I came back from England yesterday. I had a lovely time. It was warm and sunny for the first few days – similar to the weather here just now, but then it took a turn for the worse, so whilst I had my sunglasses on for the first few days, I ended the week wearing my woolly hat.
I did quite a bit of shopping including: Custard powder, medicines, dental floss, Easter eggs, curry powder, tea, crisps, blow-your-head-off English mustard, chewing gum, clothes (quite a few, but not too much damage done).
I got my OH his first non iron shirt. Woo hoo! I’m so excited about that – for obvious reasons, the main one being that I’m the chief ironer. We’re testing this one out and if it really is non-iron (it just sounds too good to be true) then we’ll be using the others for dusters and shipping the new ones in! OH says you might be able to find non-iron shirts here, but I have my doubts...They might be non iron to the wearer because mamma does them, but I’m not sure they’re non-iron in the true sense. The one I got is around 75% cotton, but they do them in 100% cotton too. Amazing.
Whilst shopping I took a purchase back as I decided I didn’t want it. I went right back in and got my money back. Now if your not in Italy that probably won’t impress you, but if you are in Italia you’ll be left open mouthed I’m sure. The only place they will give you money back here (in my possibly, limited experience) is Ikea, and I think even there you only get credit vouchers.
Like the last time I went back, I found the politeness and customer service very nice and refreshing. I filled in a few of those customer service questionnaires where you have to rate everything about a place including the staff and services, etc. Someone not fresh out of Naples might not have been so generous with the comments, but to me it was all so great! Do those feedback forms exist here? I wonder. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one, or one of those comment boxes where you leave your suggestions either.
I ate loads too...Curry, full English breakfast, etc etc. Yum.