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Argos and Waitrose

So…

Today was a busy day. We do not have class on Wednesdays (thankfully), but we do have productions to watch in the evening. The day started off with a late 1pm lunch (it was wonderful sleeping in until after 10am – definitely catching up on sleep!). I decided to have a simple lunch of a mozzarella and salami sandwich with some clementines for dessert. 

sandwich ingredients (minus the clementines, of course)

sandwich ingredients (minus the clementines, of course)

my delicious sandwich (yet to be toasted)

my delicious sandwich (yet to be toasted)

After lunch I got ready for my one-to-one session with Steven, to discuss adjusting to the program (and London). JJ, Notsile, and I went together to the Bayswater apartments since our time slots were one after the other. After searching for towels everywhere (the Brunswick mall, up and down the Bayswater streets, near Holborn underground), we finally found Argos, which looked like an electronics chain. Boy, were we wrong!

Apparently at Argos you search for the item you want to buy on a tablet. After choosing to buy the item you are asked for a “3-8 letter passcode (no numbers or symbols)” to either 1) enter at the Fast Track checkout, or 2) say out loud at the Pay & Collect counters. 

iPad to select a product

iPad to select a product

Fast Track - for online purchases

Fast Track – for online purchases

Pay & Collect - for in-store purchases

Pay & Collect – for in-store purchases

Lesson learned: even if the program implies that towels will be provided, BRING YOUR OWN TOWEL.

After stopping at Waitrose for more grocery shopping, we rushed home to drop off our stuff and get ready for tonight’s theatrical performance, War Horse. I bought the following items at Waitrose:

  • Cadbury hot chocolate
  • 2 packs of chocolate mousse (6 cups each) – AMAZING!
  • 1 bunch of clementines – deliciously sweet ‘easy peelers’
  • 1 box of Twinnings Warming Camomile & Spiced Apple Tea (20 bags)
  • 1 bottle of honey
  • 1 stick of President’s slightly salted butter
groceries

groceries

Finally ready to watch the play, we headed off to the New London Theatre to make our 7:30pm booking. Luckily it wasn’t raining, so I didn’t need my umbrella after all!

P.S. Please ignore the date stamps on the photos, I don’t know why they say “January 30” instead of “January 29”.

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