Well...a day off work, the sun is shining (at least for a bit) I had the company of a lovely friend, kids safely at school, so, what should one do?
A lovely simple stained glass window - the shop is in an old chapel building:
And some lovely buttons, again for heart projects:
And lovely little alley ways full of intriguing shops (and a Narnia-style lampost!)...
After some serious browsing around the shops, buying birthday pressies for a very special young lady, we were somewhat peckish so when we saw this cafe window how could we resist popping in?
And when in Bakewell you have to have a Bakewell Pudding dont you? But we also are millionaires shortbread adicts...so bought both and shared them! What restraint I hear you cry...
Aside from the food being super, the customer service was exceptional, rarely have I been to a cafe and made to feel as if my friend and I were the only customers (and it was packed) nothing was too much trouble, and yet the service didnt feel obtrusive...all in all a lovely experience, we will definitely be calling there again!
Back on the road, next stop - Rowsley to visit Caudwell Mill
A lovely old mill with a craft centre, cafe, glass artist and more...
But now a place where you can buy lovely things like these..
And meet more cheeky feathered friends...
All in all a fantasically super day out with a fantastically super friend! Thanks again so much http://blog.suepops.co.uk/ for being my roadtrip partner in crime!
Must go now, it is a special birthday in the moostruck house - it's my lads 17th birthday!
Thanks for staying with me for this very long post - I think you deserve another cuppa!