Shopping trip to Bude

Had a few little errands this morning as I headed off in the direction of Bude. As my walking sandals fell apart some time ago, I thought it was time to buy some new ones.

However, the great news is that Bude was packed. I could not park to buy anything, or to drop off a bag of items at a charity shop. I did manage to return my books to the library though, a strange system of leaving them inside the doorway. So, hopefully, as people were strolling and sitting in the sun, they were giving local businesses a boost.

I did get a pre-arranged dry cut of my hair at Nessa’s House of Hair in Kilkhampton. She only opened on Tuesday. All appropriate Covid-19 processes were in place, and it was a lovely, peaceful experience. No mask required as the staff are protected by visors. My hair feels much better.  She is a unisex hair stylist.

Off to King’s Hill to buy a couple of shades at Holdcroft Lighting. Here, I asked the assistants if they would prefer me to don a mask. They did, so I did. The staff were very helpful. Another success.

Went to All the Ps to see if there were any vegetables I wanted that we were not growing at home. Nothing today but had a wander round and they certainly have loads of plants for anyone into gardening.

Finally, stopped off at The Little Pig Farm Shop for gorgeous bread and one or two other items. Some people were dining in, but again all processes were in place.

Upshot is, even if the town centre is busy, there are still local businesses in the surrounding villages, industrial estates, sightly off the beaten track, etc., where parking is easy. Thanks to all those businesses who served my needs today. The walking sandals will have to wait!

How has shopping local been for everyone else?



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