Friday, 14 May 2010

Candy, Cakes & Wonka Bars........

Woke up this morning to a beautiful sunny day, dropped the kids off at school and then went to the historic town of Battle with my lovely friend Claire to deliver my cards and other bits and bobs to the vintage shop that is going to stock them. It was a great excuse to spend some quality time with a wonderful friend in this gorgeous village. We made one stop in an amazing candy store, I was so excited to find Wonka Bars, sugared mice and other goodies from my childhood.
Just look at these displays... row upon row of sweeties, don't you just love the glass jars they are kept in, such a vintage feel to this super shop.
And ohhhhh these darling little sugared mice, kept under a glass dome, just waiting to be brought... actually we did buy some for the kids, my boys have never eaten sugared mice yet so I can't wait for them to try one.
If you ever find yourself in Battle stop by the Abbey Tuck Shop, it's definitely worth a look.

We stopped for coffee in a local Bakers with lots of cakes to tempt us! Just take a peek at the scrumptious looking Cupcakes below..... tempted are you????
Then on to business, dropping of my handmade goodies to "Vintage of Battle", this quaint little shop tucked away in a pretty mews, had some gorgeous painted furniture and little decorative items on sale, also rare, used and out of print books. Hopefully my cards will do well here.

We then hit the shops and little boutiques with lots of oooohhing and aahhhhing and the occasional purchase as we made our way slowly up the village towards historic Battle Abbey.

Right next to the Abbey is a very old, quaint restaurant where we stopped to have a spot of lunch. As it was such a sunny day we ate outside in the sunshine with the Abbey towering next to us.
The restaurant had a delicious menu available, I ate Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup with warm crusty bread while Claire indulged in a homemade Liver Pate with red onion chutney... yumm! And talk of the devil.... here she is (below) desperately holding our table number in anticipation of her lunch to come......(she'll kill me for putting her picture in lol!), sorry hun, luv ya xxxx

So, all in all a wonderful day filled with Candy, Cakes, Cards, sparkles and lots of laughter!!


Elaine A said...

Hi Mandy -

It sounds like a simply wonderful day spent with a sweet friend! What a charming village and I love the candy shoppe.

Elaine Allen

Minky Magic said...

My family don't live far from Battle so i've been a few times, it's a lovely little village - but I don't remember that old sweet shop! Will have to visit there next time. Good luck with your cards Marie x

whymsicalmusings said...

Oh Mandy this looks so enchanting! What a wonderful place to visit! I hope someday to see this wonderful Village.

Hope you and your beautiful family are well. I truly miss chatting.

Sending you a HUG!