Fledgling in the Rain, Home Ground and Magnolia

06 Feb

We were promised 50-70mms of rain today and it all arrived at once this morning in the hooliest of hoolies that we have ever seen! Our garden became a series of ponds and the field behind us looked like a lake.

Fledgling in the rain

‘Fledgling’ by Richard Holliday,  in the rain

A walk into town became possible this afternoon and we called in to try a new Coffee Shop, Home Ground. It was lovely and warm in all respects. The welcome was friendly, the coffee excellent and the cakes delicious. We bought an extra one to share tomorrow, an almond and chocolate one which also happens to be gluten free. It aims to be a home from home and certainly the bookcase full of good reads was very inviting. The idea is that you can read while you are there and if the book takes your fancy you can buy it!  There were some of our favourites for children on the bottom shelf – The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Masquerade among them.

Books to borrow or buy

Books to borrow or buy

On the way up Church Lane coming home, we noticed a few opening buds on the Magnolia.

Magnolia blooms

Magnolia blooms


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6 responses to “Fledgling in the Rain, Home Ground and Magnolia

  1. grandfathersky

    February 7, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Still a long way from seeing Magnolia buds in upstate NY, although we’ve had a rather mild winter 🙂

  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    February 7, 2016 at 6:48 am

    love a place with coffee and books… a nice way to spend a rainy day…

  3. nrhatch

    February 6, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Coffee + Books = Perfect Together!

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 6, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      Yes, indeed. That is why we will be visiting again…. and again! 🙂

      • Ian Trevail

        February 7, 2016 at 6:37 pm

        Sounds a great place, Sally – where is it ?😀

        • mybeautfulthings

          February 7, 2016 at 7:25 pm

          At the bottom of Fore Street, opposite the Regal cinema, where the Portuguese cafe used to be. It really is a lovely place. 🙂


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