Thursday, 27 September 2012

Shopping, shopping

We didn't stray too far afield today.  There a few things we wanted to knock off our shopping list.Firstly I had done some research about printers and chosen which one I wanted to buy. We bought it at Argos - what an eye opener that place was!  Now I'm pretty much set up to work when we settle in.

We had to go to Southport to the Argos there to get the printer so we also stopped at Halfords to see what they had in the way of folding bikes and Mick spent some time in B & Q.  Once the shopping was over we headed South down the coast to check out Antony Gormley's "Another Place".  We'd never heard of it before - a rather bizzare series of 100 statues of the artist's own body all facing out to sea.  It looks like a small army marching out into the water with the wind turbines in the distance.

On the way home we drove past a golf course on a little back road.  We made a quick decision to go back and see if they had golf umbrellas.  We bought a couple so that's one more thing off our list of things to buy.  There were a few little squirrels romping around at the edge of the carpark of the golf course.  They were  busy little fellows running up and down the trees.  That's something we don't have in Australia.


Adam said...

I'm intrigued to know in what way Argos was an eye opener? Every town has one, so it's not strange to us!

Elly and Mick said...

Adam, I didn't know what I'd walked into when I first walked into an Argos a few days ago. Where was all the stock?! I stood in the middle of the store for a moment and went and asked the lady at the counter.

We trawled through that enormous catalogue from start to finish over the next few days and it now has little post it notes sticking up all over the place.

We have nothing like it in Australia!