Friday, August 30, 2013

A Walk to the Shopping Centre

Looking out our sitting room window this morning, the beautiful pink rose that has been there since we arrived on Monday is still lovely!

We tried online grocery shopping with delivery early in the week (that's very common here), but not knowing what is available here versus what was available in the US and/or what some things are called, it made it hard to shop. So, we took a walk (well, technically I took a ride since Russ pushed me in my wheelchair) about 5 minutes from our home to the closest shopping centre which has a supermarket. We had been there earlier in the week and knew they had a good selection and are very reasonably priced.

So, here are some pictures from our walk to the shopping centre. This is heading down the sidewalk just outside our front door.

These lovely bushes with flowers are just down the sidewalk from our front door.

A tiny snail next to the brick wall

Gosh, all these trees sure clutter up Scotland. ;-) LOL!

Just a few minutes later, we turn onto this path and can see the shopping centre ahead of us.

Such a beautiful blue sky today!

We've arrived at the shopping centre.

I love the skylights in the shopping centre. The natural light is wonderful! Not only is there a supermarket, but a few other choices as well including the Pound Store (essentially a dollar store like in the US, but it's a pound store because the pound is the currency here), pharmacy, a couple of clothes stores, mobile phone stores, and I'm not sure what else.

We went into the supermarket and actually started by walking through all the aisles to see what was available. Then we made a meal plan for the next week and then walked through the store again to get what we needed.

Finished up our shopping and began the walk home. I adore these rock and brick walls that line the paths.

There's even a stream on our way home (all of this is within a 5 minute walk of our flat).

Had to take another picture of the stream because it's just so beautiful!!!!

Almost home and still not used to the fact that vehicles drive on the opposite side of the road.

Made it home and put away the groceries. Put a chicken and rice casserole in the oven after I first converted the required temperature from Fahrenheit to Celsius. Drank a cuppa tea with Damaris while watching Red Dwarf (a British sci-fi comedy). Ate some dinner and shared a Toblerone (OMG! Amazing!!!!) with Russ and Damaris for dessert. Finishing this post up and then I'm going to work on the knitting sock pattern that I'm currently designing.

That's it for today. Oh, I wanted to mention, Damaris and I co-host a weekly video podcast called Geeky Girls Knit. We recorded a new episode yesterday titled Episode 53 ~ In Which We Celebrate Our 1st Podiversary IN SCOTLAND! If you aren't interested in the whole episode, that's fine, but if you want to, you can fast-forward to 23:55 and watch through 48:58 to hear all about our travels and first few days here in Scotland.

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