Started off spending an hour in Munro’s bookshop, wonderful place with great stock and extremely friendly and helpful assistants.

Craft market on in Bastion Square, bought some earrings and a dress. Mum very tempted by some reversible skirts. Stall full of nautical mobiles, statues etc that would look good in Erin’s bathroom. Heavy though, so sorry ,didn’t buy any!

Found a hat shop, crammed with headwear and staffed by 2 women dressed to the nines. Bought a red sun hat, and once again Mum resisted temptation, for the moment anyway .

On to the Silk Road tea shop where we bought a couple of tins. The Victoria Berry tea smells divine.

Round the corner into Chinatown and Mum and I had a Chinese lunch; scrummy! Alan went off to watch football in a bar; we are not interested in the World Cup, so Mum and I continued shopping.

I found some discounted NYDJ jeans in The Bay and Mum found a pretty top. Somehow she and the assistant started singing England Swings, how embarrassing! Made the assistant’s day though, or so she said!

After an icy fruit smoothie we revisited Tony’s Old Time Photographic Studio. 7 years ago we had a hilarious time getting photos done here, and I wanted more done with Mum. Turns out Tony has died but his wife is continuing alone, at least for a short while longer . Once again we had fun dressing up and pretending to be Victorian ladies taking afternoon tea. Such a sweet lady running the studio and we had a wonderful chat. She got quite emotional!


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2 thoughts on “Shopping!

  1. Sally Garrod

    Sounds like my sort of day. Shopping and doing something unusual – and no football! I love the story of Mum singing ‘England Swings’. We had to get it up on You Tube. Roger Miller of course.

  2. Claire

    Can’t wait to see those pics mum!

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