So,if you ever plan a day out shopping in Portsmouth with your chum, I hope it turns out to be as nice as the long morning that Jan and I had today. We didn't get to Portsmouth...something made us turn right too soon and we went to Winchester. Oh yeah - it was a fabric shop...you know what she's like. We mooched and browsed and came upon a lovely shop called Forme. It's a gift shop. It's beautifully arranged and the stock is carefully chosen. The prices, given the quality, were really reasonable. For
example, we'd been fainting at the cost of the oil cloth bags and holdalls in Cath Kidston. Up to a hundred pounds - ouch. And here in Forme, we found really really nice weekend bags for a third of the price. No quality compromise, in fact, made by a luggage company and perfectly affordable. So we mooched a bit and both found treasure to buy. And the young man asked if I'd like my purchase to be gift wrapped. I would, please - it's a present for another dear friend, so it's by no means a waste of time. I came home with this wonderful looking gift. I told the chap that did this lovely wrapping that I would be blogging about it...he was sweet enough to suggest I take the credit for it..and I was tempted for a micro second! Which is why I'm sort of advertising the shop and his wrapping...which cost not one penny extra to the price of the gift. Jan and I watched intently, so I'm expecting to be able to repeat this beauty at a stroke, with the same flair. But just, just, just in case, I'm not going to unwrap this to show you what I bought!