Gone shopping?

Gone shopping?
Or has no new shoes changed our habits?

Wednesday, 21 February 2007

free coffee!

It's a sign! Starbucks are giving away free fairtrade coffee at participating shops from 2-4pm today. In the spirit of not buying things, myself and some colleagues will be off to get our freebie for the afternoon energy slump.

Mikki - I have forgotten to buy mascara and mine is drying up into a horrible gloopy mess. By the time it gets to my brother-in-law's engagement party on Saturday, I will look like Vampira.

Seriously though, in her blog, Green Patches a rather important point about all this Lent stuff:

"Being comfortably off Western, middle-class citizen, I think one needs to realise that some, less fortunate (and this is said without a hint of condescension) people, don't have the luxury of 'playing' at doing without. Like the disciples (well, Mr Plass's ones anyway!) some of us face a steep learning curve in the search for the proper covering for our 'essentials.'"

(Green Patches - I hope you don't mind me quoting you).


green patches said...

Quote away! Though I'm not at all sure about this Starbucks thing. I'm tempted. Especially as our local is ten minutes walk away. But..(a big BUT), right next door to them Whittards is holding a closing-down sale - '50% off all items!!' I daren't go near. 'Get Thee Behind Me...!' ;)

Michaela said...

Oh no - free coffee and I missed it. Mind you I'd have struggled not to buy a little nibble to go with it - so perhaps it's for the best.

If you want something free to do in London - hang around Somerset house and soak up the atmosphere and any free exhibitions they have. Very nice loos too!

If you want something free to do in Lancashire - check out the Haworth Gallery in Accrington - some fantastic Tiffany glass.

Marion Cheel said...

Mazza says - I am quite excited about Day 1 of Lent. Have read the first part of my book for Lent: the only thing I have purchased today is fish which I have to have for dietary reasons!!
I'm feeling quite smug because there's nothing I need at the moment - how long will it last I ask. I don't have a Starbucks near and I don't drink coffee.

Jane said...

I think this is a great idea and I'm up for it! I'm really going to watch what I buy over the next few weeks! Last year I managed to cut the weekly food bill for the family down to no more than £50 which I thought for us was great and the amazing thing was no one asked why we hadn't got a particular'luxury' item for those 6 weeks1 it just proved it is possible and i'll try the same with other shopping this year! I'll keep you posted how I get on!