One of my stops was Murphy's.
They are always so cheerful and relaxed ... even when the shop is busy and there's a queue out onto the street!
The young apprentice butcher that you see in the reflection was rather hot as he cooked endless piles of sausages so that passers by might have samples! More advertising! And very effective.
Actually there was a lot of food to sample today .... I had a little vol-au-vent with a cream cheese, some ginger beer, tasted some New Zealand salad dressings, enjoyed parsnip crisps ... at different points on my walk! With such a sunny afternoon the ice cream shops might have considered free samples too!
I think I should get some pencils or something printed with Saint Nicholas information so that we could do a bit of advertising too. Will check that out! After all, we do advertise on the television screen in the post office and will have photographs in Belfast Life shortly ...
The photograph above I put on the 365Project site with the title: Three Spades.
Having hunted high and low for my white spade ... a fruitless search ... I eventually decided to buy a new Lady's Spade. That's the red one.
No sooner was it in use than I found the yellow one in the coal shed! So ... at the moment I'm in charge of two spades and will no doubt sooner or later find the missing one! How one person can own so many is a mystery to me ... and to my friends! But then, I do own three lawnmowers too! I'm a mystery to myself!
you have given your only Son to die for our sins
and to rise again for our justification:
Grant us so to put away the leaven
of malice and wickedness
that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth;
through the merits of your Son
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer
Collect of the Second Sunday of Easter