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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Christmas all Year Round

There’s something about Christmas and quilters, isn’t there – some sort of great attraction.  So I was thrilled recently to discover a “new to me” gift shop which has a marvellous range of Christmas goodies which are displayed all year around.  Stepping through the doors of “Presence in Sanson”  was a real delight.  There were all sorts of gifts on show, and two lovely Christmas rooms packed full of twinkling lights, Santas and ornaments lovingly displayed.   The kind owner gave me permission to take a few photos.

P8020004 Christmas goodies galore

And I found just what I had been looking for – I was after another gold coloured Christmas tree to complement the two I already have. The trees have their own special place on the dining room window sill each festive season.

P8040028 My newly purchased tree which will be put away until December

Adjacent to this pretty little gift shop is Viv’s Kitchen, which had just moved buildings to the present position.  This shop is also a Sanson icon, whose motto is “to make food the way it used to be”.  With delicious cream horns being the cafe specialty, we decided we really should try one.  Viv’s Kitchen was busy with people “doing lunch” like us, so we found ourselves a table and checked out the menu.  We decided on something small and savoury from the hot cabinet, just so we could finally indulge in one of those huge cream horns.  And they were delicious!

Cream Horn0001How about one of these?

Tucked away in a corner of the cafe is “Nana Ruth’s Corner”, dedicated to the memory of Viv’s Mum.  What a lovely thought, and speaks volumes of Viv’s philosophy of life.

Nana Ruth’s Corner in Viv’s Kitchen

We had a lovely morning looking around Sanson – a tasty lunch and a Christmas Shop too.  What could be better?


Kate said...

I so enjoyed your lovely post, Jenny.

Nancy J said...

A corner for Nana Ruth, memories of all those things in other years.What a yummy treat, I have put the café on our list!!

Pip said...

Visited Viv's Kitchen for the first time just before their move. Just had to have my first cream horn ever and it was delicious! Normally drive through Sanson as usually it's too early for lunch but highly recommend stopping to eat here!

Pip said...

Just had to have my first cream horn ever here recently just before their move. Usually drive through Sanson as it's too early for lunch but timed it right this time and the food is delicious!

Jenny said...

Thank you Pip - I can't reply to you as you come up as a "non reply blogger". I'm so pleased we stopped at Viv's Kitchen, and are sure to go there again to get one of those amazing cream horns each!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

What a great day out. To visit a Christmas shop is always such a treat and to have something tasty afterwards is the best. Jenny, I'm always envious of your lovely outings!