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The Thursday Five

I didn’t do last week’s Friday Five because I barely had time to breathe on Friday, never mind sit behind a computer and actually think of some answers to the questions. Anyway, it’ll be business as usual tomorrow hopefully, but in the meantime here’s last week’s:

1. Do you like to shop? Why or why not?

I don’t mind it. Sometimes I enjoy a bit of retail therapy, particularly when music shopping, but at other times it can be a chore. I guess it depends on the shop – I enjoy shopping more in shops where I can actually find what I want.

2. What was the last thing you purchased?

This morning I bought a 500ml bottle of Lilt, a chicken and bacon sandwich and a copy of The Guardian. The first two have been consumed but the latter hasn’t yet been read.

3. Do you prefer shopping online or at an actual store? Why?

Depends. Online shopping is good because you can have several stores open at once, and don’t feel pushed into buying things. On the other hand, sometimes I like to browse around a shop to find things that are on special offer, for example. Generally I would only shop online if I wanted something specific. I have ordered groceries online before but I got free delivery in that case – I probably wouldn’t do it again because I don’t want to pay extra.

4. Did you get an allowance as a child? How much was it?

It started at 50p when I was… erm… some years old, and went up to £7 by the time I reached 18. Now I just get loans from the government.

5. What was the last thing you regret purchasing?

I bought a 3CD Limited Edition CD set of the latest ‘Euphoria’ instalment for £13, but I’m not that impressed with it. Hopefully I’ll like it more once I’ve got into it but it seemed a little boring when I listened to it for the first time.

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