The large size of the store also meant it could accommodate big crowds and that I was able to walk through rows without feeling overwhelmed.
The variety of goods stocked in this store was also intriguing. From what I remember, the Kmarts I've visited in the US didn't have nearly the same inventory as their Australian counterpart. Many of the higher-quality goods, like vacuums, were also on sale for very reasonable prices.
Just when I thought I had reached the end of home supplies, I was met with yet another swarm of goods: comforters, pillows, and sheets. All that was missing were the beds themselves.
The home goods section might have taken interior decorating a step too far with these large wooden beams, which I found both interesting and precarious. While the store had other rows with ample space for shoppers, this section was very cramped, with plenty of breakable objects to avoid. But I forgot all of my glass-breaking worries when I found this display of candles. I'll admit I'm the type of person who will smell the candles at any given store for at least 20 minutes. This decadent display of flowers immediately caught my eye as well.
The gardening and outdoor equipment area housed basic gardening supplies along with pet food, toys, and even pet Halloween costumes. I was over the moon to find a variety of journals, pens, and planners to suit my love of organization and color coordination. The books section was fully stocked for readers of all ages, and included some crossword puzzle collections and mind-relaxing coloring books.
I was also pretty surprised to find the newest release of my favorite author, John Grisham, in stock at this Kmart, considering I couldn't find this book at any other place I'd visited in Sydney. Not far from there, I found this little section of several rows filled with art supplies. I appreciated the instructions on this price scanner — In the US, shoppers typically have to figure out how to use the machines themselves.
The customer service area looked organized and clean, and employees there were more than eager to assist customers with printing, returns, or any other inquiry. At this station, you could print pictures of any size from your phone onto paper, a mug, or other materials. Flying around the world can be difficult, and if your bag is overweight, it could ruin your entire experience.
So I appreciated this Kmart putting suitcases and their scales in the same aisle. In this part of the world, winter holidays are celebrated in the blazing heat. I was caught off guard when I spotted swimming pools and swimsuits at this time of year rather than space heaters and sweaters.
Meanwhile, the 'party' section was reminiscent of a Party City-type store, with party supplies for sale like candy and decorations. I even came across a Hallmark card shelf within the party section.
Over in the women's clothing section, shelves were loaded with sandals and other footwear. The baby section was full of irresistible tiny shoes and onesies. The clothing for sale reminded me of what you might find in an Old Navy back in the US. The bright colors and designs signaled that warm weather was upon us in the land Down Under. This size comparison chart broke down sizes for anyone unfamiliar with the Australian sizing system.
Anywho, here is your weekly update of all the latest events to the Bermuda Calendar since last week. As always, make sure you scroll all the way down to see the Quick Recap Section at the bottom of this post for a full listing of all upcoming events, including those previously covered in previous posts.
Only at BUEI can you see this festival in Bermuda, and not only do you get to watch 10 Oscar qualified short films, you also get to vote for which one will win the competition. How will you decide? Showtime starts at pm on Friday and Saturday, and pm on Sunday. All 10 short films will be shown each night, for a runtime of min, including an interval. Tickets are non-refundable within 24 hours of the event.
Reservations required. Please contact for reservations and be sure to mention the film. Cannot be combined with any other special offers. Hope your hurricane prep is all done for the imminent arrival of Humberto.
Please stay safe and look after each other, Bermuda. Races start at am at Clearwater Beach, and all are welcome to join. There are a number of prizes to win, as well as raffle prizes that will be announced at the end of the race.
Note: any walker caught running will be disqualified. Registration is open online at RaceDayWorld. All proceeds will go to Ovarian Cancer Awareness Bermuda.
A full listing of all the movies showing in Bermuda in one place!