First to Aldi above in Clonee - I reckon this is a first for county Meath though I'm open to correction.
Aldi opened last month 50 yards up the road from Lidl. So I couldn't do one without the other.
(Shame they didn't have any boxes of socks - these sports socks had to do)
Then onto Power City, trying to maintain the air of festive frivolity
Near Power City in the Coolmine Industrial Estate was Coolmine Decor. Bit trickier here as its only a small shop and the woman kept following me around asking me if I needed any help
Oh dear - more festive violence
Then I popped into Hickeys Pharmacy on the way home. Again, more staff than customers and I reckon they're all on commission
And then finally across the road to Dunnes in Ongar
I'll probably get a comment about this one telling me I shouldn't make fun of people who stammer, it's a terrible affliction etc etc. Believe me, I've been taken to task over it before. So just to make it absolutely clear, the joke is on me, all right, not on anybody else who stammers and might write poetry too!