|Gorgeous Shop in North Essendon Precint|
|Colours and threads galore|
|Cottage Garden threads in Perle 8 and perle 12|
|A mixture of wool and linen threads on this stand.|
|An array of knitting wools|
|Enticing sandwich board|
I quickly did the rounds of the shops at the DFO. Unbelievable-- the music is SO LOUD in some of
of those shops. I refuse to raise my voice to talk to staff over the background music -- so no retail purchases made in some of these businesses. Again - that is if the staff have the manners to make eye contact with the customer and offer assistance to begin with.
I remember shopping years ago in Melbourne with a baby in the pram asleep -- only to go into a shop--and have the baby woken by the loud background music! Very frustrating indeed.
What a difference the experience is to shop locally in our rural town, or a village atmosphere and be able to engage in conversation with the staff, or have the contrast with the large shopping centres with noise everywhere -- not offering the oportunity for a conversation.