Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Two chicks and an empty ute.


 A friend and I were recently granted leave passes from our families for a weekend of shopping in Melbourne.
This is a big ask really as weekends are pretty top heavy with sporting commitments at the moment.

Miss B was most unimpressed. She kept asking me "why did I have to go",

I explained it was a bit like school camp for Mums.
I said 'remember how you love going on school camp, to be with your friends and have fun doing things you enjoy. I probably wouldn't enjoy it.
Well a shopping trip is the same. I will have fun shopping, and doing things you probably would be bored doing." It was like a light bulb moment for her. She got it! Yay!


This was our major destination.

It was like a military operation.
we had lists, plans, timetable, the works.
We did a reccy on the Saturday, then a concentrated assault on the Sunday.


We limited our shopping to only home wares.
Clothing would have confused us and there wasn't time for idle browsing.

I fell in love with the red pendant light. But didn't buy it.



I did buy the kitchen trolley.
I have the perfect spot for it.
(or I will when I move a few things around ;)


Just to prove us country chicks know how to shop.
Here is the ute all loaded up.


We threw in dinner and a movie and a huge breakfast.
We both maxed out the credit card
and had lots of laughs. 
I am still putting everything away.

13 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great weekend and love your explanation to your daughter, will have to remember that next time as mine gets upset every time I go away. I too love that kitchen trolley and have been thinking about getting one for a while. I have a list for IKEA just have to find time to get there and focus. I know I am lucky though having it a 20 minute drive away! Looks like you did well there. Gx

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    1. Even though you are nearby to an Ikea. I would imagine it would still take planning. It is not really somewhere you pop into. I get so overwhelmed in there the list helps.

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  2. You lucky thing Deb, what a great weekend, handing out with your friend and shopping at Ikea with a ute!!! xx

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  3. What a fun weekend! I love Ikea so much and I'm lucky to get there once a year, if that, so I understand your excitement. I love the look of the kitchen trolley. You did well :)

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  4. I'm a bit green now Deb!! Cant wait to hit Melbourne for a shopping trip...one day!! I think I'm still paying for the last one :)

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  5. Sounds lovely but what I really want to know about is the webbing on the back of your ute!!!! Is it secure? Can you lock it on? can I get one for a Holden ute? !!!!!

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  6. This reminded me of when I lived in isolation - nearest shop was 2.5 hours drive on a gravel road. Wish I had a ute back then. My shopping trips would have been so much more productive.

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  7. Good on you girls, way to go! Am most impressed with the way you tied down the load.
    Enjoy the goodies.
    xx

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  8. That sounds like fun - and what a blessing it is to have a ute, I don't know how I would survive without my 'pickup' (now that I live in the Evil Empire, I have to use their terms).

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  9. Can't wait to see what you bought! Sounds like the perfect way to spend time!!!! X

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  10. I love this - school camp for mums!! Brilliant!! Love Posie

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  11. Oh what fun!! LOVE that trolley - such a nice design and will be so practical. I like the butterfly artwork in the background of that shot too. Glad you had such a fun girls' 'shopping camp' :)

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