Thursday, December 13, 2007

GRIDSKIPPY CHRISTMAS...


I keep forgetting to mention what I've been doing over at Gridskipper.

As you know I am something of an expert on Christmas shopping, having a large extended family for which at the last count I had to buy THIRTY FIVE presents for. (Due to a cunning master plan put into practise last year, of point blank refusing to do the shopping for the first time in fifteen years, thus making others realise the ridiculousness of it all; we have slashed the present giving (and receiving) and guess what? No one really minded and Christmas feels just as Christmassy, if not more so now. And I have more time to buy better gifts. And less achy arms.)

But, what to do with all this knowledge of gift buying?

I have helpfully compiled a guide of places to buy cool Christmas (sorry - Holiday*) pressies for under £50 in London; which if I do say so myself is...well I'm pleased with it anyway.

Then, somewhat linked in my mind at least, there's a guide to London's Cosy (Cozy*) Drinking Dens where I shall be resting my weary legs by the open fire supping a pint of Guinness and eating packet after packet of salt & vinegar crisps as I survey my loot of just TEN presents this year. Ten, pah! Easy.

*I use US English on Gridskipper...confusing for my brain!

5 comments:

The Clothes Horse said...

My, you have been busy! Making lists for other sites and buying presents. Very impressive.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting list - pity that I was in London two weeks ago at the weekend 01./02. and accidentally ventured onto Regents Street in the afternoon of the 1st ... oooops ... big mistake. But for the rest I had a lovely time and I will bear in mind your list for next year!

Best wishes,
Kate

maitresse said...

I'm confused-- which spelling is US and which is British?

Lola is Beauty said...

Lauren - I basically have to change most instances of S to Z to make it US. But not all- which is why I get confused! And also we don't say "Holidays"...

Lola is Beauty said...

so the english is cosy, US is cozy. I think actually it is me who is confusing!