1. A cute, little handmade shop, 2. An amazing courtyard full of lovely shops, 3. Obviously a scarf shop- how many scarf’s???, 4. A cheeky selfie for you all , 5. A gorgeous window display in a lovely interior design shop
Welcome, whether you’ve been a reader for a long time or it’s your first visit to rachelspick.
Being a new year and everything like that, I thought it was about time that I got my act together and really started to try and make my little internet space a little more personal. This was something that came up a lot on the feedback on my survey from you all, and I thought it was about time that I made real effort to start doing something about it. So here we are, me getting my act together and bringing all of you into my personal life outside of my computer screen.
Over the weekend I went on a short break to the Derbyshire Dales, with my family. It was all planned out so we could all be together to celebrate my Nana’s big birthday, and just generally spend a bit of time together. To be honest that was the best thing about the whole break, just being able to spend some quality time together without the hustle and bustle of our busy lives and just chill out and I suppose get to know each other even more than we already do. Anyway, we stayed in a lovely wooden lodge in a place called Darwin Forest, it was such a beautiful place and the lodges were so homely and cosy. I loved it!! It was the perfect place to just get away from it all because it was so peaceful and calming, even if my Nana did shout at my Grandad a couple of times.
While we there, we decided that we would visit Bake well, a town a few miles away, just to do a bit of retail therapy and of course get a Bake well tart. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for a little bit of photography and a post for my little internet space, because like I mentioned, you lot are always getting at me to make rachelspick more personal, so you can learn more about the girl behind the blog.
For people that don’t know where or what Bake well is, then really you’ve not lived, I know if your from a country other than England it’s hard to visit these places but I tell you it’s a delightful little place, if I do say so myself. In England we have a small cake called the Bake well tart, this happens to be one of my favourite all time cakes, the traditional has flaky pastry and an almost marzipan centre with some raspberry jam, as the modern day one has white icing on the top, is more of a cake with a marzipan taste and is short crust pastry with raspberry jam at the bottom. This tart originally comes from the place of Bake well, where I visited only a few days ago, and is why this cake is called “A Bake well Tart”!
Although I have previously visited Bake well before I never realised how many little shops and café’s they actually had there, so it was a lovely surprise when we arrived to see so many shops to look in and of course purchase from. I bought a very cute, little retro tin with sweets on and a real vintage scarf. I absolutely loved visiting the vintage shop because it was just so inspiring to see actual vintage items and not just “shabby chic” updated items. It was such an inspiring place and I can not wait to wear my scarf.
I hope you enjoyed my little personal post and will now want to visit Bake well for yourself.