It’s OK dieters, you can breathe a sigh of relief, this post is not about chocolate.
Today is Market Day.
Actually every Saturday (and Wednesday) is market day here, but today we also have The Farmer’s Market, where exotic sweets, breads, cheeses and cakes are offered for sale at exorbitant prices amongst a variety of beautiful arts, crafts and paintings with too many zeros for me to count.
The High Street bore notices yesterday that all vehicles had to be removed by midnight under threat of towage to allow for the erection of stalls.
Hubby and I were up early as we had shopping to do, and knew that if we left it to our normal time, it would be bedlam on the roads.
The supermarket opened at 8am, and we were sitting in their car park along with a dozen or so other cars at ten minutes to.
By eight o’clock, there was a queue at the door (myself and trolley included) and the car park was almost full.
Although I didn’t have a list, we knew what we wanted, and even better where to find it, so miraculously we were in and out in fifteen minutes.
Cars were now queuing to get into the car park!
On the way home, Hubby nipped quickly into the other supermarket (5 minutes), and we came back through the back roads.
TPTB have put traffic lights up on the diversion route in an effort to keep queues to a minimum. They are set on a volume sensor rather than timer, and already drivers are jumping the lights and causing blockages as they cannot exit into the direction they want to go.
Temperatures as well as tempers are beginning to rise, so we shall be walking up later.
Today is due to be showery and thus a little cooler, but we have nothing to get now and so can enjoy the atmosphere as we do our usual ‘up one side down the other’ perusal and admire (or tut at) the many things we cannot afford.
A couple of years ago a boating friend got caught into forking out £9 for a small loaf of bread. He had engaged in conversation with a very pretty and delightful trader and didn’t have the
nerve heart to decline her wares.
I wondered if she was working on commission.