After a long wait, the shutters were finally delivered this week and the "make do" Venetian blinds were unceremoniously taken down to make way for perhaps one of the last things on our list to do before we can look back at Crafty Cottage - sigh and whisper - "OK - finished now!"
Loving the end result!
Once the table and chairs were back in place, the room looked complete again,
That was Tuesday, - and today was Campden Market day in the Town Hall,
Judith (soap woman extraordinaire) met me for coffee afterwards - it was pouring with rain - a very miserable day infact - but this didn't deter us in our mission for sourcing good strong coffee & cake :-) ... well, what else can you do on a day like today ?!
Campden Coffee Company in the Old Silk Mill hit the spot!
With two huge buckets of lovely (award winning!) coffee
a slice of "chocolate fridge cake" and an extra large portion of carrot cake! .... yum yum :-)
The view from the coffee shop window was actually the back of Crafty Cottage !
With guests staying there at the moment, - Judith had to be content with the promise of an inside tour of the cottage next week (bookings permitting of course!) in the meantime we discussed soap again and as we said goodbye to one another beside her lavender smelling car on the High Street, - I had acquired lovely Almond, orange and Calendula soaps, and Rose soap medallions - it just has to be done :-)
With life returning to normal (relatively!) and Crafty Cottage settling into a routine of enquiries & general interest - autumn/winter definitely appears to have arrived in Chipping Campden over the past few days.
Hoping to add a little more to the garden despite the time of year ......
...... will of course be keeping you posted