POSH CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
T H U R S D A Y, 1 4 D E C E M B E R
First we had lunch at Simpsons of Piccadilly: roast beef, Yorkshire pudding and chips, and banana milkshake. It cost a fortune and anyway I would have preferred to go to the Danish Food Centre. In Simpsons we got Ma a French turquoise umbrella with a pink stripe round the bottom, and a fantatsic fur hat with a fun bobble on the top. Walked to Liberty’s and I got a gorgeous white very woolly rug for Ma and Pa’s bedroom. I also saw a cotton scarf which I liked so much I got.
Went to Heals and Habitat but all we got was a salt-mill. Then we went to Fortnum & Mason to get the nightie set Daddy had ordered; lucky we went because they’re completely out of stock. We got a sweet cotton nightie instead and a pink dressing-gown which is more like a bed-jacket, very soft and lovely. I wanted to get Chump a bath cap but the cheapest was two guineas. Then had tea there – had to economise, to put it mildly!
Dreadful traffic going home; the car got claustrophobic and I got a headache. When I think of the sort of boys there’ll be at Martha’s party compared to the gorgeous ones in London it makes me even more miserable. The sort of boy I adore is the tall, thin, hunched-forward type, with messy mod clothes, longish hair and a droopy moustache.
Had super buttered toast for tea, and rang up Anya about the first-form party tomorrow. I've had this marvellous idea for a party game – identifying pop-stars!! Chump helped me to cut out 16 in all.
Discussed a dog at dinner. I think Ma’s coming round to the idea.