Thursday, August 5, 2010

Visiting England: Rooftop Garden

What a surprise! Who knew that the Emma Bridgewater Factory & Store in Stoke-on-Trent had a rooftop garden? And chickens too! A perfect wire-front coop is off to the right of this picture and houses a happy clan of chickens.

Inside this building, the new cafe has an Aga stove (jealous!) that has an Emma Bridgewater polka dot front. I was told that the chickens provide the fresh eggs that go into the scones and pastries that are baked in the Aga for the cafe. How neat!

Apparently I arrived just after the baker had gone for the day and the Aga was still warm from the latest batch of scones. Remember the delicious cake I had with tea? The entire experience was a delight!

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