Tuesday, 10th April 2018 at 6:23 am 3 comments

I hate shopping. I go into town four times per year at the most, usually I manage to go only twice – once for Christmas things and once to pick up the whole year’s birthday presents in one trip. Anything I can’t find gets ordered online, though I do prefer to buy in person when it’s gift. I write a list then sort the items into the shops I have to visit, then plan the trip so I go in a circle then jump back on the bus to go home. I’m married to someone who likes to criss-cross backwards and forwards across town numerous times, making shopping an all day event. I try to avoid going to town with him 😀

But I need to learn to amble a little bit. I managed it yesterday and when I was halfway through my shopping, I strayed from my planned-with-military-precision list. I found a fab yarn shop, it’s been there for seven years and I’ve only just found it. I’ve just checked google maps, it’s exactly two miles from my house if I walk (2.8 miles by car, because of our silly road system). How did I not know about this place?! They have knit and natter sessions, I was told it’s not just for knitting, there are crocheters too and even a couple of people who don’t do anything, they come along to drink tea and just chat. And they stock Stylecraft yarn. MIJU Wools now have a new customer.

And just around the corner, I found Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre  I didn’t go in because I didn’t have time, but it’s on my list for next time.

I wonder what else I’m missing out on?

Must learn to amble.


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  • 1. tialys  |  Tuesday, 10th April 2018 at 9:55 am

    So are you signing up for the Knit & Natter sessions?

    • 2. MollyBean  |  Thursday, 12th April 2018 at 6:32 am

      Not yet, the times clash with other things I’m doing. I’d like to go at some point, I’ll see how my plans work out, maybe I’ll be able to rearrange things a bit.

  • 3.  |  Thursday, 19th April 2018 at 6:38 pm

    A woman after my own heart. I dislike shopping with a real passion so like you only visit town when I absolutely have too. Thankfully my hubby is a happy shopper so if really need anything he is usually happy to pick it up for me. Maybe I am missing out on some good craft and yarn shops too!


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