I had to take my son to Bendigo yesterday and on the way home I dropped in to the historic town of Maldon. Oh wow, what a lovely place. With no children, husband or time limits, I was free to stroll the shops and look to my heart's content. I can't count the amount of times I said to one shopkeeper or another, what a lovely shop you have. It was a delightful afternoon, beautiful weather, beautiful shops. Just heavenly.
So what did I buy, not much, a bit of this and a bit of that.
Before I left bendigo I visited the Rajmahal shop; I have wanted to visit there before but it never seems to be open when I go through. There I bought a kit for a little ribbon embroidery and another pattern for a tablecloth. So pretty.
I also bought a new foot for my new sewing machine while in Bendigo. Next door to the sewing machine shop was a cheap bookstore, so I bought some books as well. One is a novel, the other a book of sock knitting.
All in all it was a lovely day of wandering around, looking at things. It actually is not very far off the Calder Freeway if anyone ever goes up to Bendigo, it is worth the detour.