I had never been to Beckworth Emporium but I've heard great things about it and it didn't disappoint. I'm so glad that we decided to wait, especially has they now have their Christmas section all set up. I was literally like a kid lusting after all their decorations that they have for sale.
Oh and the food! It was amazing. Sandwiches and cakes. So simple but so delicious! Turkey & Cranberry. Ham. Salmon. Cherry Cakes. Scones with cream. Chocolate deserts & mince pies. I haven't actually tried mince pies before but they taste exactly how Christmas smells. They're now going on my shopping list :)
We took both the babies with us due to them both being breastfed but apart from that we were toddler free! Not only was it nice to be able to talk without running after kids but it was so nice to do something that normally we wouldn't do. Since becoming a Mum my day revolves around children, school runs and housework. Doing something just for us was a welcome change and even though I was only out of the house for a couple of hours, I came back feeling refreshed and raring to go.
After we ate we took a wander through the Christmas displays. I love this time of year, especially when shops go all out.
How I didn't spend my entire bank balance in this shop is beyond me! I definitely want to go back again and I think James & Emilie would love it. They have ice skating too which I am itching to try. It's been 12 years since I've been ice skating so I'd say it's long overdue :)