In the face of world recession and gargantuan plans by town centre developers and Supermarkets it’s just brilliant to see small independent shops determinedly opening in Macc and adding to the character and unique flavour of the town. This week we’ve sipped a great coffee in the new Monocle Deli on Chestergate and bought local greens and rhubarb in the old Cotterils butchers shop on Park Lane . Whilst it was sad to see the demise of an old Macc butchers, it is heartening to see the opening of ‘The Corner Plot’. Determined to give them regular support. As someone said today ‘we are bringing our kids up here and don’t want to live in a town with tumbleweed’. Says it all really.
Have finally got our hands on the brochure for this year’s Barnaby Festival. Beautiful design and completely packed with brilliant things to do on 21-24 June. I love the fact that you don’t have to put your hands in your pockets and spend a fortune to enjoy superb exhibitions, performance, art and music. Personally looking forward to the Boogie woogie piano, and the 1930s film matinee with proper afternoon tea, oh and the Bellissimo bell ring, oh yes and the fete and… and….basically do not even think about going away that weekend and start booking guests into your spare room if you have one.