On Saturday a friend and I went off to Newark, Nottinghamshire. It is getting on for an hour away but quite an easy drive – apart from the roadworks which have become a permanent feature of the A46. If you like cones do come visit!
First stop was the lovely wine shop that is Ann et Vin. I had some loan glasses to return but needless to say picked up half a dozen bottles whilst I was there. We also had coffee and delicious apple cake too.
One of the wines I picked up is a Valentine present for my other half. The label is so pretty – you can see what it is like here – isn’t it pretty. The bottle I bought is actually rose and the hearts are pink and shiny. I love the heart on the top.
Wine purchased we had a mooch round the town. I love the little signs that are in so many shops these days and added two to my collection.
There is an Oxfam bookshop in Newark and I picked up Nigella Express for £2.99. I have used it today to make sweet potato and butternut squash soup – more of that to come.
By the way, the lovely little cat sign is from Rose and Peck, which is in The Arcade, a beautiful proper old arcade too!
If you fancy a visit to Newark do stay at the lovely Compton House – Lisa will make you feel right at home!