He is sitting in Reeve The Baker, about to tackle a Lardy Cake. These "local" delights [Wiltshire, Hamposhire, Dorset and other counties all claim to have invented them!] and they are not so much cake as bread- laden with spices, dried fruit, sugar...and lard! I could feel my arteries silting up as I nibbled a small piece! To be fair, even with my help, Bob could not manage to finish the cake.
We didn't find any candles- I did make a couple of good CS purchases [to be revealed later] and after a great meander round the market, sampling fudge and things, we walked round lots of CS. I was very impresed by the window display in The Entertainer Toyshop. One side of their door was a window full the usual display of Toys - the other side was completely given over to a large Nativity tableau with an explanatory sign. Brilliant!
Lunch was soup in Henderson's by the market. Beautiful home made bread accompanied our soups - his was red lentil and tomato, and mine was butternut squash and sage [mysteriously they were the same colour - but completely different, delicious flavours]
There was a lot of rain, but we really enjoyed our day, wandering round the pretty stalls and looking at the festive displays. I bought two large butternut squash for £1 on the market and will make some more soup myself.
*We ended up with an airer from Lakeland - I have returned to a wooden concertina one, as we decided the metal ones, and the pull out ones were not what we wanted. Now we only have one bath/shower, drying washing over the bath is not so easy! And I am not using the tumble dryer in the garage - it is expensive, and the motorbike is in the way!!