Support Local Living

Are you fed up of large corporations taking over and everything looking the same? I know I am. This blog shares a year in the life of a local family, supporting local living and local businesses.

Busy, busy…

on July 3, 2012

Sometimes we all get so caught up in our daily life that we forget to stop and smell the roses, or really take note of what is going on around us.

It is also all too easy to claim that we are “too busy” to make time to support local businesses, but it can be easy to make it part of your routine. (If you need reminding about why we should support local business, check out this blog)

I wanted to share with you some of the wonderful places that I visited over the last weekend:

Cleveland Markets:

Sunday morning we walked to the local markets, for an early morning breakfast at one of the local cafes, and to look at all of the wonderful local produce. The markets stock a large range of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and fish. The smell of freshly cooked breads, cakes and even pizza wafts between the stalls. Local artists come down and display their crafts, including wall hangings, paintings and jewelery. Where else would you want to be on a Sunday morning?

Bayside Antiques:

We made a stop in at Bayside Antiques on the walk home. I was truly amazed at the sheer size of the store and the range of antiques that they had. You could spend hours wandering in and out of all the little nooks and exploring each and every item.
You can find out more on their website or their facebook page.

 

So what did you get up to over the last weekend? Did you take the time to visit some of the local wonders in your area? We often have so much at our finger tips that we forget to take full advantage of.

Sam

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2 responses to “Busy, busy…

  1. Sunfire says:

    I’m learning to do more local shopping. The weekly Farmer’s Market is a great place to find all sorts of fresh and unique items – just the other day, I discovered a woman selling fresh PASTA there! I was amazed!
    Since we don’t have a lot of extra money, food is the main thing we do to support local businesses – can’t afford much else, yet. But we will, eventually.

  2. Latha says:

    I love this post.. Though I would like to know more. Such lovely antiques…. It reminds me of a quaint little store I saw at Shenandoah

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