Friday, June 19, 2009

Did we buy?

Yes and no. The sweaters my DIL saw on line weren’t in the store... I think I have found this before but she wasn’t too fussed. Like MTL they are tea addicts so we bought lots of Earl Grey to take back to France. Now was the time to try out the M&S £10 meal for two comprising main dish, side dish, dessert and a bottle of wine. We found it confusing but a helpful member of staff talked us through it and we opted for beef roulades stuffed with spinach and buffalo ricotta with sweet vine ripened tomato sauce. Roasted vegetables were the side dish, the wine Chilean red and dessert Bramley apple pie. The chaps enjoyed it and thought it excellent value. I had tastings and wished we had an M&S in Minehead.

It was a surprise to discover there are now no TV shops in Taunton. After a visit to Starbuck’s we headed out of town to a complex which housed Comet, PC World and Curry’s. I had already done some research and although not au fait with the latest modern technology I knew we didn’t want plasma, we did want digital and – if possible HD. I also learned that it wasn’t vital to have Sony. Everyone was very helpful even setting up a DVD/HDD Recorder to make sure it didn’t hum too much.

I had got prices already from our local shop which I preferred to use if possible. We came home, had lunch (what bliss to have a chauffeur) and then walked to the local shop. I said we should play good cop and bad cop. No prizes for who played whom. In the end it wasn’t necessary we got a discount which would more than cover delivery and setting it up and moving my mother’s old Sony plus all the accessories upstairs and by next Friday all should be finished. Such a relief!

Sorry if this is beyond tedious but you might as well have the whole picture:-
Samsung LCD TV
Samsung DVD/HDD Recorder
Optimum Vision Stand

And he has agreed to remove the two defunct ones for free. I’m feeling buoyant – I have a visitor at 2pm who may be available to help with the housework and we are taking M to dinner at the Dragon House tonight. Have a good week-end.


Scarlet-Blue said...

I think I need a new telly... and from the sounds of it, a new radio... everything is going digital..

Guyana-Gyal said...

I like this bit: I have a visitor at 2pm who may be available to help with the housework.

I dream of having one of those flat screens that hang on the wall like a painting. And lots of popcorn, mm, a popcorn maker. And corn on the cob. And chocolate milkshakes.

PI said...

Scarlet: now a digital radio I haven't got.

GG: if she decides she'll give me a go I'll like it a lot too:)
It will be a flat screen but on a stand - ww have no wall space left.
The height ? depth of depravity : a flat screen and corn on the cob simply oooooozing with butter.

kenju said...

Pat, when do you ever stop and rest?

Enjoy the new toy!

R. Sherman said...

I'm glad you were successful. A good weekend to you, as well.


john.g. said...

Flat screen T.V.'s are brilliant! We have a 38" Sanyo!

rashbre said...

A good excuse to have an indoor cinema evening with a couple of favorite films and some popcorn.

PI said...

Judy: funny you should say that. about half an hour ago I said to M 'I feel ever so tired.' he made me a cup of tea - best I've had for yonks and I'm a new woman.

Randall: thank you honey and I hope all will be well.

John: bigger than mine. Swank pot!

Rashbre: I don't think I've ever done that but it seems a splendid idea.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It sounds like you did GREAT! And fairly painlessly---New TV, etc....It must be so nice to have your Grench son there to move things along! I wish I had a French Son,!
What size is the picture on your new TV....With my eyesight these days...I need BIG! But good, too.

Keith said...

The peasants a few doors away from have got a MASSIVE TV on the wall, it practically covers it! They have to sit at the far end of the room to see all the screen; and the volume is very, VERY loud.

Bloody posers!

But I go one better. I'm unique in our street. I am the only one without a telly, massive or otherwise, much to the annoyance of the 'TV Licencing Authority's Enforcement Officer' who is a frequent caller here, trying to catch me out. I don't mind that really, because he is my only visitor nowadays.

*sound of distant violins*

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I swear I was here and left a comment! Blogger---GRRRRRRRR!
I wondered what size your TV was...I am finding I need a Bigger screen with each passing year, but haven't changed my TV cause it works so well.

It sounds like you did GREAT! And I believe I said how wonderful to have a French son...AND, that I wish I had one, too...LOL!

I hope this one goes through, my dear....!

PI said...

Naomi: the size is 32" - bigger than we are used to but I'm sure we'll get used to it.

Keith: I knew you were a TV eschewer - like Queenie. Do you close your eyes when you go to John's pub?

Naomi: your comment was hiding in dashboard. Weird! We are very lucky to have M who travels all that way just to make sure we aren't getting up to mischief:)