In 2013 Family Kiwidutch were on their way to a wedding in England, and having crossed the channel via the channel tunnel, and visited friends in Folkstone, we headed north, taking a lunch break in a town called Saffron Walden.
We’ve enjoyed a lunch of fish and chips and were about to leave when we spied a shop that had our children shrieking with delight and begging for a closer look: a little English sweet (candy) shop called “The Sweet Shop”.
We have time, so we decide to take a closer look.
Inside the shop are shelves filled with old fashioned glass jars filled with all sorts of sweets. Our children are set a budget and then comes the hard task of choosing which of the goodies are the “best”.
The process starts to take so long that Himself goes outside the shop to avoid the agony, whilst the shop owner explains very patiently what many of the sweet flavours are.
Eventually our children emerge with huge grins on their faces, having made their selections. I thank the lady in the shop for her unending patience and lovely shop, she is really friendly and didn’t mind in the least.
Little Mr. is most delighted about his “fish and chips”… not real ones but ones made of white chocolate!
We get another look at this town with it’s beautiful buildings before we leave and continue our journey, this time with silent children in the back seat. One bonus: at least they can’t fight with their mouths full !
The Sweet Shop Saffron Walden
1 George St
Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1EW
tel: 0754 532 9047