Saturday, December 3, 2016

Saturday 3rd December

Malton Food market - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en


Yesterday we went shopping in Malton, this is our third town within a few miles.  It has a large Asda and Morrison - joy(I am being sarky here) - for food shopping.  Noticed the other day Nelson, the person who lives on his acre of land with his sheep and hens, washing his wellies over the road at the stand tap and thinking bet he is off to Malton for a wander round Asda, as we had met him a couple of times doing just that.  The above photo is old Malton, we always arrive on the long straight road down to the station, lined with shops and you wonder how do they all make a living?
Morrisons was full, and we wandered down to Yates, large ironmonger to sort out some saucepans, one for cooking large mounds of spaghetti when the family arrive, the other for dyeing wool, something I haven't done for ages.
On our shopping trips we take Lucy, she just loves going out in the car, gently snoozing on the back seat, slightly affronted when she has to get out and walk!  One problem with this is that we both cannot go into some shops together and one of us wait outside with her.  She often draws smiles from passerbys and pats on the head from older people,  plumpness, shaggy coat and spotted legs are an unusual combination. We are still doing battle against the plumpness but she does love her food.....
Two birthdays this month, Matilda who will turn 15 on the 10th, I give my grandchildren money for Xmas and birthdays, they are perfectly well equipped for spending it on what they want. Matilda has already ordered her £60 Dior perfume, yes I could not believe it as well, but she is sophisticated, even her head teachers don't stand up to her, so what influence do I have?
The other birthday is LS, who spends most of his time saying I don't want anything, so my suggestions fall on deaf ears, though I do fancy a water feature in the garden, as long as it is not the river flooding over the banks.

Skies are in a fabulous mood at the moment

6 comments:

  1. If you think of anything for LS please let me know because the farmer is exacly the same - doesn't want anything, which makes present buying a nightmare. So far I have just bought him one of those copper bracelets. I don't believe in them for a minutes but he does have arthritis and keeps wondering whether they do any good so I thought I would buy him one and he could decided once and for all.

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  2. 'Worksite 710W Power Planer' has just come by email;) he wants an electric planer, bet the farmer won't want one, how dull can you get for an xmas pressie?

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  3. When you reach the age where you need nothing, such as I, then time with loved ones is the best.

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    1. Very true Tabor, but the occasional book would not come amiss...

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  4. Keith's grandfather was a Malton man (and his forebears for a couple of generations). A lovely town and one we used to visit whenever we went up to Scarborough.

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    1. Well whenever you are up in this part of the world you must come and stay. It was also a Roman fort, aand the road must have gone past somewhere round here to Cawthorn Camps and the Roman road on the moor.

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