Monday, 11 November 2013

A flaw in the plan - part 1

On Saturday I found myself with a rare whole day to myself which was wonderful, but funds are a little  low at the moment, and with Christmas looming, I needed a "no spend" day.  And so I thought a good long walk with my camera for company would be a fairly cheapish day out.

 So I parked up on Rustlings Road (avoiding car parking fees)in Sheffield and wandered through  gorgeous Endcliffe Park.
 So far do good.
 I couldn't help but notice how many of the trees still have a very green coat - I think these are really late in turning this year.
 Then I left the park and headed for the Sharrow Vale/Ecclesall Road area - I thought you might like to see some of the fabulous shops and eateries in this area of Sheffield.



 Of course, I was tempted in to plenty of them.  This newish shop has some fabulous unique craft type gifts (as well as gifts for one's self!!)


 Interestingly I compared the prices of fruit and veg from here - "The Sharrow Marrow" to Sainsbury's (where I had to call later on).  Pomegranates £1 in Sharrow - £2 in Sainsbuy's. Sharon Fruit 3 for £1 in Sharrow - 60p each in Sainsbury's.  I know where I'd rather buy from.



 What interesting pastimes we have here in the city - and all under one roof!!!
Can you spot the flaw in my plan?  Well of course you can.  I just couldn't resist temptation in most of the shops I went in.  In my defence your honour, many of my purchases were Christmas presents, and I did get a couple of great bargains in one of the many charity shops here.  But that's another story (with yet another flaw in the plan!), which I'll tell you another time!

8 comments:

Selfsewn said...

Ohhh kitchen and CAKERY!!!
It's too early in the week for such naughtiness Diane!!!

Sandies' Patch said...

Never the less, what a lovely day out - my kinda day out!

John Gray said...

The front parlor..... Was a shop I loved although it was always overpriced
Self time is good time di

Lisa said...

Good exercise, seeing the sights and making a few present purchases is a great combination.
Lisa x

pastcaring said...

I love a wander round Endcliffe Park, Sharrowvale and Ecclesall Road too. I lived in the area for many years (can't afford to now!) Great pics, as always, you have a great eye for a photo. xxx

Patricia said...

Ooh I do love a good Deli. Lovely pictures Diane and what a smashing way to spend some time and not money.
Patricia x

Rachel said...

Your photos are making my mouth water! There are so many great shops around Sharrowvale Road and the Mediterranean restaurant holds special memories for me :-)

Little Blue Mouse said...

Well if they were Christmas presents and charity shop buys, I think you're acquitted!