I am not one of those women who has the Black Belt in shopping but I did hit a few stores while we were in York despite school ending at three thirty-four o’clock and the stores closing at five.. some of them at six during the week. In York a lot of stores are in old buildings that give them a certain atmosphere that I like.
What I DO like is to browse the little specialty storesOn Saturday Peter Rabbit was trying to attract customers to the Beatrix Potter store.
Another store I stumbled upon, not knowing it was there, was Kath Kidston. I have seen a ot of her stuff in interior decorating magazines but never been in one of the stores.
On Saturday the streets were so crowded it wasn’t much fun walking around. We were pleased just to find a restaurant that had seating available for lunch. And there was time for showing what we had purchased! 😀
The absolute coolest find ( it wasn’t mine)was this purse made out of recycled plastic and a car seat belt! Talk about environmentally friendly shopping!
On our way there we saw this guy all painted up keeping still as a statue!
After walking the crowded streets and eating in a noisy, packed reataurant it was nice to get on the train and read the newspaper and knit an couple of rounds (almost the only rounds I did while being away).