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Lucy @ attic24

Oh yes, we do, we do!!! We have often talked about it, dreamed of doing just as you described.
Have you seen the shop Jolie...thats the sort of place I would like, but with a cafe/tearoom attached....
ahhh dreams, life would be dull without tehm
ps love your flowers, I have a thing for geraniums, quite a big thing, I can't stop buying them




I have the Tshirt for that dream....
and it was such hard had its rewards and fun days, but if I had to put by hand on my heart ,I would say
"lovely experiance... but can I go home now...."
The bliss of visiting a lovely tea room...I am now a sitter and sipper...and My energy is used in other ways ....but dont let me put anyone off {:>))


I love that dream, tho' for me it's an up-to-the-eyes-in-buttercream-and-glitter cupcakery!

Alice C

I have visions of beautiful china, lovely tablecloths and home made cakes. The visitors will be elderly polite ladies who will be MOST appreciative. Oh...and lovely ladies who knit...they would always be welcome!


Erm - that's my fantasy too. Only mine would also sell books.


i'll come! can we have a nice piece of apple pie? with a spot of custard? xx


All the time! I dream about a tea room with books and knitting stuff all the time. Then I come down to earth with a bump though!


books, cake, tea, wool, fabric, beads, I think I might need to open a supersized teashop. I think I've been to the teashop in Etal!


My fantasy is of a bookshop and tea room combined, or maybe my own wool shop.. it's easy to get caught up in it isn't it!
We have a lavender farm near where we live and it has the most gorgeous cafe, and they serve lavender scones. I wasn't too sure at first but they are lovely!


It seems I'm not alone in these fantasies then! Mine would be more of a coffee shop as I don't drink tea (but, of course, I would serve it) would be all those things listed above plus flowers, really lovely, British flowers...
I think Blogland is a virtual tea room , don't you?

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Books I have illustrated!

  • The Best Gift of All

  • Book and dvd,(narrated by Kevin Whateley), of Bringing Down the Moon

  • There's a House Inside My Mummy

  • The Magic Donkey Ride

  • Down in the Woods at Sleepytime

  • Dear Tooth Fairy

  • Dear Mermaid

  • No Place Like Home

  • Diamond in the Snow

  • Bringing Down the Moon