Friday, 17 October 2014



Happy Friday everyone….where did the last week go? It has been non stop this week for me with work projects and now as we head in to the weekend, I am looking forward to a relaxing couple of days and taking things a little easier!  Mr. 'SH' has been away in Australia on business for the last couple of weeks, and from what I can gather from our snatched skype chats, he never got over his jet lag and is severely sleep deprived….so a clear agenda and R&R is definitely called for this weekend!

Above is the beautiful view from my kitchen deck early this morning, with the mist hovering over the fields….it looks like we are in for some lovely sunny Autumn weather too over the coming days, which is a bonus!

No relaxing weekend would be complete without some delicious ingredients for some new recipes and a few treats, and it was a joy to discover and visit a fabulous new farmshop yesterday, close to us here in Kent….the newly revamped and under new ownership 'Hartley Farmshop' near the picturesque market town of Cranbrook.

With their own bakery, fish monger, butchery, delicatessen and lovely coffee shop with far reaching views over the apple orchards behind, it is somewhere that turns the drudge of food shopping in to something really very enjoyable.

Concentrating on fresh and local produce with a fantastic selection of other goodies, it could well become my new favourite place to shop….

If you are ever in the area, do drop by….you won't be disappointed!

Hartley Farm Shop,
Hartley Dyke Farm,
Hartley Rd.
TN17 3QG


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Sophia xx


  1. What a beautiful farm shop this is! I did not realise you live in Kent. My daughters and I spent part of our summer holiday there this year, in a village close to Tunbridge Wells. We liked it very much. It's a beautiful part of England.

    Wishing you and your husband a restful weekend!

    Madelief x

  2. What a wonderful market. I can see why you enjoyed shopping there. We don't have many places like that in the US ~ you're very fortunate!