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Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Shopping in Daventry

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Friday being market day in Daventry, we thought today would be a good day to visit Daventry. The bus was late arriving, due no doubt to the extra traffic on the roads being the last day before Christmas Eve. First stop when we finally got to Daventry was to find a coffee shop for a cuppa. One of our objectives was to find a Freezer thermometer, so we thought Tesco, Waitrose and Aldi would all be good places to start, seeing they sell frozen foods. We were wrong there. Still the visit to all 3 made us glad we had done all our food shopping already for Christmas. We did find a little electrical shop which had one which was great. We browsed the charity shops, and the market stalls. We had lunch at The Saracen’s Head.

Daventry Saracens Head

We both had the Chicken Tikka which we always enjoy at Wetherspoon's pubs, with half a Ruddles Best each.

Jo found herself a nice skirt in a charity shop, which she will wear on Christmas day. We also bought some more DVD’s for Christmas viewing, seeing as we are struggling to get a decent TV signal in Braunston. Blockbusters did us proud, with 3 we wanted to see at reduced prices and what was even better was when I went to pay for them I was told The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Blu-Ray was actually £7 and not the marked £10, which was even better. We also got Angels & Demons from a charity shop for £2.99. Jo finally bought some new batteries for her TV remote control, perhaps she will now stop throwing a hissy fit when her remote doesn’t work! Although we had a few spits and spots of rain throughout the day, it did decide to chuck it down just after we got to the bus shelter to wait for the bus back to Braunston. As earlier it was late arriving no doubt again due to the extra traffic around. It did stop raining by the time the bus dropped us off in Braunston Village and we whilst we were up there we walked to the butchers to get some meat to pop in the new freezer.

Braunston Butcher

People were popping in to pick up their turkeys. Unfortunately they did not have the rather delicious lemon chicken pieces we bought from them last time we were here, which is a shame because they were rather tasty. Still the sausages, pork and lamb chops looked very nice, so we had some of them.


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