Today, there was an unexpected treat when I picked up the trolley - another person's shopping list still there on the clip. I love those days (they looked to be planning Shepherds Pie for dinner).
But even the thrill of a found list couldn't bring this shopping trip up to the dizzy heights of the one yesterday. It was slightly insane to drive sixty miles to go to the supermarket. But then I did get to spend the day with Monica too. Even if she might disown me after being so insanely excited about grocery shopping. But it was Whole Foods Market in Cheltenham. And it was worth every moment on the road.
I've been dying to go since Sue blogged about her trip. And she was braver than me about taking photos. Actually, I was in too foodie enraptured a state to think of photos. Too busy soaking in the sights and smells and tasting what was on offer and lobbing random items into my trolley. They really were random - hence the proper shopping trip this morning to buy actual food we could eat, not esoteric elements.
You know it's a great shop when you come home feeling excited about ingredients and cooking and eating. And selling a lifestyle with some of the most amazing visual merchandising I have ever seen in a shop is a smart business move I'm sure. In fact, I know if they were closer to home, I would be heavily subsidising their profits by my regular presence.
Yes, there are cheaper ways to provide fuel for your body. But the psychological boost that it gave me? Priceless.