Whilst in Frome waiting to meet my good friend and climbing buddy, Vicky, I came across a row of little artisan shops (Black Swan Arts, Bridge Street). One that particularly caught my eye was the fabulous Knopf Designs, who make unique jewellery and gifts. I found a ring perfect for me, made from a piece of vintage china and reduced! I had to have it, very apt for the upcoming tearooms (couldn't resist buying Mum one too).
|Vintage Tea Cup Ring|
Look at those cheery faces, nothing like a good piece of cake and a cup of tea to make you smile.
We parted without saying good-bye as she will come to visit me in Scotland.
On the way home, passing through Bradford On Avon, I halted to a stop after spotting a Herbalists, The Natural Pharmacie. I have been after some passionflower and skullcap for a while, eagerly I entered and met the inspiring Iria. After an informal "consultation", Iria made up a tincture of passionflower, skullcap and valerian. The hope is that it will calm me down, ease my anxiety and help me sleep more soundly. Not asking a lot am I?
Another purchase was a "Hotterdog" fleece for Olive, who being a greyhound, feels the cold. I thought it would be nice and cosy, especially with the move up north imminent. Looks rather fetching, if I may say so myself.
|"Thanks for my jumper"|