In our previous review of the wonderful Heydon Village Tea Shop we attempted to share with you some of the many reasons why this particular Tea Rooms holds a special place in the firmament of Ragged Society of Antiquarian Ramblers favourite cake-related haunts. However, although I think that we managed to convey a sense of why you must visit this special place, we were left with a feeling that we could do more - that something was missing.
Having reflected upon this, Thadeus Basil-Snapper (the third) and myself (Munro Tweeder-Harris Esq.) decided that what we needed was the voice of the person at the heart of this special place. Hence, we approached the co-owner and cake baker extraordinaire, Cindy Watson, and asked if we could interview her. We were absolutely delighted when she agreed to our request.
Starting with a stop-go animation that takes you - in virtual terms - from the entrance of the church porch to the door of the Tea Shop, this piece will combine excerpts from our interview with Cindy, with photographs we took during our visit. What really comes through in this piece - aside from the obvious excitement of Ragged Ramblers talking about cake! - is the love that Cindy and Jamie have for this venture. To quote Cindy's words directly, "it's our baby."
We hope that you enjoy this more intimate portrait of the Heydon Village Tea Rooms. Of course, this can never be a substitute for actually visiting these special people and their special place, but it is our hope that it give you a flavour of what make it tick, purr - sing!
Postscript: our thanks go to Cindy & Jamie Watson for giving us their time - and their scrumptious cake. Thank you so much!
Please note: if you are intending to visit the Tea Shop yourself, we do advise that you book a table in advance.
~ Thadeus Basil-Snapper (the third) & Munro Tweeder-Harris Esq. ~