I couldn’t help but to happen to glance across to these three young women happily tucking in to their lunch whilst sitting together in the centre of town.
All totally oblivious to anyone else around them (including myself)
This was too good an opportunity to pass up. So waiting for a gap in traffic of the passers by I captured this little photograph.
It would appear though, that despite being reassured we are returning to more prosperous times; we are not all as convinced as this Government would hope we are!
It seems everybody is still maintaining a tight reign on their finances these days and quite rightly holding out out for the best prices.
In this case ‘meal deals’ were the choice for these three young women, as opposed to spending their hard earned cash in the local more expensive cafés and restaurants.
Besides; there is something special about grabbing a favourite drink and snack and then finding a bench to sit down on. And even more so if you are in the company of good friends.
And there you sit as the world walks by you. Tucking into your lunch and joyfully casting the cumbersome rules of etiquette aside for a change.
When you are out in the open air eating becomes more pleasurable; more relaxed, and dare I say it; more messy?
That’s because you are able to fully emerge yourself in the primitive freedom it offers!
For me there is nothing more satisfying than a pasty and a coffee and a seat outside. Preferably somewhere that’s got lot’s of people though; and with things going on around me. Just me with my camera at the ready; constantly watching for and seeking out my next magical photographic opportunity?
What more could you ask for?
And when you are done eating and drinking; then you simply discard your food wrappings; brush the crumbs from your clothing, swipe your mouth with the back of your hand and then wander on your way.