It appears I didn’t miss Small Business Saturday, as it’s today, Saturday 6 December. So here’s hoping it’s a crisp, frosty festive feeling day that might be perfect for avoiding the big shops and finding a few small ones to find lovely gifts.
All you really need to top that off is the Salvation Army band playing Christmas carols, and somewhere with open fire to retreat to for a glass of mulled wine and you’ve got the makings of a perfect Saturday. If you want to find the perfect high street, then apparently Belper in Derbyshire won the Great British High Street of the Year for 2014.
I don’t know Belper but might have to make a trip to see what makes it so special, but in the meantime, I’ll be in Bingham having coffee at the Picture Cafe.