You probably don’t need another excuse to break for the border and head to Bicester (Bicester Village for a bit of early Christmas present shopping anyone?!) but I’m feeling generous so I’ll give you one anyway.
I had a meeting at Bicester Village last week (by which I mean coffee with my friend Jude at Villandry) and we then zipped over to The Milk Shed at Weston-on-the-Green to meet another friend, Kirsty, for *cough* a meeting (ok, ok, lunch) as it’s only 10 mins from the Village.
So it was yet another grim ‘n’ grey rainy weekend back in January, but refusing to be defeated by the British weather I chucked the Muddy family in their wellies, lobbed them in the car, and before any of them realised the X-Box controller was no longer in their sticky little mitts, we were heading to Wargrave on a recce.
We lived in Wargrave for a couple of years but it’s been a while since I’ve re-visited and every time I drive through something new and groovy has popped up.
It’s not too late to get it right on Mother’s Day! (next Sunday 6 March – it should be tattooed on your forehead). Choose from the best afternoon teas in Berkshire with my curated guide (yes, seriously, I’ve drunk a lot of tea and eaten many many scones) and say ‘I love you mum’ through the medium of cake (and contemporary dance if you’re that way inclined and have the energy). Personally, I need to lie down in a darkened room breathing pure oxygen and listening to Pan Pipes.
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