Christmas shopping

I am a terrible shopper.  Well, at least, that is what my wife says.  I actually think that I’m rather an expert in the field.  What is clear to me is that my wife an I have differing opinions on what ‘shopping’ actually means.

For me, ‘shopping’ is an efficient process.  You’ve already given some advance thought as to what you want to buy.  You know where you’re going to get it, and you know how much it’s going to cost.  The act of shopping is little more than a collection exercise.  Short.  Surgical.  Precise.  Not stressful.

My wife’s interpretation seems a little different.  Around this time of year, we usually go ‘shopping’ together.  The planning has been little more than ‘this is the list of people we must buy presents for’.  The result is seemingly endless meandering from shop to shop, browsing, picking up and putting down.  This is not enjoyable.  It is stressful, and I don’t like it.

That said, the photograph I am sharing today reflects some of my happier shopping memories.  It was taken at Galeries Lafayette in Paris.  Other than a jolly nice lunch, I don’t think we bought anything.  Shopping heaven.

Nikon D90 | Sigma 10-20mm | 10mm | 1/60sec @ f9.0

Retail therapy?

Retail therapy?

PS I love my wife


4 thoughts on “Christmas shopping

  1. Andrea

    Nice photo! I just got that lens for Christmas and am really excited to start using it. Thanks for posting your photo details as well!

    1. rickharwood Post author

      You must have been a good girl for Santa to bring you such a nice gift! Enjoy! It’s a really good lens, and I’m sure that you’ll get some really photographs using it.


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