This lovely old bus sits outside the Dickensian village and olde water mill at Barton-Le-Clay in Bedfordshire, England.
Adrian and I made a visit to this Bedfordshire community on Saturday and found there an excellent eating house with an even more excellent menu.
After lunch we took a step back in time and entered the world of a Dickens Victorian village. Here we embraced the sounds of hustle and bustle walking its cobbled streets. We strolled on to a garden centre and relaxed by a beautiful mill pond of Mallard and Carp. We visited some twenty shops of clothes, jewellery, candles and crystals, chocolates, antiques and collectables, a farmshop, hair and beauty, a photographic studio, and an arts and crafts and gallery, and for the children a pirates and mermaids recreation park. Adrian and I were too late for the mince pies and mulled wine handed around during during Christmas, but our January visit was truly original and worthwhile.