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Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Chipping Norton

We said goodbye to Cambridge and drove through the countryside heading towards Chipping Norton. Along the way we came across a sigh at Whaddon saying Tea Shop - just what we needed for a lunch stop. We drove into Thrift Farm, a rural training centre for disabled adults and enjoyed a lovely home cooked lunch. The farm is run on traditional lines and had just taken delivery of 250 young laying hens. These will have a wonderful free range life in accordance to this facility's practices. We saw coloured sheep, sows with their piglets, ducks and geese, and walked through a hatchery with tiny chicks cheeping away under the heat lamps.

Piglets at Thrift Farm

Then it was on to Chipping Norton to meet up with jenny's quilting penfriend Glennis and stay for a few days. The buildings in Chipping Norton, like all the Cotswold villages are built from honey coloured stone. A market was in full swing - Chipping means Marketplace.

Driving to Burford we discovered an oldie worlde sweetshop, just like the kind from yesteryear. Jars on sweets lined the walls ans we spent some time making our choices. These were presented to us wrapped in a cone of paper.

The Sweet Shop

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