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Supplier Spotlight ~ Crafty Christopher ~ Quirky Succulents

Crafty Christopher has only just recently joined us, and has an amazing eye for putting a succulent plant in a fantastic quirky pot.   

Supplier Spotlight ~ Nick Peace ~ Woodturning

Nick has been woodturning for about 6 years.  Following his retirement, he started looking for something different to do, he started with a 2 day course in Axminster, and hasn't looked back since.  He has set himself up in his shed and spends many hours out there with his wood and tools.


Helen often has raspberries (blueberries too), and muffins are super easy to make.  They don't keep well, best to eat on the day (not all of them though!) and freeze any left.

Here is the muffin recipe:

I have a large jug that I always use for making muffins and find it easier to pour the mixture as it is runny, and all muffins are delicious straight from the oven.

200g plain flour
100g caster sugar
50g soft brown sugar
Cinnamon to taste (optional)
2 ½ Baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
90ml skimmed or semi-skimmed milk
80ml vegetable oil
1 large egg, beaten
5 drops vanilla extract
200gms (approx) fruit

  • Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6 and add paper cases to a muffin tray.
  • Measure out flour, sugars, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large jug. 
  • Combine milk, oil, egg and vanilla in another jug.
  • Add the liquid to the large jug and stir until just combined (mixture will be lumpy).
  • Gently fold in fruit, divide amongst 10 cases, or around that number, cases should be 2/3rds full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top, sprinkle with icing sugar when slightly cool.
This was a picture from a while back and I generally use a silicon muffin tray these days which is much easier than messing about with paper muffin cases. 

Fruit scones & delicious homemade jam

Fancy a lovely light scone and some homemade jam, check out our range of jams in the shop, pick up some eggs and flour and get making these scones, they are so easy you will have them ready to eat in less than an hour.

And now we are open

We are now open, with reduced opening times, check our Facebook page for details.  All the shelves are not fully stocked, over the coming weeks we will be adding more. 

The big revamp

In March we closed due to the Covid19, like all other retail premises in the country, but instead of sitting around Debbie took charge and took on the much needed, tidy and revamp.