December 11, 2004

Christmas Shopping

So it is finally far enough into December that I have started doing my Christmas shopping. I feel now is a good time to start as it is beginning to feel like Christmas. September or October is way too early.

A wonderful place for Christmas presents is of course amazon.co.uk, unfortunately it is very easy to spend lots of money online because it is very easy to click. I spent over £50 from the comfort of my bedroom this week. But is was cheaper than Waterstones.

Today it was the turn of the high street shops to be honoured by my presence. Unsurprisingly it was very busy, but it didn't take me as long as I had anticipated, mainly because I am very good at avoiding queues. I am intelligent enough to at least try and go for the shortest one.

I never understand why people wait longer than they have to. Do they enjoy queueing? Many people often seem to fall asleep when queueing, leaving the poor shop assistants shouting 'next please' in vain.

Anyway, small diversion there. I have now done almost all my Christmas shopping, still waiting for the things from amazon to arrive. Now to write the Christmas cards!


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  1. Hi,
    Not sure if i'm suppose to post here or on my blog but i figure this is the best way to reply.

    Regarding my initial comment that Warwick Sport is not in a great state at the moment you seem to agree. We look from different viewpoints in that I am heavily involved in a club and you have not joined any. The point I was trying (and failing) to make was that sports teams are more than drinking circles but those who are not involved fail to see this through a combination of a lack of interest on behalf of 'outside' students and a lack of the sports clubs to promote other areas. For example, in two years at Warwick, sports clubs will have organised for me to go to Barbados, Sri Lanka and possibly South Africa next year and this is from just one club. These kind of opportunities and events go unnoticed.

    I feel that £20 to join sports fed is not much considering for this you get free courts and swimming, insurance, etc. This is significantly less than other 'normal' sports clubs.

    The question I would ask is how you could be pursuaded to support and even get involved in a sports club at the University? If it was free would this make a huge difference?

    I support Warwick sports clubs because a lot of time, effort and commitment goes into running them and they offer fantastic opprtunities, to play competitive sport, to travel, to meet new people, to learn social skills, however some people fail to take advantage of these because of the perceived drinking and 'rowdyness' associated with a Wednesday night. Looking beyond score and drinking circles is the key, but how can I as a member of a sports club convince people of this?

    I look forward to any suggestions you might have regarding this.

    11 Feb 2005, 01:54


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