Clotted Cream And Jam 21.10.2012

This post has been dusted off and taken straight out of the "According to Matt Archives". I originally posted this content on my old blog "Crochet & Crafts According To Matt". I thought that it was a shame for creativity and inspiration to lay dormant, so I'm recycling the content from my old blog, keeping it available for you all to read, reference and use as you please.

Clotted Cream And Jam

Happy Sunday lovelies!!!!
I can't believe two weeks have passed since I was at home spending time with my family!!..... I can't believe two weeks have passed since I last posted! My, TIME IS FLYING!!!
Needless to say, It's been a busy couple of weeks. I've had a bunch of pictures sat in a file on my computer, just waiting to be shared.
So here they are, two weeks later, pictures summing up my lovely and indulgent week at home:

Beautiful sunny days spent walking around my traditionally English home town.

Afternoons spent chatting with my mum. Stopping off at a local tearoom and enjoying clotted cream and jam scones.

Washed down with a soothing pot of tea. It really warms the heart.

Yummy pub food

and late night hot chocolates with my sister.

Laughing and gossiping whilst Mum and Dad are upstairs sleeping.

Sunny trips to the nearby town of Cirencester.
One thing I noticed when I was at home was how very traditionally British everything appeared. I'm not sure if things have always been this way, or if it was the left over spirit from the Golden Jubilee, Royal wedding and The Olympics? Whatever the reason I loved it! Everywhere seemed very patriotic and bunting appeared to be draped everywhere I looked.
You all know I'm a tad partial to a bit of bunting :-) It makes everything look so 'Postcardy', very quaint and cute.

Sure the Sunny day helped, but Cirencester looked really beautiful. So "oldy worldy'. I did enjoy looking around the many vintage/antique shops and hunting for forgotten treasures.

Time at home spent in my Dad's section of the house.... the garage. Playing around with his 'babies'.

It always amazes me how pristine my dads motor bike is. Always fully polished and sparkling with pride.

Finally...a day spent out in Bath, with Mum, Dad and my Sister. Walking around the endless traditional shops. Eating home-made pastries, sweets and fudge.

Discovering the local yarn store. Simply named 'WOOL'. :-)

and falling upon a treasure of a store. "The Makery Emporium"

I was in love with this shop. So cute and everything I love all under one roof.
The lady working in the shop kindly let me take a couple of pictures to share with you all.
The shop was full of all things crafty. Books on crafting, bags, needles, stamps, and many many buttons.

Gorgeous, bright and fun fabrics.

and endless amounts of beautiful ribbons. I was in heaven.

Not only do they sell all sorts glorious stuff, they also teach crafty classes in the above floors of the shop. This was a true diamond of a shop. My sister and I had a lovely time browsing through all of the crafty eye candy.
Of course we couldn't leave empty handed! My sister bought a gorgeous scrap book and some fun decorative ribbon and I left with these cute little trinkets. Possibly for future projects I give as gifts.

If you're ever in Bath I'd really recommend keeping a look out for this cute little shop, you'll love it. So there we have it, my week at home. I really did enjoy it. Hopefully I've got a couple of exciting posts coming up in the next week or so, I've got things that I NEED to share! Until then enjoy the rest of your weekend!

This post was originally posted on 21st October 2012.
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