Banish the Winter Blues

This morning our café is full of light. The pointed gothic panes overlooking Galdeford, show the bare sculptured limbs of the chestnut at the gateway. At its feet snowdrops are out and the spears of daffodils leaves showing green.

Inside is warm, clean, bright and the aroma of bacon enticing. Our local butcher’s bacon and sausages are the core of our English breakfast, an all time favourite. Although a bowl of porridge topped with brown sugar and a hint of salt keeps the cold out.

Bread pudding, rich with fruit sits next to Honey cakes in their paper frills, and apple and walnut loaf, which a customer once told us was called “wet Nelly” up North! It’s a great place to meet a friend and chat over a hot drink and fresh baked Danish pastry or scone.

Take a look at the menu and decide to take something home for lunch or supper. Our daily specials such as beef stew, Pasta Bakes, Vegetable Mornay, or Tomato, Aubergine and Halloumi are always popular.

The sparrows are back and can’t quite believe the damage the weather has done to the fuchsia hedge, but that too it beginning to grow back against the old stone.

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