Being Fairtrade Fortnight I thought I would catch to train to go and pay a visit to the Oxfam shop as I needed buy a birthday present for one of my oldest friends. I love the feeling that seems to sweep over me as soon as I walk through the door. It is one of those place I could spend hours browsing (and tasting their samples of chocolate). I did walk out with a few more things that I had planned (including a block of chocolate) including a sweet brooch.
Make a fashion statement for peace with this dove pin, crafted from bomb casings littering Camobodia's landscape following decades of war. Inscribed with the word 'peace' in English and Khmer.
I headed back to Northbridge, through the Cultural Centre, and stopped to enjoy some time in the Urban Orchard.
It is lovely to have something as productive as this right in the heart of the city. Although it looks a little bare at the moment, I have been there when the garden beds have been overflowing and people have been bustling around.