One never knows what each day is going to bring.
The important thing is to be open and ready for it.
~ Henry Moore (British sculptor, 1898-1986) ~
Today I woke up to a nice summer day promising pleasantly warm weather, and decided that it was just the day for me to go ‘across town’ and play tourist at the big shopping centre.
By tourist shopping I mean leisurely browsing rather than hunting for things I’m desperately in need of.
There was only one ‘serious’ (or half serious) item on the shopping list in my head – a new swimsuit.
Bathing/working out in the hospital’s rehab pool twice a week - most of the year - I actually literally wear out about one swimsuit a year. So a visit to a certain outlet at the shopping centre has become part of my summer traditions, whether the need is ‘urgent’ or not. It’s so much easier (not to mention more inspiring) to go shopping for swimsuits in the summer than in winter!
I was lucky and found one this year, too:
(You didn’t really expect me to show it to you with me inside, did you!)
I also came home with another pair of shoes. No, not those red high-heeled ones… A pair of soft black ones that hopefully won’t give me blisters…
And since I was touristing… I just couldn’t resist this summer souvenir, even though it was obviously not one of a kind :
Sold as napkin rack, but for me it will serve as letter rack to hold my summer postcards from friends.
While enjoying an outdoors McD hamburger with fries and Coke (another summer tradition) I was being entertained by these colourful young street musicians, part of some summer performance project (supervised by the woman in white in the background).