Again I headed into the library to study today. I have to confess something….. I have a thing for stationery. Yes, there you go, I have put it out there. I seriously LOVE it. I have to keep myself under strict control when I go into Office Works, and could spend hours in there buying up a storm. The pressure to find a good pen, such a tough decision with thousands of potential pens to choose from. So I dared to go to Office Works to purchase required stationery, and I managed to control myself quite well I thought. I left with an appropriate amount, no trolley required. There is nothing quite like a brand new notebook and unused sparkly pens in your new trendy pencil case that is just waiting for a new chapter to begin. I actually have a similar problem in Hardware stores, particularly Bunnings, oh and Ikea, oh and Kmart….. Ok I see the pattern here. Funnily enough I am not actually a big shopper and don’t like the usual girly shopping things. But there are certain shops where I can go into and convince myself I need something really random that I have lived quite happily without for 45 years. I also need to add BCF, Anaconda and other camping shops to my dangerous shopping, do not leave on her own with a credit card list. Fishing lures….. sigh.
Anyway, I did enjoy the Office Works shopping and I did enjoy using my new purchases in the library. I heeded my own advice and made sure I was out of there before 3.30pm today. It is quite amazing how many people use the library. I thought they were a dying thing, that people don’t really go there much these days due to having internet access from home. Not sure where I came up with that concept, maybe because I didn’t go that much any more. But wow, there are so many people there. I wondered if this was just Darwin, because it is so hot that people are looking for a cool, quiet and free place to just sit. Does anyone else go to the Library these days and is it busy everywhere or is it just in Darwin? I was really surprised.