It’s HOW many weeks till Christmas? I know it is coming soon, because the Kirkcaldie and Stains Christmas Shop is open for business. Those of us who live in the Wellington Region are so lucky having this to look forward to each year. I asked at the counter if I could take a few photos. Certainly, was the reply, it’s all good advertising. My comment was that this wonderful shop doesn’t need extra advertising, Kirks is an institution that customers love to visit, especially the Christmas Shop.
So what is new this year? I noticed a purple tree just in the entranceway all covered in clowns.
Another tree was covered with bright funky monkeys, just hanging about. That is what is so nice at the Christmas Shop, each tree is decorated with it’s own particular style.
But you just can’t beat the old favourites, can you. Like the Christmas colours of red and green, and good old Father Christmas.
Or maybe a sophisticated tree decorated with white, with accents of gold and silver. Everywhere I turned, there was yet another beautifully decorated tree, they all looked gorgeous.
I really wasn’t going to buy anything, I just wanted a good look at all the wonderful decorations. But in the end I bought a couple of “Initial” tree decorations for my grand-daughters, and a little something for MIL too. I think I’ll need another trip in to this wonderful shop, you just can’t see it all in one visit.
While I was visiting Kirks, I decided to lunch in their cafe. (I’m turning into my Mother, she told me she always treated herself to lunch at Kirk’s when she went to “town”) Just as well that Robin wasn’t with me, as my choice for lunch was lasagne made with pumpkin, feta cheese and spinach. I could just imagine his reaction to that! But it was just delicious, and I fancied trying something just a little different for a change.
Then it was time to board the Airport Flyer bus to go home. These buses have their own on-board television screens which keep the passengers informed, such as news headlines, the week’s weather, airport arrivals and departures. There is even a bus version of Sat Nav, to show us where we are while we travel along the road. I really enjoyed my day out in the Big Smoke.