Posts tagged ‘Shopping’

June 22, 2011

Food for Convenience

I am trying to go back to my size 6 bod as I want to look good for Portugal this summer! It is not happening!
I am trying to eat healthily, cutting down on the carbohydrates, finding alternatives for dairy products, water instead of juice etc but it is incredibly hard when everything around me tempts me to eat junk.

Earlier today, after school, my sister, mum and I went into town to buy some bits and bob. We ended up buying some Maccy Ds just because it was there!

Junk food chains are so popular by so many because they are so convenient. Drive-throughs on the dual carriageway, dotted around shopping centres and conveniently situated on the way home from school.

From now on, I need to avoid all fast food chains! Going to be difficult so wish me luck!

P.s. Latin GCSE over! WOOHOO. Just two more exams left.

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June 4, 2011

Collection of words on paper

Waterstones Piccadilly - Xmas windowA few days ago, I received a letter from my school telling me that I have won the academic achievement prize. Annually, three year 11 students are awarded prizes: sporting, performing arts and academic achievement. We are told to purchase a book worth up to £15; this amount will be given to us, alongside the book we bought. The school will print its logo onto the front cover of my book and will also write a message in the first pages.
I have been on a hunt for a total of 10 hours to find a book to use and finally I bought a collection of stories by Roald Dahl. I was content with my choice of book and really hope it has sentimental value in years to come.

On my journey to find this book, I visited countless book stores from WHSmith’s to Foyles’ but my favourite had to be Waterstones, Piccadilly. It has a cosy and warm atmosphere with over eight and a half miles of shelving and regularly hosts book signings. It was so easy to find the books I wanted and that is an essential quality of a bookshop. The retro, redo sofas dotted about the floors were great for me to narrow piles of books down to one.

I as a student am by no means well off enough to afford to buy the books I wanted to read, so on the way home I popped into the library and borrowed some of the titles I did not buy. Bucklist no.58 was inspired by bookstores… Have a library in my home. I also really want to go to Hatchards, Piccadilly.
Happy reading!