Hidden Garden

This morning I peeped through a half-open tall wooden gateway in Totnes and what did I see? This hidden garden path, stretching in front of me invitingly. I think the fact it was hidden made it all the more inviting – though I somehow resisted the temptation to trespass!

If you happen to be in Totnes and wonder where this beautiful garden is, I’ll give you a clue: it is on the same side of the road and not at all far from this brilliant gallery run by my good friends Penny and Graham. (If ever a shop was worth a visit, this one is!)


And right opposite Penny and Graham’s emporium (filled with amazing temptations) is my favourite coffee shop. (Pity it was dustbin day when I took its picture):

WoodsFabulous coffee (and home-cooked, locally sourced food) found here!



Sorry to report that the Totnes Cats’ Cafe no longer exists. It has had to close owing to illness, which is rather sad. Vintage Living has gone from the High Street too – but still exists at their warehouse in Brook’s Yard on the Totnes Industrial Estate. They had their grand re-opening last Saturday, giving visitors a free scented rose with every purchase. We miss their town presence, but wish them well in their new home.

Stolen From Susie

Speaking of new homes, Stolen From Susie has moved into Vintage Living’s old premises. Stolen From Susie (fabulous handbags and scarves) used to be further up the ‘Narrows’ at the top of Totnes, with its sister shop Susie & Me (fab fashions) opposite. Now the two businesses (run by Susie, her husband and daughter) have come together as Stolen From Susie And Me – and are well worth a visit!