If I could go on a shopping spree today, I’d contact my friend, A, and we’d head down to London and catch the Eurostar through to Lille. We spent a few days in Lille about 12 years ago while on a touring holiday in France and vowed we’d return to Lille for a shopping trip – far enough to appreciate the French ambiance but be able to visit the big shopping complex that’s beside the international/Eurostar train station. That said, I believe we’d still make it a decent break. I’m not sure what exactly we’d buy – I know I wouldn’t be able to buy trousers unless they’ve changed their sizing because at 5’7″, the legs were always too short, but I have no doubt that I’d find plenty else to purchase – clothes, perfume, books, food, wine (will I be able to carry it all – I’d be taking an empty suitcase). Beyond the shopping, we would also want to sample some of the cuisine of both France and the region – lots of cafes and restaurants – and then we’d also want to visit monuments etc. I guess our shopping spree would be shopping, food, culture and history. Also, lots of material for my blog. 😆
I’ve not done any of the WP prompts before, but this one, today jumped out at me because it hit a note and reminded me of that dream to return to France. Now I just need to wait and see when we might return.
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