One of the things I love about commercialism is that things are now open more often than not. Don’t get me wrong there are a lot of things I love about commercialism – and a lot I don’t – but this has to be my favourite. I remember days when things used to be closed on Bank Holidays! Now it seems as if only actual banks close their doors and everywhere else is very happy to welcome customers.
Which is why over the Easter long weekend I spent Friday and Saturday shopping. Not just clothes shopping, though I did that too, but food shopping. In the markets local to me. There is something about buying fresh fruit and vegetables which makes me very happy.
As a child I loved eating raw cauliflower, a habit which has never left me.
I can’t actually remember the last time I saw a carrot with green hair!
I came home laden with bags full of fresh fruit and vegetables. Wandering my local streets was also a brilliant way to get to know my new area. After moving I have been very good at exploring the wilder parts of my new surroundings but have barely made it to the local town.
I now live in such a lovely area where everything has a very village-y feel. This morning I was woken to the sound of horses hoof beats outside my door!
Dinner last night was a feast of strawberries and grapes and hot cross buns. After all, it is Easter!