The Big Issue enables homeless people to earn a living and hopefully get their life's back on track.
For more on the Big Issue see here
then past these cheerful smileys
and past the Green Man
and the chap playing what I think is a french horn
stopping to look at this splendid old building
Finally I reach St Michael's Street and the reason for today's journey into town, the shop simply named Arcadia
The inside of the shop is an Aladdin's cave of exquisite, interesting and unusual items, please browse with me as I shop (clicking on the pics to enlarge will show them to better advantage)
So after browsing for ages and chatting to the owner and staff, I finally make my purchases and head for home.
I always enjoy coming to this shop which has been owned and run by the same couple for the past forty years, a friendlier shop would be hard to find.