We had arranged to meet at the village shop, a place of great interest. A few years ago the village was about to lose its only shop and post office, so the villagers decided to create their own community shop in the old school building. As life members, they are all involved in the running of the shop, serving tea and cakes and staging all kinds of interesting events. Click on the picture to read the plaque commemorating the opening of the shop in 2003.
Wednesday is Tea and Talk day, just the thing to attract D and me, especially when there is something very special happening: a demonstration by the HedgelandsGlassLass of her technique for making pretty charm loops.
Into the shop we went for introductions, mugs of tea and delicious home-made cake. Diane took the indoor pictures of Michele at work, so here's a link to her post.
It was really fascinating to see how Michele selected and assembled the beads and charms for her loops, bracelets and other items of jewellery. The pieces are even lovelier 'in the flesh' than in the photographs; if you want something unique for yourself, or as a gift, I recommend a visit to the her blog or website. You can also see some of her beautiful sea glass jewellery over on Musings from a Muddy Island.
D and I couldn't really be expected to go straight home after the demonstration with such a lovely country pub at the end of the lane, now could we?
As I said in an earlier post, it's all happening in Devon!