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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Out and about, window shopping.

One of the memories I have of my childhood is going window shopping; something I'm sure no one does these days.  My family would go to town, at night, usually a Friday night from what I remember, and walk the town looking at the displays in the shop windows.  At the end of the day's trading in preparation for viewing by window shoppers that night, shop assistants would have artistically placed the latest trending items across the floor space in front of the shop doors.  No huge display windows then.   Ah, what a nostalgia trip!


But what is the pertinence of this to today's blog you may ask.  Well, I consider these window shopping outings to be the cause of my browsing disease.  These days I window shop inside the store and in broad daylight, but the outcome is the same: no money spent but ideas gained.

So, this week, when I was on a mission to find a car wash, (I'm new to this town and not yet familiar with the lie of the land.) I found myself in Freedom ... might just have a look through here since I don't have the correct change for the car wash, I thought.  And I soon realised I was in Linda heaven.  You're familiar with my friend Linda's obsession with pineapples.  Well, it seems pineapples are IT at the moment.  Certainly, that's the case in Freedom.  I was surrounded by all things pineapple.

Beautiful pink pineapple cushions



and pink single pineapple cushions


and a fantastic mustardy colour, my favourite,


 

and there was bright yellow as well (No photo, but I'm sure you can imagine).  Pure Linda heaven!

And then I spied this


Not the clearest  photo, sorry. And there were ceramic pineapples and plastic pineapples.

I walked out empty handed, but after my urgent text to Linda, 1400kms away, there's no way possible that she'll walk out not looking like Blondie after a shopping spree.  Remember Dagwood and Blondie?  Ah, another nostalgia trip!

Is there anyone anywhere who still goes window shopping?

Or anyone anywhere who can compete with my friend Linda's pineapple obsession?

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