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Bedlam at Christmas.

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Bedlam at Christmas. As I walk out of the dusty and bleakly interiored station, I feel excited to be in Oxford Street. As it's the 23rd of December, I have opened the ultimate door of stress upon myself as I have to get all of my Christmas shopping done TODAY! The mood is quite surreal as the cold and snowy yet warm spirit of Christmas slightly lightens the, otherwise rude, obnoxious, and grumpy, every day shoppers. Where is she? I wonder to myself, frustrated. She always does this to me and we're on a time curfew. Jane, where are you? I gasp and turn around sharply as I feel an unpleasant nudge in my spine. I swing my arm round; ready to defend myself and someone grabs it! "Watch it girl! You nearly had my eye out!" she cockily warns me. "You! You're late miss!", I say with an annoyed but friendly grin on my face, pleased to see her. "Well come on then, 'slow coach", she bosses "Today, were gonna' shop 'till we drop!" ...read more.


"Look darling, if you don't get this deal for me then Ruby here is going to have to sack you as there are many other people waiting in line for this job. Once in a lifetime chance darling, remember that sweetie, chow". I look up at the beautiful Christmas sky once again, and I see the Christmas lights, sparkling and shining, bright and clear in the raining snow sky, stretched from one side of the street to the other. My eyes scan down and I see the elegant shop window displays that are only admired at Christmas. Thornton's, the best chocolate shop in the world is displayed immaculately as we drool over the dark and white, rich confectionary selections. Our mouths water as we smell the sweet addictive and entrancing aroma of The coco bean. As we pass Selfridges, there is a queue almost two hundred yards long, as we see scores of children scurrying around and making lots of noise, waiting impatiently to see Father Christmas. ...read more.


The 'Safe To Walk', man slowly fades from red to green and there is an urge among everyone to cross quickly. I hear the rhythmic click-clack of peoples' shoes and smile, appreciating the small, insignificant things in life, as I realize people take everything for granted. After we had been to about twelve shops, struggling with our heavy bags, we stop for lunch. Unfortunately, there is no rest for the wicked, as we scoff our McDonalds. We rush around like headless chickens as we look through the window of a caf´┐Ż and there and then the devious time starts our countdown. We have one hour left. We know we have to start thinking about making our way home, when suddenly, our fashion 'radars' are drawn to a gorgeous, old, and expensive vintage boutique. We completely dismiss the time and rummage around, admiring the voluptuous, wispy 1950s dresses and accessories. There was no way we could afford these very much desired essentials, but to prance and parade about in the 'Celebrity Gear' was a great time out from Oxford Street's manic traffic, unpredictable people and laughably expensive shops that is ........ Bedlam at Christmas! ...read more.

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