A novel type of blog entry for me – one venue but very many thoughts provoked by even more items of curiosity.
Over Easter, we walked around Abbey Hill and stopped for refreshments at Hazel Mountain Chocolate. A bungalow converted into a coffee shop with a chocolate making facility built to the rear.
A lovely setting looking at Abbey Hill to sit outside and appreciate the surroundings.
I did query the spelling of ‘Coffee’ in ‘Coffehouse’ but suspect that the message got lost in translation.
The cash register did look great. It worked to the extent that the amount pressed displayed. However, its adding function did not work so I did wonder as to why persevere with it.
The telephone was a reminder of the age before wireless handsets. The norm now appears to be that those on a phone walk around the place – it is as if ‘mobile’ has gone from a description to an obligation. Another aspect of the fixed telephone was the extent of doodles that would be on the message pad next to the phone. Are doodles now consigned to history?
Unfortunately for me, I did not fully read the blackboard before ordering three slices of apple pie. The most famous and memorable aspect was the price – we won’t be back for more.
I was reminded of my previous thought as to whether photographs with politicians are a thing of the past. I would have thought that such a photograph would be more likely to put off than encourage customers.