OK, so that man was John Lewis, and he didn't so much as take my money but have it forced upon him in return for this little bundle of joy!
Mum and Dad had fun in the sun with the kiddies, whilst hubby and I escaped to Bluewater and more specifically for me, the JL fabric and haberdashery department! I spent over an hour perusing the aisles and racks of fabric. I didn't go with anything specific in mind, but ended up with a lot of Love, heavy-weight cotton, some wonderweb and other bits that I couldn't resist. I'm happy!