Such a beautiful morning to explore a new area. The day is warm with a gentle breeze and the air smells sweet. Fully breakfasted we head out.
The above photographs all taken from the carpark a few steps from the centre of Abergavenny. It was lovely to see raised beds stuffed with a variety of vegetables also growing in the carpark.
There are wool, art and fabric shops which are all well stocked. The Wool Croft was particularly charming stocking Rowan, Noro, Debbie Bliss, Louisa Harding, Manos Lace and lots of other goodies including new to me Juniper Moon Farm and local wools, it was wonderful. I bought some butter soft baby alpaca from Juniper Moon Farm and some Rowan tweed to play with.
The art shop looked well stocked and Black Mountain Fabric had only been open a matter of a couple of weeks but already shows great promise as a quilters and sewers little piece of heaven.
An indoor market with flying pigs which are made by the local college. They have new models every year to celebrate the Abervagenny food festival which is in a couple of weeks. It’s normally top secret as to what will appear but a stall holder told me in a rather conspirital way that this year it would be ‘goats’. The market is on nearly every day with brick a brac and antique days, it certainly creates a buzz.
It’s just such a lovely place with its charming streets and well stocked shops. I’ve fallen for it absolutely completely, in love.
Such a beautiful part of the world.