Early, I know; but there's a 20% discount if you buy before the end of July. So, on the morning of the 31st we joined half of the rest of town in the queue, which stretched from the door of the shop to - oh, New York, maybe.
It was worth the wait though. I love this place! It's a proper old fashioned glass topped counter kind of a shop with pull-out wooden drawers and shelves stacked high with carefully folded piles. Think card catalogues stuffed with socks. A librarian's dream shop.
We bought a skirt that was nearly long enough to meet the regulations; a new scarf (essential for all fashion forward novice Middle Schoolers); and some extra, extra long trousers. Then we brought it all home.
They asked me if I wanted the bag left upstairs so that I could sew on name tapes and I said yes; and when I went to do it later on in the afternoon - that's when I realised; this is my boy's last "New Year". The last time I'll take him to the shop and wrangle him into something he doesn't want to buy and the last time I'll bring it home and sew his name into it.
So I thought I'd better make a page. And here it is
With some October Afternoon 9 to 5, a Kesi 'art bicycles paper, a bicycle stamp from MME and a Hambly rub on
I'm off to sort through some drawers now and snip the buttons off old school shirts. You never know when they might come in handy..
Storytelling Sunday - I hope you enjoyed it this month. I know I did! Don't forget - you have the rest of the week to join in. It's definitely not too late. And if you are reading in a Reader - please, click through, put your feet up, enjoy..