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I am one of those girls you rarely hear about who doesn’t care for clothes or shoe shopping. If I can walk in, grab three things off the rack without trying them on, pay for them and be back in my car within 12 minutes of entering the mall, I’d do it more often. But I know clothes shopping takes a lot more time and effort than that, and I seriously am not interested. It’s just not my thing. 

Shopping for food and food related products however, definitely my thing! When my Mum still lived in Perth, we would spend our Saturday afternoons food shopping. With a trolley each, we’d stroll through the supermarket aisles browsing and chatting while picking up our groceries and weekly incidentals. This habit suited me perfectly – I got to spend quality time with my best friend and shop for food. If however she diverted into a clothes shop, interest dropped from 10 (on a scale of 10) to -4. Just not interested.

Where most girls (I say most, as not many of my friends loathe clothes shopping like I do) would get a thrill out of popping open their boot after a long day at the mall to see mountains of bags full of clothes, shoes, cosmetics and the like, I don’t. I do however find myself smiling at a boot full of edible cargo. A boot full of edible cargo means a full pantry and refrigerator, and that makes me one happy girl.

What do you love carting around in your vehicle? Do you get a kick out of food shopping too? Or are you a shoe-shopping kinda gal/guy?

This is my second of three posts for Ford’s Choose Your Own Adventure Challenge as part of Kidspot’s Voices of 2013. To read my first post head here.




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  • Sneh | Cook Republic - So awesome! The perfect way to fill a boot :-) Have a great weekend! xReplyCancel

  • Tatum - I do love shopping for clothes but not when it takes hours. I shop for food for as long as it takes in the Adelaide Central market. I chat to my regular stall holders and it makes me happy seeing the new season produce coming in. I love a good farmers market…fresh sultanas from the grower? I bought them back near easter and I still haven’t quite gotten over the experience! T xxReplyCancel

  • Rach aka stinkb0mb - I *hate* cloth shopping. I truly cannot think of anything more boring, more tiresome and [at least for me] soul crushing, than trying on clothes or even just buying them! Maybe if I was a size 14, not so bad but even then, even when I was a size 12[! & I thought I was fat then too lol] I disliked it!


    I’m also not a fan of grocery shopping either LOL now let me loose in Ikea and well let’s just say, when I tell Guv I’m going to Ikea, his wallet groans, closely followed by him!

    You’re so going to struggle giving that car back Miss Peggy! xxReplyCancel

  • Virginia Kop - Not very happy shopping – spend more time selecting the cat’s food than my own. Wear polo shirts – menswear shop on corner and reasonable prices. Skirts are second-hand. The only shop I would spend lots of time in – with lots money and some lists – booksellers! Heaven!ReplyCancel

  • Your One and Only Loving mother! - Bunnings or any other hardware. I can spend a whole day at Bunnings. My husband said that he’ll put my photos at the entrance and ask the staff not to let me in. I’v got best tools in any shed. Just love it:)ReplyCancel

  • Alexe @ Keys to the Cucina - I love food shopping- I don’t know why some girls loathe it like they do. When I know my fridge is stocked and ready for the week I’m a happy girl. I especially love going to the markets in my neighborhood and picking out a couple small items to experiment with in the kitchen.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - Thank you Sneh, we took the Territory on a roadtrip so our weekend has been wonderful.

    I agree, it is the perfect way to fill a boot. :)ReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - Tatum I love that food shopping experience too. Fortunately we have a fantastic fresh produce home delivery service in Perth that delivers direct from the grower, so I don’t need to make those market trips. But I know what you mean about how enjoyable they are. I get excited over new season produce coming in too, especially the summer fruit.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - Rach you are right, I am really going to have trouble handing the Territory back. It’s been really great company over the past 4 weeks.

    I totally hear you on the clothes shopping, trying on clothes for me is akin to a dentist appointment, I know it has to be done but I don’t look forward to it. If I could have someone go and select clothes for me I’d be rapt!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - Virginia it sounds like you have your clothes shopping down to an art, brilliant! And the bookstore is definitely my kind of shop too. I just love the smell of paperbacks and could spend hours browsing.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - Alexe I am EXACTLY the same. I get a big kick out of seeing my fridge and pantry full. I feel like it’s one less thing I have to think about during the week, when I have ample food at hand it makes preparing those daily meals so much easier. Plus I just love food, so it’s a double thrill!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - Haha Mum as if that’d work, you’d just scale the fence! Yes I get the Bunnings fascination too, especially if I am planning on some handiwork around the house or the garden. Bunnings is a joyous shopping experience, especially on the weekends when they have hotdogs out the front! :)ReplyCancel

  • Your One and Only Loving mother! - Yes, must not forget the hot dogs :)
    I miss our Saturday morning visits to Bunnings :(ReplyCancel

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