Today was a very unusual day; a child free day! The last time Mr Jam and I had a day to ourselves was over a year go so today was long overdue. I was heading to Lyme Regis anyway to deliver some of my stock for my friend Caroline's new shop. I persuaded Mr Jam he needed a day off, which he did and even persuaded him I should drive!
First stop was The Town Mill Bakery as Mr Jam has normally had several coffees at work by now. We loved the open kitchen, the communal tables and friendly staff (hope you're reading and thanks for letting me take photos!).
We were very restrained and resisted these, but had a great cup of coffee
before we headed off to meet Caroline at Ruby Rockcake. Caroline has been selling retro homewares through her regular stall at Bridport Saturday Market as well as at fairs. Now she's finally taken the plunge and opened a colourful little shop in Broad Street, Lyme Regis.
Spot my cushions and a fox!
Pretty displays on a vintage kitchen cabinet.
Scandi tea towels...
and retro china.
We took a wander down to the pretty Town Mill
and Mr Jam's brew-dar sniffs out the Town Mill Brewery
where we sample the Black Ven, chat to the friendly people and bring some beer home (of course).
Now I'm not really a lunch person during the week - yesterday was a bag of crisps, often it's some sweets! I'd have happily settled for an icecream today but Mr Jam insisted on something more substantial so we ended up in the Millside Restaurant...
... for a posh ploughmans.
A walk back up to the car with a quick dip into Ginger Beer.
By the time we left to go and pick up the little jammers from school the sun was in full swing. Just time for a quick stop for some views.