We’ve had some lovely sunny Spring days recently, so I’ve been out in the garden enjoying the warmth, the lovely flowers that are out and having a look to see what needs doing.
Lots needs doing! It’s a bit of a daunting task, but I wanted to make a start so I went into the garage to look for my trowel. It wasn’t where it should have been, but I did find an old rusty one so I had a go with that. Unfortunately it wasn’t very well. It was old and decrepid and it’s strength had gone. As I tried to use it, it bent in half. In the past, that wasn’t a problem. I would just nip down to Woolworths which was a few doors away from where I work, and get a nice new shiny trowel. But now what will do? Where will I get my trowel from now?
Since all the Woolworths branches closed their doors early in January this year, there have been so many times when I’ve wanted to pop in get to something I needed. Pritt Stick for my cardmaking, Easter Eggs, scissors after I broke some trimming a rubber stamp, plant pots to fill with flowers and put by the front door and lots of other things.
I work in a small town and don’t often get the chance to go to my nearest city with bigger shops and more choice. But it’s the convenience as well as the range of stock that I miss now that Woolworths has gone. It would only take a few minutes to nip in before work, but if I go to my nearest city, it would take at least a morning.
I’ll have to hunt around a bit harder, as I know there must be several trowels around somewhere, if only I could find them.