Teachers have an autumn ritual; they buy new work clothes. Everyone at work has new clothes and the morning briefing looks like an advert for ‘Next’. Everyone is suited and booted and I was feeling a bit shabby. I left my Tesco shop until this evening as number one son and girl friend were out, without a key and we needed to wait in for them.
Eventually, we got to Tesco. Dearly Beloved pointed out that all clothes had a 20% discount. I knew exactly what I wanted. I headed for the smart clothes section. I found a fantastic suit that will be great for work. I even found a pair of size 16 LONG trousers!!! In fact, anywhere you care to look for a pair of trousers in that size, usually has run out. The suit was £32 – 20% so only £25.60 for a brand new, never worn by anyone else, lovely smart suit.
They also had toiletries on offer! I bought a vitamin E scrub for 60p and the same branded cleanser for 72p. I know how to live!
I love mooching around charity shops and I’m wearing a whole outfit and I don’t think any of it has ever been worn. Nonetheless, I still love something new once in a while and I am going to feel so smart in work on Monday.