Well you can take the girl out of her suburb but you can’t keep her away from her old local shops. I tried, I really did. I tried to like my new shopping centre but not being able to park underground because the VW is too high and missing my lovely shops meant I was back there today. It’s only been 2 weeks in the new house but I was really missing my old haunts. And I can never find anything in my new Coles. All over the place. And I’m walking back and forth – retro daddy knows it better than I do.
So today I indulged in a little retail therapy…….for the kids at Okaidi (each got a new outfit for church) and it does wonderful things for the spirit. Shhhhh don’t tell retro daddy….I like to sneak them in and then suddenly they are wearing new clothes and I wait for the compliments from him. Works for me too. No one gets hurt. I mean would you look at elodie’s little outfit. Matching stripey tights. So frenchy. Hopefully she starts walking so I can buy her some mary janes to complete the look.
And a little less expensive were some treats for myself. The latest Family Circle which some great knits including Debbie Bliss and Paton’s including some for baby boys which I almost bought the pattern book for this week. A block of the latest Cadbury’s chocolate I hadn’t seen before which is full of jelly crunchie bits. Say no more. I’m pregnant. I deserve it. And a number 1 mum cookie just because……I’m obviously the number 1 mum in this house!
I also ran into 3 mum’s I knew which I loved because I never run into anyone I know at our new shops. I’ll try, I’ll keep trying to like my local shops…………..but don’t make me stay away from my old shops forever.