Today, I popped into Croots on the way back from filling up the wash liquid bottles in Wirksworth. I was VERY EXCITED to do some food shopping. No, not just for the local fresh peas for podding (ah, summer pleasures)... Not even for local pressed single-variety apple juices in glass bottles (though those are good too!)... Because...... I got to use my new shopping/picnic basket!
I have ALWAYS wanted one of these, I mean, since I was about three years old and being told off for running off with mum's. I finally found one, really cheaply in the wooden toy shop opposite Traidlinks where we get our laundry stuff refilled, locally made (in Cromford) and so lovely! I am a little bit *too* excited, I'll admit it.
The little basket was basically me getting carried away - but it will be so useful for harvesting berries and stuff, right? If I ever get it back from the children... Perhaps that's why my mum never liked me playing with hers...
I tell myself I need all the smiles I can get this week.