Tag Archives: shopping

Caning the credit card

It could be said that the tone of recent Guardian-bashing posts has been a tad negative, so to celebrate the end of this summer’s job, the start of holidays (HOLIDAYS! WOOHOO!!) and impending once in a lifetime trip to Canada, … Continue reading

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Fashionista fail

Now, I realise taking the piss out of the national press and its risible ‘lifestyle’ ski coverage is a rather lazy low-hanging-fruit approach to blogging, but in my defence it’s nothing like as indolent as putting up a load of … Continue reading

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Aladdin’s Cave welcomes you. And takes Visa.

Camping. Ah yes, back to nature’s basics. Fresh air, the simple life, just you and your oversized hanky getting away from all this stressy modern gadgetry and consumerfest frenzy etc etc. Not. In fact, camping is a gear freak’s wet dream, … Continue reading

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Hark the herald checkouts ring ….

Yes, the festive season looms once again, bringing with it tacky decorations, rampant consumerism and a load of pious tosh about the true meaning of Christmas (something about plying children with electronic tat in a bid to avoid spending any … Continue reading

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You know where you can stick your zeitgeist

Back in the day, branding was something you did to livestock and slaves. And they didn’t like it much either, what with the hot irons, excruciating pain and spending the rest of your life being tagged as mere property. (Not that … Continue reading

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And the winners are …. !

Summer seems to have given up the ghost early this year, what with snow down to 2600m and a persistent north wind which necessitates the wearing of winter boots and a vest (in addition to other items of clothing, obviously). … Continue reading

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The evils of shopping investigated

Judging by some of the conversations on expat ‘gosh aren’t I clever for living in France’ websites I could get the impression that I live in the only part of the country which has actually discovered retail. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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