qatsi (qatsi) wrote,

Keeping UK plc afloat

There is growing talk of a consumer 'slowdown' in the UK economy.

This week, in an attempt not to buy more books, I have ... errm ... acquired the following

  • Rough Guides for Vienna, Budapest, and Belgium & Luxembourg

  • The European Dream by Jeremy Rifkin

  • Inside the Third Reich by Albert Speer

  • Memories by Andrei Gromyko

  • Inside the House of Commons by John Biffen

Admittedly, I can lay some responsibility for the last two at kharin's door, for detouring into the Oxfam bookshop on our way to the Reading farmers' market this morning, where I acquired the following:

  • 2 x Pheasant Pie

  • Lamb and Mint Sausages

  • a bronze fennel plant

It's the first time I have been, and though I was disappointed there didn't seem to be any venison or boar on offer it wasn't at all bad; maybe I should try the one in Woodley (very convenient from work) when it's next on as well. kharin was a bit disapproving of the rook on offer, though, and neither of us much fancied the brawn.

So no, I am not spending unnecessarily at all ...
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