Today has been a buzzing day in the town centre with the Clubs and Societies Day in the Guildhall and the Local Excellence Market basking in the sunshine out on the Market Place.
Town centre favourites, Patisserie Pascal, showed how to barnstorm a retailing opportunity, taking part in the Local Excellence Market and selling out of many of their lines by mid-morning. The grass-covered car on the Easygrass stand was a wonderful bit of strangeness but was soon out-shone by the deadly, silent Ninjas stalking the streets. (They turned out to be from 21st Century Martial Arts based at Larkmead School.)
You may have missed the fun today but some town centre shops are open tomorrow (Sunday) in case you are in need of an urgent Mother’s Day present – try Added Ingredients in Stert Street for chocolates, wine, hampers and cooking gadgets. They are open 10-4pm Sundays. Fabulous Flowers on Bridge Street is open 9-2 for wonderful bouquets and arrangements.
You could get round to Patisserie Pascal on Sunday morning to grab something to make Mum’s breakfast special or bring Mum in to town for free cake at the Java Coffee Shop on the Market Place.
For a bigger treat, the Crown and Thistle on Bridge Street is aiming to make sure that anyone who walks in for lunch tomorrow will get served despite it being one of the busiest days of the year – they don’t want to let any desperate Dads, Sons and Daughters down!
So don’t despair for Mother’s Day – just head into Abingdon-on-Thames and make Mum’s day just perfect.