Getting to know some independent retailers, and a trip to the museum.
Such a clever format! I love the ratings! And it’s good to know you’ve had some success with the blind-date-book thing! It seems like too big a risk to me (mostly because my apt is so small & I don’t have space for more books)!
Who doesn't love a day of shopping, especially when it comes to stationary. Literally before reading this I posted to Notes the gift I was given yesterday - a new pen! And now I obviously need to go out and buy myself a new notepad or two .... 😏
Exploring a place where you have no real expectations and then discovering wonderful and surprising things about it is the best. Thank you for sharing your day with us Rebecca!
Any town with an independent bookshop is on my bucket list. Must investigate. Thanks for another delightful post, which I discovered today was spelled deliteful until the 1500s. 😃
Amazing what you can find when you're not searching for it... like your very own Narnia! I absolutely love the How Novel idea too! What a find! 😊
Happy, happy sigh. Yes, we are most definitely similar souls. I want to Be there!!! But then, I could help you fill in a glorious couple of hours in my own little village. I was showing a new neighbour around yesterday and we had such fun. Being appreciative of the things around us is such a Joy. But oh wow, you have really made me want to visit the delightful little town of Tring. Thanks SO much for sharing. 😃🤗😘🥰
I felt like I was shopping with you! And those mystery books👀! I’m normally a tourist in my own town when the grandkids come for a visit. They love browsing our two antique stores to look for treasures, visiting our local grocery (small and family-owned vs. a big box store), and climbing the grand oaks in town square.
You had me at Stationery and Art Supplies. Writing paper, cards, pens...
I'm even with you in the Recycled Clothes shop (love the skirt).
And then the Bookshop - Mystery Books fascinate me and I'm off to our indie bookshops next week to see if they have caught up with this trend. It's rather exciting really - unwrapping slowly, wondering, wondering...
And the Ironmonger's, we call them General Stores here and they are as rare as hen's teeth. I love finding one - an Aladdin's Cave. Peculiar to smaller towns which makes them all the more special.
This is just the loveliest post - I felt as if I walked with you, a real journey of discovery.
And well done, Rebecca, for not getting lost! Go you!
My first stop when I go anywhere is the stationery and art supply shops! This was a lovely jaunt - thank you!
There is nothing more delightful than meandering through a new town and discovering hidden gems. It’s that little bit of joy when you push open the door to an independent shop not knowing what you’ll find. 💫🙏
I love this, Rebecca! I love all of your writing. This captures the essence of what I love to do most when I travel- wander and be in wonder. And discover! And I have found that it is as easy to do with an open mind in a town near home as it is to do in a far flung destination.
Thanks for sharing your adventure. I agree with Jillian, I liked your rating system.
Ah what a lovely day! I described my current city to someone as always feeling like you’re on vacation, in the summer, and this has reinforced my plans to uphold that. I did a circuit of shopping yesterday, but not quite so lovely as yours - errands, mostly, but I did have lunch at a local seasonal place and it was great.
Your rating system is excellent!
Rebecca, your storytelling is captivating. It seems like you appreciate life in a way many have lost touch with. This makes me want to pay more attention in my own adventures in my day-to-day. ☺️
This was a fun read! You like the same things as I do.
"Being a tourist in our own town? " Love this and has me thinking. :) Loved reading this today. Thank you for sharing.
Wonderful to wander with you! And those illustrated mystery book covers are perfect.