Over the years, we've spent a great deal of time wandering back and forth. Recently though we haven't. I don't know why.
This arvo Goosey, DD and I went up the road. Our mission to get Goosey a pair of shoes.
We had a ball. We caught up with all the shops owners on the strip with cries of "You've got another one! Look at him!" "Look at Goosey, she's so big and her hair is so long." "Corinne, I've missed you" ( the last one from the owner of my favourite dress shop, is it bad she knows me by name?)
I'd forgotten how nice it was to go and 'visit' so close to home. No big shopping centre. How we could kill a few hours happily in our 'hood. Run into friends and neighbours. Shopkeepers and locals. We're pretty lucky really. The shops are great, but it's the sense of feeling part of something and having good people around us that is special.
|In a flash my companion had finished her drink and was off chatting to the cafe owner.|
|"Mum, I want that cake for my birthday"|
|Trying on shoes is a serious business.|