Tag Archives: Surrey

Eliza’s Tea Room & Gift Shop

After picking our own plums at Secretts (PYO) we stopped off at this busy little tea room situated at Hurst Farm in Milford.

Eliza’s Room & Gift shop has been refurbished and is now under new management by the owners of Butter and Cream who are responsible for a fabulous range of cakes and cupcakes.

With that in mind we just had to order an Oreo and a Salted Caramel cupcake, which meant blowing my diet of avoiding bad/empty carbs, wheat and sugar.

Eliza's Tea Room

Eliza's Tea Room

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Nest Café, Ripley

A stylish boutique and lifestyle café set in the picturesque village of Ripley, Surrey.

Nest Café, Ripley

Nest Home & Cafe offers visitors a classical escape from the hum-drum where you can sit and watch the world go by over cappuccino and a slice of their “life-changing” cake in their beautifully designed and decorated interior or outside on their terrace.

Nest Café, Ripley

Otherwise you can allow yourself to be mesmerised by the wonderful selection of antique furniture, tableware, home-ware and gifts that the shop has to offer.

Nest Café, Ripley

Which you can browse to your hearts content.

Nest Café, Ripley

Everything is delightfully served on handmade bohemian inspired dinner and glassware from Juliska ceramics (which is impossible not to fall in love with). The elegantly rustic Juliska ceramics and glassware are one for my wish list.

Nest Café, Ripley

We can highly recommend the cakes and the pastries (especially the Almond Croissant or Lemon and Pistachio cake ), but no cake for us this time.

Nest Café, Ripley

Hole in the wall

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A brisk walk in the sunshine around the gardens at Polesden Lacey.

Milmead – Flooding

The water has receed a little in Guildford but its still fast flowing.

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Bower’s Lock – Flooding

Significant flooding on the River Wey around Bower’s Lock.  The tow path has disappeared  and the field opposite completely flooded.

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Oxfam’s Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

It seems to be very popular this year to create an alternative Christmas tree out of books.  I know of a number of libraries (public and university) who have done something similar.  This one was in the window in Oxfam in Guildford, Surrey.

Merry Christmas

A Taste of Christmas – Food & Craft Fair at Secretts

For an early taste of Christmas, we popped over to Secretts in Milford for their Food & Craft Fair (which runs until Sunday 17 November 2013). 

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Plently stalls ladden with delightful christmas ideas and scrummy treats on sale.

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Christmas bunting and hand-craft sewing ephemera

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Tempting turkish delight

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Smelly cheese (my husband favourite stall)

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This stall is much more me, and I couldn’t resit making a small purchase of their lovely guest soaps: Fresh Earth, Black Rice, Cinnamon, Safflower, Mangosteen and (the more traditional scent) Lavender.

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These simple handmade wooden Christmas decortations are cute.

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