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The Smithlet Girls & Falmouth

Rose & Sal both live in Falmouth with their boyfriends.
They also work together at the same store...
Read more here

We dropped Hugo off at the home ed group in Truro, where it was wet & windy...

And arrived in Falmouth in time for some lovely sunshine...

This is our favourite town centre street...

The Natural Store is one of our favourite shops - well, it's actually 2 shops now.
The first one sells groceries & the second sells supplements & has a deli...

There are lots of independent shops here...

And they are all pretty funky...

Something for everyone too...

Jam is our favourite music shop.
We haven't actually bought anything from them since purchasing our first Ani Difranco CD in 2004!
 But we do like going in to browse...

Vintage clothing...

 Antiques...

Stones make delicious organic bread...

A rather posh charity shop...

This is the window of an old hardware store.
We always wonder if anyone actually goes in to buy braces...

Steep climb up to the car park...

The old ambulance station...

Sime always likes to get a cheesy photo...
That's Marty Luck-Skull  in the forefront.
 We bought him in a voodoo shop in New Hope, Pennsylvania in 2000.
Marty was the manager of the hotel we were staying in & we thought it was a really great American name - even for a voodoo skull!
He used to have a thick mop of hair, but is now growing old gracefully.
Most people don't like him (he has an unusual face), but we all love him & he always travels with us - wherever we go!

We've loved seeing our girlies today & have really enjoyed catching up...
We do miss them, but know that they are both very happy & that makes us happy too!

K&S xx

Comments

Anonymous said…
Your girls are beautiful. So nice for you to spend some time together. I want a voodoo skull for my car. That would be the talk of the town!!
dreamer said…
Lovely to see a town centre not filled with all the usual chain stores. Local independent shops are so much more unique and fun.
Thanks Mel - Do it & shake that town up!

Dreamer - Falmouth is pretty good for independent shops - it does have a few of the usual chain stores, but the uni brings lots of arty people to the town. The girls love it.

Kay :)
Kath said…
Those girls are just gorgeous, you must be so proud.
Mum said…
Thank you for the wonderful tour. What a brilliant selection of shops. I love all your smiling faces.
Love from Mum
xx
Thanks Kath - we are!

Thanks Mum!

Kay :)
Scarlet said…
Gorgeous girls! Thanks for the tour of Falmouth. I'm sure we've been there - does it have lots of book shops? We went somewhere that had lots of bookshops when we were on holiday before I started college in 2005. One bookseller gave me my copy of Twelfth Night for nothing!
Thanks Scarlet - can't think of any town in Cornwall with lots of bookshops. Falmouth & Truro probably have 3 each... Always nice to get a freebie - we bought a few books from a lovely bookshop in Caernarfon, Wales last year & they gave us lots of discount & free coffee - which was nice too!

Kay :)
Catherine said…
So many cool stores to do your window shopping! Fun!
xo Catherine
Catherine - We like window shopping, much cheaper than buying stuff!

Kay :)

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Nettles

Our garden yesterday.
Tall Nettles TALL nettles cover up, as they have done These many springs, the rusty harrow, the plough Long worn out, and the roller made of stone: Only the elm butt tops the nettles now.
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