How was your weekend?
It was a bank holiday weekend here (3 day weekend), which we quickly learned was not the time to rely on public transit! On Sunday, we had planned to each buy all day bus passes – 8 pounds total so not an expense we want to repeat on a regular basis, but first walked down to the Cannon Park shopping area to visit the car boot sale that I’d seen advertised. Jeff was skeptical but there ended up being quite a few vendors selling women’s clothing and household items.
We managed to get a set of spatulas, potato masher, etc., electric tea kettle, a lamp, plates, and glasses for about 8 pounds! When we walked to the bus stop, we learned that the bus we needed to take back to our house-the 18A-doesn’t run on Sundays so we decided to walk a little farther to just catch the 11 to Costco and just take our car boot sale finds with us.
Costco isn’t open to the public like it is in the states, but only to certain professions such as police, solicitors, and luckily for us, those employed by the university. After a quick walk through, we purchased a membership and picked up frozen black bean burgers, salsa, tortilla chips, and a few other random items to help build back up our kitchen stores.
We did need to go home this time, so we again walked a ways to the stop where the (regular) 18 picks up to catch it back home. Of course, we just missed it and had to wait about 40 minutes before the next one came because of the limited Sunday schedule.
When we finally got home, I assured Jeff that we had 20 minutes or so before the next 18 would come and take us back to Coventry – where we needed to pick up our router that they wouldn’t leave on our front porch – and of course, make trip #3 to IKEA. As I was unloading our Costco groceries a few minutes later, I watched the 18 fly back past our house.
The post pick-up office closes at 4pm on Sundays and as it was not 3pm, we knew we weren’t going to make it and I would have to go back another day. We still took the 18, 40 minutes later again, to IKEA to get a few more essentials.
Jeff wanted to run to our local grocery store—Tesco—on the way back to get some eggs and beer and I wanted to use the internet for a few minutes so we got off the bus early and walked, again, over to Cannon Park, only to find everything in the building had closed a half hour earlier so we then had to walk back to our house.
We finally made it back and cooked a lovely dinner of chicken thighs and lentils with veggies. 25,000 steps later, we were both ready to veg out on the couch and watch a few episodes of The Mist, which luckily we had downloaded earlier from Netflix in preparation– eventually, we hope to get out and do a little more exploring instead of just busing and walking to get home goods/groceries!
Anyway, this is what I wore for our afternoon of running around – the PJ top trends is one of my favs and this one is from the Who What Wear collection last fall at Target. They just released a ton of new arrivals though, along with the new A New Day line online as well!
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