Friday, 28 August 2020

Shopping trip


I wouldn't normally write a blog post about a shopping trip but these aren't normal times. We have our groceries and medicines delivered to our home and anything else we need or want is ordered online. Following last week's upsetting trip into town, yesterday we decided we'd head to a nearby shopping outlet and hopefully have a bite to eat while we were there. It's something we used to like to do and it's fair to say not going out and being stuck at home is giving hubby cabin fever. At least I can look forward, if that's the right word to having lunch at the hospital once a week and chatting with nurses and other patients. It was a nice trip out for hubby.

As it turned out the place was well organised with the new regulations in place, most customers and all of the staff wore face coverings and although I definitely do feel vulnerable it turned out alright. I found what I wanted and that was some new placemats. I've managed to ruin my old ones by watering my plants placed on our dining table and they've had to find a new home in the utility room. I'd bought the tablecloth online and these placemats are perfect. I also impulse bought a new duvet set with bees, I couldn't resist it as I like bees. Lunch was quite nice, I had a chicken and ham pie with new potatoes and vegetables and hubby had scampi and chips.



 My plants now in our utility room




12 comments:

  1. It's nice to know that you managed to have a trip out which hubby enjoyed. Your lunch sounds good and I like the new place mats and coasters, the tablecloth looks nice too :)

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    1. I'd read about the procedures the store have put in place which sounded good to me and to be honest it's the type of place that is popular with the older generation who are more cautious. I'm pleased with the placemats which had a further ten per cent off at the till which was a bonus. I like the tablecloth and I've ordered another in red for Christmas :)

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  2. I'm glad this trip was more successful for you. Love the bees duvet set. X

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    1. It was a much more pleasant shopping experience. I didn't really need a new duvet set but I liked the bees on this one and why not treat myself :)

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  3. Well done on braving the shops. I sort of can here, but it is on the smaller side of big places in Melbourne & we nearly always see a few peoople we know & although it has grown since we moved here in 2004, it's still not a BIG metro type area. We are in Stage 3 lockdown whereas Melbourne are in Stage 4. The placemats are very nice & your houseplants certainly look healthy. Take care, stay safe & hugs.

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    1. This place is under one roof and we checked before we went there that all safety measures were in place which they were. There was a separate entrance to the cafe and tables well spaced apart. One way system around the store, all staff wearing masks or visors and they were taking card payments only. We didn't encounter any problems so we were quite happy. It was a nice change from sitting at home. Take care and stay safe x

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  4. From Ann via Bloglovin'

    Very pleased you got out on a shopping trip that went well. Everywhere seems to be trying to open and be 'normal', although I don't want the 'normal' is at the moment (I don't think any of us do).

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    1. The new normal is very strange indeed, it takes a lot of getting used to. This place has put a lot of measures in place but I doubt everywhere and everybody is so thoughtful which is worrying. Like everyone else I wish it was all over.

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  5. I'm glad you found the shopping centre well organised. Guidelines are in place for a reason and establishments should be enforcing the rules, not turning a blind eye when people disregard them. I love your new bedding set, bees seem to be the in thing at the moment.

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    1. This place was very well organised, even the cafe took my name and phone number for track and trace purposes. Just hope it won't be needed or my treatments will be in jeopardy. I felt as safe as I could be.
      I bought a blouse covered in bees last year, even more chuffed that I was born in Manchester where the bee is their emblem :)

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  6. Sometimes a small getaway is just what we need to refresh us mentally. And a little shopping plus lunch is a big treat these days! 💖

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    1. The trip out was a treat and the meal was nice, a big treat just as you say.

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