So the weekend bought with it some lovely weather and trip to Highworth for a little potter about! On the way just 3 miles from our house we saw a sign that said ‘community shop’! Now if you’d been in the car and heard the exclamations of excitement you might have thought the sign said ‘free houses’ or ‘free holidays’! How very exciting to live so close to such a shop!
We’ve read and heard a great deal about community shops and so we parked up and Lizzie went in to investigate whilst Ian and Becksie stayed in the car – just kidding Becksie went in to investigate whilst Ian and Lizzie stayed in the car.
As Becksie walked in she was greeted by a rather lovely gentleman called Duncan and shelves full of lovely products at very reasonable prices. It was simply lovely, homely, neat and a million times nicer than Asda, Tesco et al.
This shop is run for local people by local people! The money they make goes either back into the business or to charity causes close to volunteers hearts. A true inspiration. They had a rather good tin section which Becksie viewed for longer than a normal person would view a tin section of a shop. Becksie was in fact fighting an internal battle of yesteryear ‘see tinned products stock up quick’ but….. As we explained here we don’t need to do this. We just need to buy what, well….. what we need. So after careful thought some items were selected. Becksie paid Duncan and went back to tell Ian and Lizzie about their newest local shopping gem! We’ll be going back for sure (Becksie is even considering volunteering). Somehow we feel this special local shop deserves more blog time.
It was then on to Highworth where we got cheese, fruit and vegetables, eggs and milk. And…… The total shop cost a cool £23.50. A saving if £26.50, now we know not might not seem like a lot but we did a bigger shop last week and we don’t want to waste a thing.
A little yet great shop and some very very happy shoppers who will be returning to and blogging much more about this lovely community shop (and others) very soon.