I haven’t bought any charity shop clothes for some time. I’ve looked but kept to two of my golden rules: i) don’t drop your standards, and ii) only buy exactly what you need. And I succeeded in not saying, ‘oooh I must have that’, which is something I admit I do
Three generations on my father’s side were Scottish cotton handloom weavers. It was at one time a worthy trade, with these home based weavers commanding high wages, but progress and the spinning jenny took over. My great-grandfather, John Hislop, was a weaver for only a short time. He left Scotland
As I write this I’m wearing jeans bought from Primark. They are the only jeans that fit my legs, and they’re sold at a price that I can afford. I love Primark jeans and currently have three pairs in three different colours. But once again Primark has been the news.
I do admit to the occasional foray into two High Street shops, both beginning with the capital P. OK, let me be up-front about this, *deep breath*. Yes, I do shop at Peacocks and Primark. And why is that? Because these shops are cheap. And also the only jeans I