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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at home … our decks are up including this tree that my daughter had named the “family” tree… filled with lots of vintage and handmade decorations that are full of memories…. including this pasta Angel ? (now minus her wings) who was made by our niece almost twenty years ago. She gets married in the New Year… how time flies! 

Independent businesses

We a passionate about working with other independent businesses… quite by accident all of the goodies on these shelves are lovingly made in England

A little moment of calm

A little moment of calm, just me in the shop enjoying our Christmas lights before we open.
Dare I say it, it’s just 3 Shopping Saturdays to go before ?!

Easy Peasy Pink Lemonade

Take 300g Caster Sugar, 3 Lemons (Sliced), 250g of Raspberries

Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan and pour over 350ml cold water. Bring to the boil, stirring often, then leave to cool. Pour through a sieve, pressing down with a spoon to extract all the juices. The syrup can now be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week. To serve, pour a little into a glass and top up with sparkling or still water, ice and maybe some mint.

The Christmas countdown continues…

40 sleeps until Christmas – Mmmm that means we can tuck into all the yummy Xmassy foods plus homemade mince pies are are back on our cafe menu.

39 sleeps until Christmas – We absolutely love our new hand made bath and home fragrance range from Parkminster, all made with essential oils my favourite is Rose Geranium Salt Scrub…. we know you or someone special will love it too x38  sleeps until Christmas – We know it gets so busy at this time of year so we are now open Sundays 11-4pm!37 sleeps until Christmas– and this year we are exhibiting at Country Living Fair Harrogate,

Are you planning to go…? Would you like to win some free tickets???

We are on stand M27 and it’s on Thurs 29th – Sunday 2nd and have five pairs of complimentary tickets to give away – to win them sign up to our email newsletter and we’ll put your email address in a hat and draw out 5 winners!

It’s Half Term at Armstrong Ward too!

Are your children are on half term this week?

Well the Armstrong Ward cafe is stocked up with half term tasty treats, home-made oat & raisin cookies, giant jammy dodgers, pink lemonade… and colouring pages too… come and relax with us while the kids have some fun x