I'm Randal from Aylesbury. I've been Qyping since 19-11-2008
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4 Hamilton Place, Mayfair, London W1J 7BQ
30-11-2008 (updated on 16-04-2009)
This is a very distinguished society that anyone working in, or with an interest in anything of the aviation field and engineering should become associated with. It is a central organisation with links to many different information sources from around the world and membership enables you to tap into a wealth of the latest data and knowledge from the world of aeronautical engineering. There are a variety of different levels of membership and they do publish a regular magazine for all members on a monthly basis. It can also work a little like an old boy’s network for careers in the industry.
4 Friars Square, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 2SP
My wife shops here for quite a lot of her lingerie because she like the colours and fabrics that they use. Everything is also designed to be just that bit more feminine and perhaps a little sexier than some of the more run of the mill stuff you might get from marks and Spencers. Some of their sales are particularly good when they have had sets on offer or an offer of 3 knickers for £8 tec. The only issue I’ve heard about with La Senza is that some of their sizing ranges are quite limited and tend to be on the smaller size, not catering for the bigger woman.
High Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 1ST
OK, if I ever want a really decent set of shoes, this is the place I go. I was always impressed that Clarks always took the time to correctly measure your feet, not just the length, but also the width as well.
Then they would bring out a shoe that always seemed to fit me like a glove. All leather, leather soles, whatever. They were always very comfortable. I’ve had 3 pairs from here now and each pair has lasted me for ages.
They are all well made and still very comfortable to walk in.
43 Friars Square, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 2SP
Located in one of the shopping centres in Aylesbury this is a very cheap place to get shoes from. It is a little bit like a mini Brantano where all the shoes they have are out on display for you to try on.
I’ve been here a few times to get new school shoes for the kids when they have gone back to school and have been really impressed at how little they cost and also how long they seem to last.
The only problem is that you basically have to do your own measuring and fitting which can be a pain when you are trying to kit out the kids.
Station Way, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 2HX
This is a large Morrisons in Aylesbury near the railway station. I’m not sure what it is about Morrisons, but people who shop here really praise them. Their veg and fruit is always very fresh and lasts for ages and they do have some great offers ion once in a while.
They are not the cheapest supermarket around, but they do have some very nice products. I was after some vitamins supplements for the family and someone said to go here because Morrisons were the cheapest.
I did some research myself and did find that fact to be true. No more going to the other supermarkets of Boots for vitamins.
13-19 Buckingham Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 2LA
This is really a very small Sainsbury and very hidden away behind some buildings. So you wouldn’t really know it was there unless you noticed the small sign in the road. I generally like Sainsbury for the odd thing, and I often go here for their cuts of meat.
For some reason they do seem to be tastier with less fat on them than some of the meat available from the other supermarket chains. It also looks like they are starting to fight back to gain their market share again with all of the recent TV advertising and Jamie Oliver everywhere.
Every so often you notice some of the offers in store are really good value.
3 Vale Retail Park, Vale Park Drive, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 1DH
A complete sports warehouse full of sports gear for just about every sport. When I was after some new training shoes and the kids needed some as well, I came here because they had a vast choice and range of styles.
What was really impressive was that the assistants here took an interest and enquired about what sort of sport we were intending to wear the shoes for. Never really thought about it before, but of course you have different types of shoes for different sports. So they proved to be very helpful in enabling us all to get the correct type and fit of shoe.
27 Westgate, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1NU
With all the fuss about slave labour and Primark’s involvement I thought that people would stop shopping here for clothes and home items. But they still go and shop here in their droves.
The clothes in Primark are really cheap and reasonably well made and the cost is such that if the item fails then it is probably cheaper to just buy a new one. In these days of economy, Primark is still a market leader for competitive value.
Their bargain towels can’t really be beaten for the price. Perfect value for anyone on a tight budget.
Between Towns Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 3LR
Matalan does have some really good bargains for clothing and home items. I’ve been here a few times to buy designer jeans because I couldn’t believe how cheap they were when I first saw them.
At first I thought they were just on sale, but later found out that no, that was their standard price. They also have some very stylish woman’s clothing and the children’s clothing is also ideal because it is cheap – very good for a growing family and kids going back to school.
The wife also recently bought a very nice ski jacket from Matalan which was an absolute bargain.
Vale Park Drive, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 1EA
The good old orange sign of the DIY haven. I like shopping around B&Q because they have so many diverse areas that they cover in DIY.
I also recently found out that their website is also particularly useful with loads of 'How to do’ articles detailing step by step how do tackle many DIY jobs around the home. This particular store is quite large and gets very busy over the weekend.
The only real gripe I have though are the long queues that’s seem to be ever present every weekend at the checkouts. No other DIY store I go into seems to have the same problem, so why does B&Q?
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