Celia will recognise the scenario: go for a walk that includes a visit to a place with small, independent shops; stop in those shops and see a dress/shirt/cardigan you like; try it on; buy it; return from your walk with a new addition to your wardrobe. However, I have added a new twist. The shop is in Maghera, a small town not far away, so when we returned there to buy groceries, I went back to the shop, Allie Mae, to take a second look at two more items I had seen, and I bought them too. The shop will soon have a website and be selling via shopify, so if you want to look at the stock, sign up here.
Not all walks end in shops. Walks around Cousin’s are entirely retail free. It was warm and sunny this morning when Westie Boy, Poppy and I followed out usual route to the end of the road and back.
Dizzy is the most self-assured cat I have ever met. On Friday he hopped into K’s car, and she only found she had a passenger when she stopped for petrol. Returned to base, he was totally relaxed about the experience.When Poppy, who really does not know her own strength, and first thing in the morning is a high energy bouncing creature, barged into the back kitchen where the cats had spent the night, Smudge slipped agilely passed her into the garden, Dizzy, continued to lie on the mat soaking up the morning sun, just turning his head to regard his big friend. Nothing fazes him. Absolutely nothing.