Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Day Five of our Frugal Holiday - Shopping in France
I've given up totally on the stupid ipad and I'm back on my rusty lumpy ageing laptop and it's doing a much better job! We needed to get out and about to buy a bit of food today and we cycled up into the old town and went to Lidl. All the canny elderly French people are in there! They know a bargain. For anyone going to France, it's half the price of SuperU. If I had a larger car, I would stock up on all the goods I buy at home at everything was the same price as in the UK but a Euro costs 80p. Effectively, everything is 20% cheaper. We bought what we needed and then went to the local markets. I took photos of this stunning building. The Cultural Centre. It holds classes, the library and community events. It's been been built in the last year, in the middle of an economic down turn and says a lot about civic pride or that the French spend money in the way that sent Greece down the tube?
Papa pique et Maman coud. Like Boden, but much cheaper - had a whiff of Kidston too! Look out for their shops in France. Scarf was not cheap!!! 7 euros! but it'll get good use.
Love Froogs xxxx