365 Day Writing Challenge 30: Shopping

365 Day Writing Challenge

30. Shopping: Write about your shopping wishlist and how you like to spend money.

I’ve just got a full time job with better pay so this is something that has definitely been on my mind lately! Normally I am the worst scrooge about money, but recently I’ve grown a lot more relaxed about it. Number one on my wishlist is moving in with my boyfriend. We’re also going to Athens next month for our anniversary and Glastonbury the month after that, so I need to save up for spending money!

But all that aside, what do I want to buy…

Books.
And then more bookshelves because I don’t have enough room for all the books I want.
See if this was my boyfriend writing this then this list would be a mile long. But I don’t really have a list of stuff I really want to buy. My wishlists all include things I want to do. I’d rather spend loads of money on an experience like a gig than on stuff. So if I had all the money in the world, what would I spend it on?

1. A house in the city to live with my boyfriend
2. Quit my job and write all day
3. Also buy a house somewhere warm in the country where I can swim and cycle
4. Speaking of cycling, following the tour de France around for the whole 3 weeks
5. I’d pay someone to do my hair and make up for me because I like to look nice but I can’t be arsed doing it perfectly
6. I’d get a personal shopper for the same reason
7. I’d go and see Vampire Weekend
8. I’d see Rupaul’s Drag Race on tour
9. I’d see Van Morrison
10. I’d go to India, China, Japan, Australia and do a classical tour of Greece
11. I’d go sky diving and bungee jumping.
12. I’d read all the books I possibly could.

This list is of course by no means exhaustive, just a snapshot of the kind of life I’d like to have 🙂

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A Rant From an Idiot.

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If you live in England, then you will know the news. One of our most basic human rights has been cruelly snatched from us. It’s something that will change our lives forever. I am truly disgusted, and I hope that you will be too. The England we knew is no more. We might as well give up now. It’s that bad.

We now have to pay 5p for a carrier bag.

I know. I was shocked too. Benefits Britain has got even softer. The government has caved in to these hippie nutters with their mad claims that animals have “rights”. But what about our rights? They expect me to actually shell out five pence for a sodding bag? I mean sure, I could get one of those ones at the back of the kitchen drawer that I never use, but the point is I shouldn’t have to. Some places even have the cheek to ask me to pay even more for a “bag for life”! The world’s gone mad!

I can’t just nip down to the shops any more. I have to actually stop and think. It’s ridiculous they actually expect me to do that. These shops are already taking my money, they’re trying to take my time too now. And yes, I said shops. Not supermarkets. It’s the bloody high street too. It’s everywhere. I mean, I’m willing to spend ÂŁ25 on a cardigan. That’s no bother. It’s a good material and it makes my boobs look great. But then I have to pay 5p just to take it to my car? Madness. It’s an absolute travesty.

One of those hippies even tried to argue with me the other day. She said, what is more important? The plastic from carrier bags melting in the ocean and getting attached to coral (which is an important part of the ocean’s ecosystem)? Thousands of whales, turtles and dolphins that are injured or killed due to being entangled in or ingesting plastic bags? Millions of plastic bags in landfills all over the world, disintegrating into the soil and releasing harmful chemicals? Chemicals that contribute to global warming, and damage the soil and animals?

I laughed in her face.

Of course it’s the 5p.

(Featured image from 8thday)


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