Breads: Jaspers Newport Cookshop and Waitrose
Although the Co-op closed in Newport, which was where I would get my pastries at 7.00 am for my guests who wanted Continental breakfast, I now have a selection of shops when I find my breads and pastries. Unfortunately, none of them open at 7.00am as the Co-op did. So this is a problem to get fresh bread and pastries for breakfast. Sometimes I buy the day before and freeze breads. The croissants and Danish pastries don’t need freezing they keep well in the fridge and I simply warm up at breakfast time
This is shot from today’s Continental breads and pastries offering:
We have croissants from Waitrose (right); chilli and coriander bread from Newport Cookshop (top centre) and bread rolls (left) and a pecan plait (centre bottom) from Jaspers. I hope that I give a fair share to all our Newport shops!
We are very lucky to have a borough ( Telford & Wrekin) who decided a few years ago to make most of the roundabouts bee and butterfly friendly ie most are wild flowers. Here is one from Stafford Road, Newport.
We have one at the end of Station Toad, with a metal sheep sculpture at the centre.
Not quite as pretty but it reflects our market town status. Usually, at Christmas time, someone decorates them with Xmas decorations which livens them up a bit!
Heritage Open Day Saturday 9th September
This year we are involved with Heritage Open Day in Newport. So, any B & B visitors will have to be up early with us, because we shall – well I shall – be preparing with other members of the History Society and Newport town hall staff to open Newport Guildhall for the public. Normally, the Guildhall is not open the general public because it is our town hall and council offices all rolled into one – as well as being a 15th century building.
So we shall be doing guided tours, selling booklets and postcards, having a video showing all day about the history of the buildings, perhaps getting the mayor to sign in with a quill pen and getting involved with a group called Victoria County History Shropshire, who will be joining forces with us to create a new and definitive history of Newport before long
The Guildhall has a very unusual timber-framed ceiling. Very smart for a little market town!
Anyway the Guildhall will be open from 10am – 2pm on Saturday 9th September. Free entry!
May be see you there! Linda