Good morning. Back to the realities of every day life. My two days away break was fab. I delayed the start because the weather wasn't very good, rain and wind, I left the Tesco petrol pumps and got straight onto the motorway at 12 noon.
First stop was the JTF warehouse at Leeds. They have a new place, just off junction 27 of the M62. It's on the A62 going into Leeds on the right hand side. This shopping outlet is one of several which started out as a wholesaler, selling bulk to the trade. I used to buy stock from them for my fancy goods and giftware business. Things are different now, it's like a shopping club and anyone can join free of charge. Since they lifted their restrictions on who can shop there, they have grown quite considerably.
After I closed my business I carried on shopping there for my own personal use, they didn't seem to mind if you only spent a few £'s. I had a good look round and the only thing I bought was toilet rolls. As with any shopping you need to know the price of what you normally buy.. I studied their prices, the labels are a bit misleading as the price written in large bold numerals is without VAT. Underneath is a smaller print which is the price you pay with VAT. A lot of their prices are similar to the Discount stores of Home Bargains, B & M, and Poundstretcher, so nothing to tempt me. My toilet rolls cost me £14.38 for two packs of 36 rolls, which makes them almost 20p each, on a par with the cheapest supermarket own brand. I would rather bulk buy them like this, knowing that I don't even have to go down the aisle in the supermarket for the next two or three years.
Moving swiftly on. I arrived at Haworth mid afternoon, the weather had improved so time for a walk. I left my car at the hostel and set off down the hill towards the town. On the way I passed the railway station and could hear the toot toot of a steam train, oh good I might get some photo's I love stream trains.
The flags are still out from the recent cycle race which passed through the steep Main Street.
Loving the lush green unfurling of the ferns against the dry stone walling.
Much easier to take a picture of a pretty little stone bridge over the stream next to the track.
Pop back tomorrow for day two of my little trip. Off to meet Simplesista at Saltaire, and another lovely day out.
Hey, the sun has come out, I'll get on with a few jobs around the house. Catch you tomorrow.