Shopping on a cold day

It’s another cold day today. When we set out for Sainsbury’s this morning, the forecast was for 1°C but with a “feels like” of -1°C and it certainly felt that cold out in the street. The sun was shining brightly and walking on the sunny side of the street helped a little.

The Farmers’ Market
The Farmers’ Market

At the risk of boring you with scenes I have photographed before, I will show you this small collection as I am uncertain whether we will venture out again today.

Chapel Market
Chapel Market

The main market was operating too though the number of stalls present is still less than in the market’s pre-pandemic glory days.

Christmas trees appear
Christmas trees appear

The one novelty is that the plant merchant, after a long absence, turned up today with a cargo of Christmas trees. This is a signal that the Christmas “season” has begun – commercially speaking, at least.

In Sainsbury’s, we each sped off to collect our individual lists of items. I had difficulty locating some of mine and had to ask staff to direct me. In the meantime, Tigger completed her list and sent me a text that she was already at the checkout. She seems to become faster each week. At this rate, she will one day finish before we have started!

Passing through the market
Passing through the market

After Sainsbury’s, I hurried ahead to through the market to Mercer’s to buy our coffee. The market didn’t seem all that busy and many of the people were simply walking through and not buying anything. Perhaps this is just an expected seasonal downturn.

We returned home, tarried a while over our coffee and then put away our purchases. In a while we will have lunch and decide how to spend the rest of the day. I rather think we will be staying at hime but with Tigger, sudden inspiration is always on the cards!

About SilverTiger

I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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