Chez WW in England

Chez WW in England

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I found turtleneck jumpers.

26 December 2010

Before coming here I had dreams about the shopping I would do. I had not shopped in a year before coming here and and I was ready to shop to my heart’s content. Making this dream a reality has not been easy. Clothes does not go through seasonal changes here in England like it does in Canada. It might not be so bad to wear sheer, short and summery clothes in December had this been a normal winter here but England is experiencing it’s harshest winter in 100 years. Sheer, short and summery will not keep me from freezing this winter. I want wool pants, wool skirts and turtlenecks. None of which I could find.

Today we hit the outlet center to check out the Boxing Day sales. Merino wool long underwear was our first purchase. I seem to be having more luck in the outdoor clothing stores than the regular clothing stores. But, my heart skipped a beat when I walked into The Gap. Thank you North American chain store for providing this cold Canadian with some sensible clothes for winter. I was so happy to see warm clothes that I bought five jumpers.

There was a time when I was fine with wearing short, sheer and summery clothes in the winter no matter what the weather was like. That time has past. Now I want to be warm and look great in the winter. If England continues to have real winters maybe there will be a shift to more seasonal clothes. Until then I will wear my Gap turtlenecks in the winter.

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