So yesterday we went to park, and today I popped into town. I had planned to wander down to the coastal park too, but by the time we finished purusing through the shops, feet were aching and I, certainly, had a yen to get back home. Rye seemed ready to come home too. It was quite a successful shopping trip:
First stop the yarn shop. It's small, but wow, stuffed to the rafters with wool. Not bad prices either, I thought. The wool in the photo is 100% wool, 100g DK and it was £3.89 a ball. I also picked up a 2.5mm crochet hook and a row counter. The counter I specifically picked up because I'm crocheting a dress for a GP mama, for her daughter, and well, hopefully it will make keeping track of the rows a lot easier.
Then I was lucky enough find a couple of jumpers for Rye in the YMCA charity shop for 99p each:
While searching for glitter, and failing to find a store that sold the stuff, I spied the Age Concern charity shop and decided to have a nosy and found this pumpkin costume for £2.99:
Rye of course wanted to try it on once we were home and I didn't argue. :-)
I wandered past a butchers too and noticed them selling free range chickens for £4! They had some lovely sausages too, so I picked up a chicken for the freezer and 4 sausages. I think I'll roast the chicken on Sunday. I had taken sandwiches and a bottle of drink with us, but it was quite chilly in town and I really wanted a coffee, so I decided to treat Rye to a doughnut at a cafe. Bloody hell though, doesn't anywhere sell bog standard coffee.. it's all cappacinos, americanos etc at exhorbiant prices, I was so shocked I bought myself a can of pop instead... even so a can of pop, a tiny carton of smooth for Rye and a ring dought cost £3.10! Daylight flipping robbery!
On the upside, I did receive a call on my mobile from a lady looking for a childminder, she'd seen my details on the website. I couldn't really hear her though, (I think I need to replace my mobile), so just said I was out at the moment and if it was ok I would call her back this evening around 5pm. She said she'd call me, so wait and see. Nice to get an enquiry, even if it doesn't come to anything.