Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Shopping Locally

I love shopping in local, independent shops. I love the individuality of them and supporting independent traders, so I do the majority of my food shopping in small, independent, local shops, as people used to do. I am lucky that we have plenty near us. I do venture to supermarkets, but it's really only for things I can't get anywhere else. 

We have a local, self service fruit and veg shop near our home that does a great variety of of produce at unbeatable prices. We also get honey and eggs there. Over the summer they also sell lots of local produce too sourced within the county :) our bread I either make myself or get from our local baker. The rest we get from a large, independent grocers. For hardware we have a local diy shop and for specialist things like woodstove glue there is an elderly couple who have a small hardware shop that seems to be run from a converted room in their house! They're very friendly and will order in anything they don't stock. I feel we're lucky that we can shop local for almost everything we need. Apart from clothes, which I usually get online as I struggle to find styles I like in the shops. Plus, I hate clothes shopping! The logs for our woodburner we buy off a neighbor who has woodland.

I love shopping locally. I know all the people who work in the shops we visit. I like supporting the local community and for me, it just makes shopping a nicer experience rather than just traipsing round with a trolley. 

Live Local, Shop Local, Love Local!!

XGx

5 comments:

  1. How blessed are you:) I love shopping where my family live in the UK, it makes shopping such an enjoyable experience:) I'm loving your blog♥ Linda in Oz

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    1. I think shopping with local, independent shops makes it a more enjoyable experience. It's so sad that these days so many high streets look identical.

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  2. I'd be happy with a High Street Gillie, I'm afraid there are no High Streets where I live just shopping centres:(

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    1. I'm not good with crowds so I try and avoid shopping centres whenever I can!

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