Imagine next Sunday March 6th to be a beautiful early spring day…there is no wind, no rain (I can dream!) and I have 2 very large shopping bags that can fit 51 items in. This is my personal shopping bag / Heaton Moor market supermarket sweep daydream…
I would choose a plant from https://www.pargardens.co.uk/ my favourite pie from http://www.allaboutpies.co.uk/ to go alongside samosas from http://www.alams.co.uk/ and fat olives from https://www.facebook.com/delishshops/.
I need a present for my friend. I should find something beautiful here https://vintagelovebytrine.co.uk/ or maybe a candle https://www.scentsandsolace.co.uk/ or a cushion https://www.kitschrepublic.co.uk/ or commision a painting! https://kate-obrien-art.myshopify.com/
My stomach is rumbling and more specifically rumbling for cake and dessert – yum! https://www.thebrownieowl.co.uk/ & https://marmalady.co.uk/ & https://www.facebook.com/RosiaBakery/ and https://www.sicilianbites.co.uk/ or https://www.sticky-toffee-jo.com/
OK, focus…I need cheese https://www.facebook.com/justgratecheese/ and chutney https://www.fatjax.com/ and fresh bread https://www.facebook.com/artisaneLiverpool/ with some zhoug to heat things up https://www.instagram.com/delionthego_/?hl=en and hot sauce https://worldfamoushotsauce.co.uk/ to accompany my scotch egg https://www.facebook.com/ssseuk/
Making excellent progress here. What next? Drinks! Start with a barista coffee to fortify me on my shopping spree https://www.extremecoffee.co.uk/ with loose tea to take home https://tigerteaco.co.uk/ and a bag of coffee beans https://www.bspokecoffeehouse.co.uk/ But we’ll need a nice bottle of Italian wine for later https://vinobuono.co.uk/ with a gin and tonic for an aperitif (obvs!) https://www.moorhengin.com/
Talk of wine has put me in mind of sorting out my evening meal, next stop https://www.cheadlefarm.co.uk/ and https://www.facebook.com/Haycroftmeadow/ for meat, https://greekoliveoildirect.com/ for olive oil and home grown mushrooms. Then on to peruse a choice of sauce from https://africa-als.co.uk/
My nephew’s birthday is on the horizon, I’m sure to find something with https://www.borntobewildchild.com/ or maybe from https://www.instagram.com/themoonandthebee/ along with a handmade toy https://www.facebook.com/crochetboutiqueuk/ and a card from https://www.flamingopaperie.co.uk/web/heatherthorpe
Never forgetting to treat myself! https://www.kalawalshceramics.co.uk/ maybe signing up for one of her courses and talking of courses, I love pasta…https://www.nonnateresa.co.uk/
I lost one of my favourite earrings the other day, therefore essential shopping is buying a replacement pair because, well, just because…https://www.beautifullyboho.co.uk/ and https://www.facebook.com/thecraftcroft/ Oooh just noticed handmade notebooks https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/EtLibri and a bag for my sister https://www.wildatheart.online/bags
My bags are getting heavy now, shopping is not for the fainthearted! It’s a good bicep workout carrying shopping and to prove it I shall buy a granite set of coasters from https://www.chiselledfeatures.co.uk/ then gently nudge a handpainted bottle in next to them from Mary at Daisy Designs and in a seperate bag, as I cannot resist, a print from https://audrinka.art/
Quick stop and sniff at https://www.rootsveganskincare.co.uk/ for a new shampoo bar and it is most definitely time for an ice-cream https://www.exclusivescoop.co.uk/ where the hardest decision is ‘which flavour?’
Last but not least, time for a sit down and bite to eat. Now then…https://www.thecheshirebakehouse.co.uk/ or truffle fries from https://www.artisam.co.uk/ or maybe both? Or pizza https://www.facebook.com/CrescentCateri1/
Time to retreat, eat, have a cup of tea and admire my purchases in the gardens of https://www.stpaulsheatonmoor.org.uk/ where they offer ‘Tea in the Garden’ or go and admire the amazing array of dogs meandering through https://www.heatonmoorpark.co.uk/ Which reminds me, I need a new dog lead, good job https://www.barkleyandfetch.co.uk/ are at the market and I could treat him to a pup cake (my dog is 15…) https://www.thedogcakeco.com/, I think I need to go back…..and wait a minute, I think I missed supporting the table raising money for The Scouts Jamboree. That’s it then, I definitely need to go back and there may be more than 51 items in these bags…..