Our first port of call was the library, we had fun choosing books and settled into the newly refurbished children's area for a cosy read. Pip's ulitmate treat was stamping her own books and goodness me there was a stack of them!
We then made our way to the prom and shunned our usual Costa and settled for a far more appropriate sitting down venue:
The sign that really drew us in was a pavement board announcing "gluten free cream teas" and those were my opening words upon entering. The owner then sheepishly admitted that the sign was a little mis-leading as it was meant to read gluten free foods and then on a separate line, cream teas! We had a laugh over the error and I assured him I would not be calling trading standards!! They did however offer us some lovely gluten free toasted tea cakes and I had mine with a pot of tea and Pip had a fruit juice:
Little Miss Independent!
I had a really lovely chat with the owner and his wife and in the course of the conversation, the topic of gluten free scones came up and I shared with her my recipe. She is wanting to offer gluten free cream teas and extra cake choices through the summer months. We will definitely visit again and Pip's verdict?
A resounding success!
We just had time to pop across the road for a quick charge around the playground before the time ran out on the parking ticket. Pip very quickly made friends with another little girl who was just seven and they were both the same height! I think that wee lass of ours is going through a growth spurt!
As for other news my shop items were despatched to the pop up shop this morning and the lady collected and paid for her owl bag. I felt a little flat leaving all the items for someone else to display, I think it was a combination of extreme tiredness and the uncertainty of whether or not this venture really will work.
This week-end alone saw me sewing through the night until 4am Saturday morning and then last night Dave and I were both up until 2am making labels with the shop logo and pricing! I however did not get to sleep until 6am as Benedict had a middle of the night hypo followed by totally whacky high readings so I've survived on three hours sleep today! Needless to say I have been a little cranky!
I have however managed to source some much needed sewing supplies at wholesale prices and I made the first batch of headbands for the shop this evening. The website is coming along nicely. There is a standard front page announcing that site is under construction and Dave has several layers hidden behind the scenes and he works on these daily. I am hoping that there will be a "shop open" sign being displayed before too long.
Branding ~ shop name and logo designed by me and made by Dave using a CAD industrial standard package on the computer.
You might have heard the expression "money doesn't grow on trees" but in our garden bags do!
Thanks for all the lovely birthday wishes on yesterday's post they made me smile!