Diary of a happy shopper!

Hello friend! My name is Layla Thompson. I’m a regular person like you… I love acquiring…., erm… simply shopping! Just as you may think, I shop for the fun of it… it’s a physical exercise, social activity, treat, entertainment, escape zone etc. And grabbing good stuff at discount prices? That is what I call rewarding! It’s fascinating how much you can save when you ‘wise up’ and shoot at those appetizing bargains. Yes, that’s me; exactly what I enjoy! I look out for the best market offers, grab as necessary, and move on to the next new thing! Some friends ask me if I’m born to shop. Well, an emphatic YES will follow that. Shopping is delightful, end of story!

I welcome you to my space where you get hot gist on shopping, shopping trends, best deals, down deals, great products, discount zones etc. Stay connected!!!


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Posted on August 25, 2013 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s the best one-month-long summer sale of the year ever!

Get in EARLY for the best deals & best selection of your favourite items!

Save more! Choose from our incredible collection featuring the finest of:

- Books from renowned Nigerian authors

- Mainframe Opomulero Movies

- Music from leading Nigerian artists

- Household and fashion accessories from Nigerian designers… and pens, mechanical pencils, games, T shirts, table cloth/ runner /mats, toothbrushes, sandals, key rings/key holders, pouches, folders, bags, bracelets etc. all at reduced prices for your clearance!

And introducing the new Milton Travel Mate Insulated Food Pack: the perfect back-to-school gift for the young ones and great for adults alike!

The sales event will start on August 31 till September 30 2013, 12pm-9pm daily.

Venue is Freedom Park, former Broad Street Prison, (beside St. Nicholas Hospital) Lagos Island.

The sale is open to everyone so please feel free to invite friends and family.



The 2in1 Cut and Wash Chopping Board

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

You love cooking but… the thought of cleaning and chopping your vegetables weakens you. Now here is a helpful one- the 2in1 Cut and Wash Chopping Board. This one helps you take care of your vegetable business quicker and in an easier way than the plain chopping board. Designed with a cleaning drain basket with a pivoted two-way cutting/chopper blade, the chopping board enables you to shred all kinds of vegetables and fruits in your desired shape or size. You should really think of grabbing one in your next shopping.

Comfy flats to move about…

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Thinking of a more comfortable footwear to move freely about in? That’s a cool excuse for a new pair of shoes! Seriously, this is it… something really comfortable yet with a stylish touch is just what you need! And believe me, those funky plastic sandals that you carry about to replace your high-heels are not it. These total flat sole shoes are made of breathable leather and they come in a variety of colors- great for your formal or casual dressing.

DADA, Your Sales Are Killing Me!

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

There’s no mincing words that you ‘got me’ stuck already. Yes, I’m talking about the on-going sale event that DADA Stores is running. I must confess this is obviously an opportunity not to be missed! It reminds me of the Open Garage Sale Belongings hosted last Easter!

Here are some of the stuffs I got. I know I won’t use some of these items right away, but then I can’t miss this one-time-opportunity especially knowing that this stuff is going to come in handy eventually.

I got a few more other items in my purchased collection. But before you think ‘oh, she’s silly’- I won’t be surprised if DADA Stores runs out of stock before the end of its two-week end-of-the-year sales event. My many years of shopping experience shows that that’s just what happens with discount sales. So I always grab as much as I can on the spot; it’s really the best way to take advantage of the opportunity.


Ok, this is me being me… don’t think I’m nuts. Remember, I’m Layla Thompson and my hobby is acquiring! If you are still not convinced, try visiting some discount sales event this season and see your reactions!


Have a great day and a terrific time as we usher in the yuletide season- meanwhile, the craze continues for eleven more days. Not about me. I’m done here!





Posted on October 9, 2012 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you are left without a dime in your pocket to pay your way back home? Well, that will be my story shopping at the Westfield mall in Stratford, the official mall for the 2012 London Olympics!

It’s that embarrassing situation where you get to the train station and your oyster card blinks red so you can’t go through. And then you join the queue to top up your card and it’s not until it gets to your turn that you realized that you are totally out of cash! You dig into your purse, nothing; your pocket, nothing! The impatient moaning of those behind you on the queue jolts you back to consciousness and so like a child whose loaf of bread just got snatched by bingo, you walk away from the machine, yet without a clue on how to get back home!

You probably get the drift now. Okay, there I stand with loads of shopping bags yet without a pound in my pocket. Asking a passerby for money isn’t my thing. And with my hands full of heavy shopping bags, I don’t think I stand a chance for anybody’s consideration! I am disturbed. Then it hit me… I can return the long dress I picked up from the Indian shop! After all, it doesn’t sit well on my shoulders. On impulse, I march toward the shop.

But to my horror, a sign above the payment counter reads ‘no exchange or refund’. Oh, this silly sign! You didn’t seem to be up there when I came in here earlier, I thought to myself. Under normal circumstances, I would turn back but considering my present predicament, I urge on. I make my mission known to the guy at the till and he smiles at me telling me of their no exchange or refund policy. Goodness! If only this guy would just corporate… I wonder to myself ‘so this is it’, I might just start the long walk back home at this point. But trekking for one and a half hour with hands full of heavy shopping bags isn’t a cup cake. So I tell the guy that I didn’t see the sign at the time of purchase. Guy wouldn’t bulge rather he smirks even broader. That enrages me! So I launch into the tirade of pointing out to him that their so called policies should have been written on the back of their receipt; that they should have the sign in a more conspicuous area; that the policy is unfair because shops like H&M and Debenhams have decent policies that allow exchange or refund for up to twenty eight days after purchase. Guy isn’t moved. At this point however, my raised voice was beginning to attract other customers- just what I detest with passion; creating a scene anywhere! But at this point, it no longer matters to me. I just need to get back home somehow. So I brandish the two large bags filled with items I bought from there stressing how unfair to customers their policies are; not even a refund on a single item out of loads!

Two other customers come to my side and say whatever… the scene I didn’t want to create is happening before my very eyes! Then I thought to leave before a bigger crowd forms. As a last resort however, I lean slightly forward and promise the guy that the store had just lost a customer and that I’m sure many more would follow. I guess that did it! Perhaps not wanting to justify my ranting to other customers, the guy snatches the dress from me and instantly gives me a refund!

Now, that was unbelievable! But it did happen; I got some bucks to pay my way back home! Immediately, I hurried out of the store avoiding everybody’s eyes. Till I got home, I never looked back for any reason.


And the funeral did not end?

Posted on September 29, 2012 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

This quarter celebrates the release of a new book from the stables of DADA books with the release of the short story collection titled: The Funeral did not End. The publishers have emerged from a long delay, finally producing to the public, the collection of short stories by Sylva Ifedigbo.

As the book got presented to the public on Saturday, September 15, Ifedigbo expressed great joy knowing that his words would finally be felt by a wider audience out there. This means that people out there would get to know why ‘the funeral did not end’!

Packed in a handy 300 page book, the book offers a collection of 20 punchy stories, adroitly written by Sylva Nze Ifedigbo, a tempered writer who has successfully merged his penchant for social commentary with his capacity for observing that same society with a keen eye and a mind that understands perfectly well, how to negotiate the threshold where the profound meets the mundane.


Perhaps it would delight you to know that Sylva is a trained Veterinary Doctor from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, and now works in Corporate Communication. He is an award winning fiction writer and essayist, has written widely on Nigerian Socio-political issues both online and in the print media, and Next Newspaper and Daily Times have featured his by-line regularly. His novella- Whispering Aloud was published in 2008 by Spectrum Books Ibadan. The Funeral Did Not End, his second published book which has been long anticipated, is published by DADA books.


Thinking of laying your hands on a copy already? As you may well expect, copies are readily available at DADA Stores- 95, Bode Thomas Street, Surulere, Lagos. It’s even more delighting to know that the book is also in stock at Quintessence, Ikoyi; Terra Kulture, VI; Debonair, Yaba; Patabah, Surulere; Pharm Affairs, Ogudu; Unilag bookshop, Akoka; LASU bookshop etc.

Don’t let somebody tell you the story… get a copy and enjoy the flavor!