Shaftesbury – Turnbulls Deli

We took little lady to visit Nanny and Auntie Lindsey today, we met them halfway between Bournemouth and Bristol in Shaftesbury, Dorset. (I wasn’t aware that this was further for us than them at the time of arranging the journey).

We arrived around 3:30pm and my sister had already found her way to The Knitting Well for some yarn. She was very, very pleased with the Sirdar softspun DK that she picked up in a variety of colours, you can get some yourself from Black Sheep Wools. It’s a super soft nylon / wool / acrylic blend that although it’s only a 25g ball seems to be never ending, it’s meterage is 125m. My sister has already made a newborn romper from one ball with many metres leftover.

She finally came to meet us in Turnbull’s Deli, which sells a large selection of cheeses, farm produce and yummy meats. I can highly recommend the cafe, it was quaint and cosy. Although they only had booster seats for small children, no highchairs and I wouldn’t recommend it if you have lots of pushchairs as there’s not really enough room. The pink pig (pink lemonade icecream float) was delicious, as was the icecream in the banana float.

Little lady even got to stretch her legs as it was fairly quiet towards closing time. She loved toddling up and down the cafe, ¬†looking at all the different bottles available to purchase and charming all the customers. She even managed to eat all of the banana in my banana split, having refused to eat the hummus and pita we bought her for her dinner, Mummy’s pudding was seen as a treat tsk tsk.

All in all, we had a lovely afternoon and Little Lady was so tired when we got back home, that she’s gone straight to bed without any fuss.

What have you been up to this weekend? Have you been to Shaftesbury before?