Well I might have spent Saturday sewing, but Sunday was spent shopping and drinking tea. I’ve heard many times how wonderful Snape Maltings in Suffolk is, so when I heard they were having a ‘Cool Yule Christmas Market’ my friend Miss H and I decided we should investigate.
Our first ‘laughter event’ of the day happened as we drove into the car park. In the row behind us was a silver BMW (private number plate and lots of chrome) with it’s hazard warning lights flashing. Curious we took a closer look once parked in case someone needed help or something. And that’s when a discovered what was going on…. The owners had obviously arrived and wandered off for a little shopping leaving their dog in the car. This dog had then turned on the lights (probably by standing on the button which is quite easy in some cars) and was now sitting in the front looking annoyed. It didn’t take much imagination to add speech bubbles above his head.
“Leave me in the car will they… I’ll show them what it feels like to be stuck in the car park… Lets see how they like a flat battery when the get back… Hehe that’ll teach them to go swanning off and leave me in the car…”
We laughed about the little dogs expression all the way to the stewards, we did feel a responsibility to inform someone of the impending flat battery, only to have them burst out laughing at our recounting of the situation.
The market itself was a delight to walk around apart from being on gravel which isn’t good when you’re in heals. As a result there are no photos of that part, between the crowds, shopping opportunities and balancing act, I didn’t really feel like getting my camera out. I did however take some photos in the main part of the Maltings.
One of the tea shops is on a balcony overlooking the home wares section. This provided a wonderful opportunity to drink tea and people watch.
The other cafe area had the most wonderful red lampshades which I just had to take a photo of. Yes, I did get some funny looks for that.
There are also galleries, boutiques and antiques.
Unfortunately I spent a lot of the time weighed down with shopping bags hence the lack of photos from the latter half of the day.
Then we found a lovely little Farm shop with a Tea Room on the way home for yet another cup of tea, this time accompanied by a cheese scone.
Once again I couldn’t help but look up and get my camera out. Fortunately I didn’t get any strange looks this time….
All in all a lovely day out, and yes, I’m still chuckling about that dog…