2015 at 05:56 am

Although Marylebone Market was nowhere to be found when I got there, I did have a nice walk there. Apparently the market is only during the summer. I haven't been in that neck of the concrete for a long time, and it is very exclusive with great design stores and a branch of my favorite Daunt Books. But again, I spent nothing. How is that possible? Even yesterday I brought coffee to school, then shepherded my War and Lit class to the Churchill War Rooms for which they paid 13 GBP, and because we're Imperial War Museum members, it was free for me.

Since the Iceland trip is coming up in two days, I'm trying to eat the contents of my fridge with much success. Although I seem to be surviving on roast vegetables and sweet potatoes, it's nice food.

But skyping with DD yesterday she insists she's outgrown all her yoga pants and leggings--but LandsEnd has no black ones until June. I like LandsEnd, but sure wish they had staples always in stock. So I ordered her two pairs from Gap.com and a pair of jeans--with free shipping and a promotional code it was around $40. And today I purchased two tickets to the Highgate Cemetery tour for when DH arrives. Aren't we wild livers?

Grading papers all morning, but off to a meeting in 20 minutes. If I can manage it, I'll walk there.

4 Responses to “Finally, a little spending!”

  1. bluesfemme Says:

    Totally agree with you re spitalfields, but I really enjoyed wandering around brick lane, with the urban art, young designers and vibrant colour-coordinated Asian/Caribbean/African bag/shoe shops. And an independent book store or two :-)

    A great foodie one is Borough markets and we totally enjoyed spending the rest of the day delving down the allies and exploring the churches around that area, if you get the chance. Last year we stayed in Kensington, and walked Chelsea and the like as well - so many eye-wateringly expensive cars parked in the road because the older properties have no off-street parking!

  2. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Wondering if you've read any Ronald Firbank, or caught the BBC's Dec 2014 production of "Mapp and Lucia" written by and costarring Steve Pemberton, who was a whiz on last night's "Only Connect - Comic Relief edition". (I'm not English, but I read and watch TV like I am!) "Mapp and Lucia" is on YouTube. I wonder if BBC will let me have Anna Chancellor's wardrobe for that production. If any students irritate you, go make them watch "Lucy in London" (1967, with Anthony Newley and the Dave Clark Five).

  3. bluesfemme Says:

    I love that comment PG about being identified as a Brit by what you read/see - I aspire to that :-) I know you're a bit of a techie, but making sure you know you can use the hola extension with chrome to watch not just bbc iplayer,but other channels' online content as well. (I'm a bit addicted to Made in Chelsea - quelle horreur.)

  4. My English Castle Says:

    I have never read Firbank; I've never even heard of him. Thanks for the recommendation! I've read the Mapp and Lucia series, but haven't seen the shows. So much streaming, such little time. Thumbs up to Borough--I send everyone there, and my fanciest students go once a week to sip champagne and stroll.

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