Day 906: Shrewsbury Market Hall

Yet another walk to the town centre to do a bit more exploring! This time, actually managed to get out of the house earlier, so we could also visit the Market Hall. We had already seen it the day before with inviting signs saying that it was voted the ‘Best Market in 2018’ and were curious to find out more. The market does close at 4 pm, so we were late the day before.

The market is located in a historic building and looks authentic. Downstairs, you can buy food, including fresh fruit and vegetables and high-quality meat. They also had a health food store, which was the only place in Shrewsbury where I saw rye flour. I did need rye flour because I was planning to make black bread. Upstairs was mainly focused on things other than food. Lots and lots of books (still, no Umberto Eco, my haunt for The Name of the Rose continued to be fruitless), cake making tools (loads of them, quite a paradise!), art. The market also had some eating places. You could eat traditional British or even enjoy Thai food. Nice choice. We only browsed because we didn’t have any cash and they required cash. Sad. We were hungry. In the end, we landed in yet another Wetherspoon’s pub where you can order from an app and pay with PayPal. We can always rely on Wetherspoon’s! Not restaurant food, but decent enough and has some great deals. Plus… free refills on coffee? Yes, please!

Progress Report

1. Own and live in a house.

Again, worked on a larger project to bring in some money. Continued to live ina 6-bedroom house to see how it is like to live in a huge place. To be honest, it is a bit scary because of the many doors and the somewhat irrational fear that someone could be in the garden. It doesn’t help that the dogs bark even when there’s nothing to bark at. They do it because they are bored and want us to be in the same room with them.

2. Write AND publish a book.

Not writing myself but continued to read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Love the quirkiness of this book and how the author uses estrangement! Sheds a new light on everyday things that many of us take for granted. Sometimes it is good to remind yourself that something that you might find normal might not be the same for someone else.

3. Win a major race.

Easy run. Felt fine. Faith in my abilities restored. Coming to grips with the fact that I cannot be in my best shape all the time (in terms of speed) and will have some slower moments as well. It is normal during the training process after all.

Photo of the Day


A glance at the market hall!

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