It’s been busy around here of late, chores and posts are stacking up.
For one thing we zipped off down to Worcester to visit Mr Uphilldowndale’s Mum, whilst we were there she needed a hand with a few few DIY type tasks and domestic chores, this is following an operation to her foot, which has left her less mobile than usual.
Whilst my men folk busied themselves lagging pipes, fixing baths, taps and computers I set off into the town centre, somewhere I’ve not been for many a year. My mission was to find some sort of caddy or basket to fix to Mums walking frame** so she could tote a few things around the house with her, my search ended at Lakeland*, where I found a peg basket that, with the aid of a couple of cable ties fitted the bill perfectly.
I’m afraid I didn’t have the time to take many photos, but I felt I had at least to capture Pratley’s, a shop of a genre that is disappearing from the high streets of this country (the photos are from my phone, but better than nothing I suppose) .
Pratley’s is a glass and china shop,
in many ways the stock feels like it has been passing its life on the shelves waiting to become vintage china, cutting out the middle man, see first photo .
There isn’t as much stock in the shop as I remember, but that was a long time ago.
But it is still full of surprises
You are never quite sure of what you will find next
* feeling very middle aged, in that my ideal shopping destination is Lakeland….
** On the subject of walking frames, here is a photo from last summer, that I don’t think I ever posted: we were amused by the Le Mans style start of the walking frames at the nursing home where Mr Uhdd’s aunt was staying.