One of our stop offs today was Bourton On The Water, which is hailed as the Venice of the Cotswolds. It is a rather picturesque, dreamy village set on water with perfect stone bridges, ducks and swans gliding down the water, however it is also now over run with tourists and day trippers (like us I may add). We've only ever been there in Winter and it was enchantingly peaceful at that time of year.
I fell deeply in love with this house and its sublime English garden.
I'm glad that the desire for 'retro' sweets is back after we saw two such sweet shops yesterday in Bourton, as the owner of one said sweets are an instant feelgood factor in this tough society that we live in, in a second of opening that little paper bag we are transported back to our childhoods when we had no real worries and life was just one big fluffy cloud. Sweets bring with them a huge thrill and excitement that can be lacking sometimes in our busy lives.
Here are those decadent jars filled with precious moments.
These are my favourite Traditional sweet shops in London so if you're passing I urge you to take a moment out of your day to relive your childhood:
Brewode's Cornucopia, 60 Broadway Market, E8 4QJ