xmas ghost town part 1

It's boxing day.  People have descended in their thousands onto the shopping areas of the city.  It's the sales!  Less than half price.  Quick, grab what you can.  It is also the time to return those Christmas gifts that were not quite 'right' for the receiver.

Yesterday though, just like last Christmas before it, the shopping centres were ghost towns.  I remember taking a walk through a popular shopping area in east London.  The only people I saw were the homeless, emergency services personnel, and of course people in Starbucks.  

Having said that, every year now, more and more places are staying open through Christmas.  It's only a matter of time before it's just another day.


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