Now and again Bald bloke and I, like to go out on little trips which we refer to as our 'Pensioner days out'.
|The interiors shop|
I could have spent a small fortune there, quite easily.
|the reclamation yard|
The garden centre was lovely and quite reasonable,there were lots of plants that I had been looking for locally and everything had been reduced but what we didn't expect was finding a fabulous Georgian house that was an interiors outlet store, selling wonderful Newgate clocks, mirrors, candles and vintage-looking homewear, A children's wear shop with the most gorgeous clothes and toys I've ever seen, a wonderful reclamation yard (we both LOVE having a mooch in those) and a pretty riverside garden to stroll around attached to the house.
There's no charge to enter the gardens and they were shabby but lovely.
A little bit of cheeky bartering later and it came home with us for probably a quarter of the price you'd have got it on eBay for.
It was a bit bent,covered in grease and filthy but very 'us'.He spent the afternoon gently cleaning it up with petrol of all things. An insanely cheap Victorian terracotta flower pot came too.
|the little version|
The cafe was quite nice too..the cup of tea was pants but the cake was lovely!
(In my best Homer Simpson voice Mmmm Caaaaaake!)
|The cafe with it's lovely Lloyd loom chairs|