The travels, musings and thoughts of a man and his camera.

SNAPSHOT! Chester. Last Lap Christmas Shopping.

At the Groves, down by the Dee.

So 2021 is packing it’s bags and getting ready to leave stage right. It was a bit of an improvement on 2020 but that’s not setting the bar very high.

As is usual at Christmas all my carefully worked out plans fall apart like a house of cards in a wind machine. I had a few things still to get so I headed off to Chester, see if I could track down the last few elusive bits.

The market cafe does a pretty fair all day breakfast, I went for the five items. I have my figure to think of……..

I had a walk up from the station along Brook Street, Moss, a favourite coffee hideout was closed for Christmas. (Dammit !) So I headed on into the city to the market. It’s currently under redevelopment and that scenario always leaves me a bit wary. Markets are a vital, lively thing and you mess with them at your peril. I’ll be interested to see which direction it goes in. I had a bite to eat( see above ) and then picked up some cheese for Boxing Day and my inner mouse.

Bridge Street and the Rows.

I headed back into the city centre and finally corralled my last bits of shopping ( still need one more calendar though ). By now everything was beginning to wind down and a stillness was beginning to settle over things.

I headed down to the river and walked back in a loop on to Bridge Street. I made time for a reviving coffee and cake before heading back to the station and my cosy fireside.

Hope you all had a good a Christmas as circumstances would allow.

The Dee Bridge under an unimpressed sky.
Few takers for the benches on the day.
Reviving coffee and cake.

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