I miss the pick and mix (pink shrimps and cherry bootlaces), the staple stationery, being able to buy emergency baby pjs, a cd or a washing line right there. I have never lived in a town without a Woolworths, until now, ow no-one has one! I know they are different the whole world over but here they were just... Woolies.
Luckily though, I LOVE Paperchase.
And so does Isobel.
But we have moved on from just cards and paper.
First it was her school bag:
Then her big art tin - which seems to be favourite at the moment.
She pushes it around; claps as she hands it over to be opened and then she settles down to some good old fashioned colouring, well drawing, well scribbling I suppose.
This week I bought a little book / lunch bag; very cute lunch pots; lovely travel spoon and fork and finally a pencil case for the pencls I carry around to amuse her when we are out (she is quite the little artist).
So I may not have a Woolies in my town anymore but I pass through Waterloo and it has a Paperchase!
Yay for putting a little colour in our lives.
(Oh and they do cool tea-towels. If tea-towels can be cool?)