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    Trev Beadle Family Butchers: Only Resting!

    by johngayton Written Dec 14, 2011

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    As a professional cook I always try to source my ingredients locally and ideally from small artisanal producers. Therefore it's always a pleasure to see a proper little butchers shop on a town's High Street and here in Chippy Trev Beadle's shopfront caught my eye.

    "Just say NON" proclaims the window signage behind which you'll find hanging joints of pork, beef and lamb all from local farms ready to be skillfully cut to your requirements.

    As well as the fresh meat they also sell free-range eggs, local cheeses and a small selection of home-made pies and pastries.

    BTW The pheasants pictured aren't actually dead, as such, merely a little tired. The kindly butcher offered to let them rest awhile in his cosy sheltered little alleyway which I reckon is a very kind thing for him to have done ;-)

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    Oxford Aromatics: lovely smellies

    by margaretvn Written Oct 13, 2013

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    This is a tiny little shop in the covered market in Oxford. It is crammed full of lovely handmade soaps, oils and creams and scented candles. I love handmade soaps but this time I also bought a serummade of flower oils and it smells lovely and feels so good on my skin. They have great things for "smelly gifts"

    What to buy: I bought the mature skin serum and it is lovely - not sticky or oily on your skin and it smells lovely but not overpowering.

    What to pay: lots of different prices

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    various shops throughout the Cotwolds: smells and rest

    by margaretvn Written Oct 2, 2013

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    Bourton on the Water

    In various gifts shops throughout the Cotswolds you can find the lovely range of goods made by Cotswolds Lavender.
    In Quirky in Bourton on the Water I bought their slumber gel. this gel is made of Lavender and Chamomile and it helps you sleep. Later I also bought their Slumber spray to spray on my pillow before I sleep. A lovely smell but I did wonder if it would work - well it does. Since using it I have spelt much better and woken up refreshed.
    I di want to visit the Cotswolds Lavender farm but Lavender ihad been harvested, the best time to visit is june,july and august.
    Cotswolds Lavender has send goods to customers and it has a good range of gifts

    What to buy: the slumber gel is fantastic

    What to pay: various prices for the lavender goods - the gel was £5,50

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    Oxford Covered Market: veggies, cakes, and little cafes

    by margaretvn Written Oct 13, 2013

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    The covered market is more than 200 hundred years old - the building dates back to 1770's
    The covered market in Oxford is a great place to have a lunch - not too expensive - several cafes. There are lots of little shops selling gifts, cakes, veggies, fruit etc.
    Stop at one corner and watch the talented ladies decorate cakes, look in the tiny hat shop crammed with hats of all colours. Buy lovely soaps and scented candles and get some great photos.

    What to buy: I bought soaps and serum for my skin and we had lunch there

    What to pay: various prices

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    old fashioned sweets

    by margaretvn Written Nov 2, 2013

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    this little shop is full of old fashioned sweets - remembered from my childhood! Sweets you just do not find in shops today.

    What to buy: I bought some sweet tobacco - made of coconut, although I did think about getting parma violets! The shop even had double salt Dutch Liquorice which I love

    What to pay: various prices and of course depends how much you give in to temptation!

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    The Old Forge: crafts

    by margaretvn Written Oct 2, 2013

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    This little shop is absolutely packed with crafting goodies from knitting, crochetting to making cards. There are lots of gift sets for handcrafting friends. The owner is a little strange but very friendly and you are not pushed to buy or followed around the shop as you look around.

    What to buy: I bought a little kit for knitting a fancy shawl in a glitzy yarn I had never seen before.

    What to pay: lots of things and lots of prices.

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    tasty chutneys and jams

    by margaretvn Written Nov 2, 2013

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    While visiting Avebury pop into the local village shop and buy a couple of the locally made jams and chutneys. They is a good variety in the shop and they are not expensive and are made by the local womans guild.

    What to buy: the three fruit chutney was very good and goes well with meat and cheese

    What to pay: different prices - I paid 2 pounds for the bottle of chutney

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    Burford Needlcraft: Needlecraft

    by margaretvn Written Nov 10, 2013

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    This little shop is hidden away in an alley along the high street but it is not to be missed if you love needle crafts. They have an huge selection of kits but also pattern charts, threads and material, wools. The shops packed with goodies and the owners are very helpful

    What to buy: I bought an embroidery kit

    What to pay: all sorts of prices

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    Bicester village: Designer outlet to miss

    by margaretvn Written Nov 10, 2013

    Although this outlet village is beautifully designed and laid out it is very expensive - so unless you really want designer brands a bit less expensively I would give it a miss. Certainly avoid the weekends when parking is almost impossible. There is a train station close by with connections to London and Oxford.

    What to buy: designers brands for less

    What to pay: you will need lots of money

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    The Crock: cookers heaven

    by margaretvn Written Nov 28, 2013

    If you enjoy baking or cooking that this shop will have all the utensils you would want or that you could dream about - I wandered about the shop looking at things I wanted and things I did not even know existed! The shop is packed with things and some lovely goodies for gifts.
    It is a family owned business.

    What to buy: If you like walking they have fantastic little thermos flasks which hold one cup of coffee or tea. They absolutely do not leak and fit into a back pack or handbag and the drink stagy hot for a good few hours

    What to pay: a sorts of prices

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    Tesco: daily groceries

    by margaretvn Written Nov 28, 2013

    We had a self catering cottage just outside Chipping Norton and although there is a small Sainsbury's in Chipping Norton, we found it better to go to Stow on the Wold and the larger Tesco as there was more choice there. There is a large car park - it is just next to the towns free parking area so be careful and not park in the Tesco parking area if you are walking into Stow on the Wold.

    What to buy: daily groceries

    What to pay: depends on the things you buy

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    Rohan: outdoor wear

    by margaretvn Written Nov 28, 2013

    This little shop in the centre of Stow on the Wold has a very good collection of outdoor clothing made by Rohan. They are very helpful but also just let you look around.

    What to buy: I bought a lovely fleece sweater

    What to pay: Rohan is not cheap and prices depend on what you buy

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    The Bookshop: books, postcards, good shopping

    by KittyLou Written Jul 19, 2004

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    An independent bookshop with a tasteful selection of books and other items.

    The bus from Kingham stops right in front of this shop.

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    The Henge Shop: gifts and more

    by margaretvn Written Nov 2, 2013

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    the lovely little shop in Avebury has a good selection of books about stone circles and archeology but is also crammed full of gifts, postcards etc.

    What to buy: I got some postcards

    What to pay: all sorts of prices

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