Maybe I should do a series of posts about what I spot during my lunch breaks. For I am getting better at going off duty towards the middle of the day. A little breather to break the intense mental mayhem that comes with working with people with poorly headspace. What I do varies according to where I find myself. Earlier in the week I popped up to the motorhome to do a few jobs as I'd just finished a meeting only a couple of miles away.
Yesterday I had a little wander up the main drag in Totnes. Fore Street, a common name in Devon towns, leads into High Street. There's some chain stores: Bastins, Peacocks, Supadrug, Mountain Hardwear, WH Smith but they're far outweighed by the independent retailers. And it's not just arty farty places either. There's a tourist place that I know in Somerset that you'd be hard pressed to buy a loaf of bread. But not so here. There are food shops, a cobblers, stationers and yes, a smattering of charity shops. Kingsbridge, where I often work is pretty much the same too. Maybe it's a model for how high streets should be.
This caught my eye in the Bowie Gallery at the top of town. I'm showing it as I saw it, complete with reflections. It's a wonderfully inspirational piece of mosaic by artist Susan Elliott. The prize tag was a bit daunting so unless I win the lottery some time soon, it won't be adorning my walls. But I might be inspired to add a bit of 3D to my own arty designs.