America or UK? Hmmm…

Went to Reading to do a little shopping on Saturday. I needed to visit a craft supply store, so Neil drove me to an area outside of town that seemed like a surreal American-ish shopping plaza. I was both at home and slightly confused by this cluster of mega-stores. It kind of felt like it had all been constructed as an American style movie set of a shopping area, but didn’t get it 100% right.
It was close enough for me, and after I snapped the following few quick pics for my friends and family to see, I immersed myself in craft and office supply bliss. No, I didn’t go to McDonalds. I didn’t go there for more than the very infrequent breakfast when I did live in the US, so I don’t exactly have any cravings to satiate here. (I will note that most McD’s here don’t look like this one. Most are fitted into existing buildings due to a lack of town real estate, so this one is exceptionally American looking.)
StaplesMcds
Toysrus
Crafty
Anyway, the trip to Reading was pretty good. (If there had been an Old Navy and a Taco Bell in the shopping plaza above, I would’ve been in heaven…) Had some killer nachos at a cool restaurant called The Slug and Lettuce in town, bought a few little bits and bobs around the high street, and managed to purchase a staple gun at Hobby Craft. All in all a decent day.

smooches~
jEN

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2 thoughts on “America or UK? Hmmm…”

  1. I really wish there would of been a Taco Bell there for you… it looks like it would of fit in perfect. I’m glad there wasn’t a Target there. (I’m being selfish… then what would we do when you come home. 🙂

  2. Yeah- Target would be too much. (It would rock- but would be almost wrong here… 😉 though it would’ve been perfect placement in that shopping area.) I can’t wait to get back there and shop it with you! And that they’ve put in an onsite Starbucks- oh my! 🙂

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