Saturday, September 26, 2009
I had a bad feeling as soon as I saw those pigeons
Ola ya'll ,
Well you will never guess what happened yesterday. Go ahead ,try to guess.
Picture it, Portsmouth ,England. Yesterday my husband dropped me off at a shopping district .
I walked around for a while, went into a few shops, took some pictures.Pretty soon I decide it's lunch time. Lunch was to be an order of chips (french fries) and a diet coke, bought at one of the outdoor food stalls. I get my lunch and find a nice bench in the shade .As I sit down ,on one side of me is a young guy with an ipod, on the other side is a couple of young girls. On the ground are numerous pigeons. I had a bad feeling as soon as I saw those pigeons. I looked up into the nice shade tree above my head and thought " I hope some damn bird doesn't crap on me."
I am sitting there ,eating my chips and a few minutes later I feel something hit me in the head.
Sure enough a bird has shit right on my head.The guy next to me says " It's on your hair and your nose."
Young girl says " It's said to be good luck."
I'm not feeling too lucky as I automatically hand strange guy a napkin (like he's one of my sons )and say " Can you please get it out of my hair."
Once I am poop free ,I finish my fries .(a sure sign that I am a mother of children and cats. lol still able to eat after that)
Thank you nice British guy for de-shitting a stranger in need :)
I continued walking around and shopping for the next few hours. I was looking for some kind of a bedspread. In cotton ,preferably. No luck. All I found were duvet covers and flimsy silkish bedspreads. (which do not stand up to cat claws)
I did find a few things but for the most part ,everything was too expensive . They had some kind of street market set up and there were tons of people . I had plenty of time to sit around and take pictures . Keep in mind(when you see the slide show) that this was in the middle of the day on a weekday. Most of the people out shopping were young, old ,or housewives.
My observations :(which you will see for yourself)
The BIG fashion must haves are :
Tights/leggings/jeggings (the jeggings are skin tight denim leggings)
Tights with shorts
Tights with boots
Tights with gladiator sandals
Tights with ballet flats
Most of the females dress pretty um....what's the PC word? There really isn't one.....slutty is the word that comes to mind. (sorry young slutty dressed girls)
Young guys dress more similar to Americans, shorts, flipflops, t-shirts. They also wear these ugly sneakers that resemble the old lady KEDS sneakers.
Male capris are also in abundance. (not sure if that's what they are called) I hope to never see my husband wearing them , that's all I know :)
All the school kids wear uniforms , which I find adorably cute.
Last night we went to a pub. The last time I was here we only went to one pub and it was a very,very old one. This one was only built about 10 years ago and while it was nice , they did a good job trying to make it look old,it just wasn't the same. It was more like going to a chain restaurant. There was also disco music blaring. We had to yell to hear each other even though we were sitting mere inches apart.
The dining room.
The quaint bathroom er... toilet .
Look at that fresh cod!
When I went outside I thought this was some joking way of saying "this way to the smoking area"
I followed the sign and saw nothing. So , I am clueless. In case of a fire drill??
And lastly.....the pictures and fashion show du jour....
Have a great day peeps!