Well 24 hours ago blogspiration was at an all time low but……. today we have a million blogging possibilities all thanks to the LOVELY day out Becksie and Lizzie have had. Now for a while Jenny has been saying we must visit Devizes with her to see the amazing market and independent shops that this town has to offer. So off we went this morning to Jenny and Daisy’s house to set off on our way to Devizes. When we got to Jenny’s we had the pleasure of meeting a truly lovely lady called Barbara who was visiting from afar (and enjoying the lovely weather we are having) she has known Jenny since she was small. We all chatted in the car and when we got to Devizes we met up with Maggie (aka Daisy’s Grandma).
Our first port of call was the market! Fantastic, Amazing, Brilliant, Awesome and…….Wet! There were bargains galore and we had a potter around before heading to a lovely little independent coffee shop. After coffee we did a bit more market shopping and then went to the most lovely gift shop and had a whale of a time chatting to the shop owners for about 45 minutes. This gift shop was original full of amazing things and we were treated to a fantastic stand up comedy session from the fantastic owner!
We then went to the butcher and a vintage market before heading for lunch at the pepper mill. Both Lizzie and Daisy behaved like real little ladies and the owner even congratulated them on how well they had behaved.
What a lovely day despite the awful weather. One thing that really struck us about Devizes was that even though the weather was more October then May the place was bustling! This High Street was most certainly NOT dead! In fact it was positively teeming with life and energy. What a lovely exciting and reassuring sight. The same was true of the community shop in Avebury. Whatever it is these two places are doing we need to bottle it and spray it (in large quanities) around the UK. And what better place to start than Team Pugh’s home town of Faringdon. Errrrmmmmmm certainly food for thought!
Can you tell we feel energised? Oh…….. we best tell you about the shopping given that this is a shopping based blog. Now first part of the weeks shopping was done at Millets farm on the way to see friends in Abingdon – it consisted of frozen fruit, reduced dairy products (we love Millets for this), condensed milk (a small treat) and some reduced bargain bananas.
And then…… phase three was done in Devizes today and as banana were a pound a bowl on the market we ermm topped up our bananas! Banana milkshake anyone?