Saturday, October 15, 2005

Big Day

Big Day Tomorrow.......

Tomorrow is 'Looking for Thermals Day'........I will be nipping up the A38 to Whitminster to Attwoolls Camping Store. Their branch there has a very well recommended ski shop.

Attwoolls Ski Shop

I need vests, socks, longjohns, shortjohns and most of all - a hat! I'm tempted to Peruvian style, with funky stitching and those adorable little earflaps :-)

Main problem is I am allergic to wool and nylon - which necessitates lots of reading of garment labels!

Well, well, well.......while double checking the Attwoolls link, I stumbled across an e-voucher for 10% off ski-wear until 31 Oct 05! [prints off voucher] - what a happy coincidence!

cq

8 comments:

Mary P. said...

Ah, winter clothes. We've just brought up the storage bins from the basement, and I've put away all my light summer stuff and hauled out the thermal undershirts, turtleneck, sweaters, more jeans, fleeces, warmer socks, etc., etc.

I love sweaters, and am not distressed in the slightest to discover I need a couple more! Additionally, pulling out my bright red down-filled vest makes me very happy, so cheery it is, and warm, warm, warm - when I can keep it off the body of my 12 year old daughter, that is, who loves it equally well! (She may not have one of her own till she stops growing, since this one cost $100 three years ago. Lord only knows what I'd pay for one now!)

This year perhaps I shall actually buy myself a proper winter coat. I've been making do for two or three years with lots of layers: a lycra tank top under a thermal long-sleeved undershirt, under a turtleneck, under a sweater, under my jean jacket, with the aforementioned down-filled vest over top it all. And hat, scarf, and mitts to match, of course.

No, I'm not being the intrepid Canadian, braving 35 below temps in a well-layered jean jacket/downfilled vest combo. No macho nonsense here! It's just that winter jackets are so expensive, and, good mum that I am, the kids get their stuff first. Maybe this year!

WV: bsnzzie (Be snazzy?) LOL

craziequeen said...

Being horrendously claustrophic, I go for layers! Lord knows what I'd do if I ended up in Canada in Winter time! :-)

I think you should treat yourself to a lovely new coat. Your children are pretty much grown now (except small person!) - or perhaps Haley will get you a nice coat for Christmas [wink]

Nice thing about Winter here is mostly one can still roam around in a t'shirt, sweater and coat - without thermals or 'combinations' - one just needs an umbrella!

cq

vrzioxkc - oh these are getting plain silly [rubs sore fingers]

CyberKitten said...

Hardly wore my winter coat last year... maybe 3-4 times total.... Very mild here ATM. Didn't even need my coat walking to the shop to pick up my Sunday paper this morning.....

There are rumours that we're supposed to have a bad Winter this year - though I'll believe it when I feel it...

silentmum said...

I love winter...especially here when the sun is shining and the blue sky goes on forever....so beautiful. And the cold is dry ...not that creeping damp chilly weather in UK....and then there is the ice skating...toboganning...skiing (will start this year again and take Boo too. Log fires crackling...hot chocolate at the zoo...love it

craziequeen said...

[looks incredibly jealous]

remember me when you're drinking hot chocolate at the zoo.....

cq

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