We went to Donegal Town this morning. The main mission was to go to Aldi for some frozen food and other stuff. We have a nice stand-alone freezer here, but I had not yet turned it on, since I just had a few things to go in it. I remedied that today when I got some big bags of frozen veg, some mozzarella for pizza, various sorts of meatless burger/patty things, and some turkey sausages. I moved some other veggies over from the wee freezer compartment in our fridge and switched on the big freezer. Still plenty of room, but now there's enough inside to warrant using the energy to run it.
We had some time to walk around, so we wandered down a road we'd not been on before.
We soon found ourselves on a main road that we'd walked partway down before. I had to stop and take a pic of this gorgeous purple flower.
looked it up and discovered that there are 4 goals to be met in order to get fair trade town status. First, a community group is formed to facilitate activities and encourage participation by groups and businesses--and they agree to serve fair trade coffee at meetings. Second, they organize at least one activity during Fairtrade Fortnight, while also raising awareness at other community festivals throughout the year. Third, they get schools involved. Finally, they promote increased availability and sales of fair trade products locally. Seems like a good thing.
When we got to the Diamond area, we stopped in at a Eurogiant in the hopes of finding a colander, since we've had no luck at the charity shop. We were unsuccessful here, too, but they had lots of scarecrows!
We sat for a while and ate our sandwiches, then went to Aldi, where I was surprised again--this time because they had rye flour--not something I've been able to find.
Hope the week has started off well in your part of the world!