First thing I noticed was the picture that greeted us for more than twenty years was gone!
The above picture was changed to this..................Next shop looks like it has been wrapped in bubble wrap, but that is just my opinion!
Now to the title of this post! Yesterday after walking to the bus station with dad we spotted all the charity shops plus the three down Sidwell Street so we thought we would look in them before coming home instead of going back round town and spent a couple of good hours looking - I know I said no more charity shops because they were far too expensive but I have to admit I have been inside a few to see what there is for the grandchildren and for fabric to make things with. Alex wanted to go and look anyway. It was going well till we went to the Cancer Care UK shop in Sidwell Street. I spotted a really lovely pretty dress in the window and I wanted it, I hadn't bought anything in the other shops not even for the grandchildren. It was the style I liked and I new it would fit me. Now what happened next could only happen to me, it was quite unbelievable! I went in and asked the price and a young lad tried to look in the window for me unsuccessfully, then said he would ask out the back. The young lady he spoke to him and said said "tell 'er its £10, I do not want to sell the dress till after tomorrow because we have management inspecting the shop for a competition and we have to make the window summery looking..." I heard this quiet narration and we left the shop me feeling very disappointed. I have now decided not to continue to purchase items from any charity shop EVER which is a pity as I am myself a victim of breast cancer and would have been very happy to continue to support the cancer shops. I was so upset by this I have even written a letter of complaint to Cancer Care UK.