Opening hours are 11am - 4pm on a Sunday, so having avoided the Little Chef in Burford (after M's bout of food poisoning contracted at another branch a few weeks ago) we decided to see what Witney had to offer.
What a result, "Huffkins", a bakery & cafe two doors down. Michael chose the breakfast platter & coffee, I had the bread basket, croissant, jam & butter and raspberry & custard danish and hot choc with whipped cream - yummy!
On to the shop, I re- arranged my unit and added some stock, there are more pics of lots of the shop and the lovely ladies that look after us and the customers, Fiona (Manager), Ann and Ali. (Julia, the owner was not there today for her photo call!)(Sorry Ann I think that you all look lovely which is why I posted this).
Some time ago I read about a paint that can be used straight onto surfaces with out prepping them, The Old Pill Factory stocks "Annie Sloan" paints and I bought a couple of tester pots, in gorgeous colours, one grey and a faded mustardy, yellowy, cream.
When we had finished the unit we walked around town and did some shopping in Waitrose (we don't have one too close to home, so I always nip into one).
We popped in to say goodbye and to do a final tidy, the one problem with selling linens & textiles from a unit is the inability of most people to be able to fold things up and put the items back in place, I know that this sounds a bit petty, but I do like my stock and unit to look good, I am able to control this at fairs but it is tricky in a unit, however the ladies here have it covered as the whole shop is beautifully presented.
We drove home in the fading light, the deer starting to come out of the woods to graze in the fields & Spurs/Chelsea on the radio (M insists).
Michael has a beer, we will be having pea & ham soup & crusty bread for supper followed by homemade mince pies.
That was our day, we had to miss Shepton but we couldn't be in two places at once!
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