OK, so not a storm but it's a bit windy and the sea is huge.
The calm was the town. We went for a poke around and to buy myself a new laptop. Dan was the driving force behind this as on the rare occasions he sees my using my laptop it sends him into a rage. It is so old, clunky noisy and taped together it's amazing anything gets done.
This morning we saw an advert on tv and I said were I to get a new laptop that's the one I'd want. So I was sent upstairs to get dressed and off we went to the shop! When we arrived it was £30 less than we thought, which meant it was under £200, it's idea for my needs. So we are both happy. The shop was set up to be very busy, there were lots of staff - way more than usual, but there was only one other shopper other than us, service was swift!
We've found that a lot this year, I've been reading lots about crowded shops and people in certain areas of the internet are being very snooty about the amount of stuff people are buying. I haven't seen it at all, I must just be in the right place at the right time. The only place we've been to that has been far busier than usual was Lush. As I said the other day, Dan has found a shampoo there that doesn't make his head bleed so we nipped in for a big bottle. It was more squeezed in than nipped in, it was heaving. We were still able to grab and go though. Our town has been very quiet, I really feel for the shopkeepers, there's nothing doing at all. The owner of a boutique around the corner from our shop has been very quiet - one day last week she had a single customer all day. Very sad.
I still have two days to do at the charity shop this week, tomorrow and Christmas Eve. I'm interested to see how many people come out, especially if the weather is as blustery as today. Could be long afternoons ahead, maybe I should sneak in a flask of sherry.