I really like the decor, lots of contrasts which work very well together. A lot of thought has obviously been put into making somewhere more modern and not another twee tea room, though I would think it would appeal to a broad range of people. (It wasn't empty when I went but, as you may already know, I don't like people in my pictures unless there's really no alternative. I'll perform contortions to get people-free shots!!) Oh, the food was very good as well!
I spent a lot of yesterday gardening. The hard-grafty type not the tittling round dead-heading type. I went to Springs for a late lunch before getting stuck back in. A lot of the work was removing alchemilla/lady's mantle from the side of the drive. If you've ever had to do this you know the importance of not letting it get too well rooted... say no more.
I was aching so much by bedtime I had to have painkillers to get to sleep. But it does look better, and I revamped the front doorstep with some basic terracotta pots and blowsy flowers. Picture to follow if the sun shines on it and the flowers open.
I also took the rash step, while at the DIY buying plants, of getting paint to repaint the kitchen (following the water leak and subsequent staining). This is no small job and I'm not looking forward to it. But now's as good a time as any. I hate painting ceilings...