My parents have had a shopping trolley for decades. Some of my local friends have a shopping trolley – but then they are over seventy.
And now, I am buying one.
It is my way of getting the shopping home without either using my car or wrecking my back.
It is entirely sensible, but it does make me feel….old.
I’m sure I recall seeing rather nifty ones with fun patterns at our local market. A funky trolley wouldn’t make me look so dated.
But there weren’t any when I went to make my purchase. Instead, I got a navy blue one with white polka dots, such as Cath Kidston might design after she had just received bad news, or if she was feeling mildly depressed.
I found some fairy lights which hadn’t been pinned up yet in Carenza’s room.
That was the solution – I would pimp my trolley.
“Look Perran – my trolley doesn’t make me look like an old lady any more.”
“No Mum, but it does make you look a bit… eccentric.”