Down The Rabbithole

Old Market Hall, Rotherham

Old Market Hall

Front of the piano


I had to go to the sorting office to pick up another parcel today. Although it was still early, the day was already hot and on the way back I decided to cut through the old market hall, somewhere I hadn’t been before. If nothing else, I would be out of the sun for a few minutes and it looked like there might be some interesting little shops in there so I’d probably be out of the sun for a bit longer. I love places like this as they usually have unusual and individual shops, not the big chain names.

The piano in the old market hall, Rotherham

The piano in the old market hall, Rotherham

I felt like Alice must have done when she fell down the rabbithole! What had I stepped into? It looked like a cafe, but it isn’t, as far as I can tell. In the centre was a small closed up kiosk that houses a little business called The Button Tin. The market hall was completely deserted and it felt like I’d stepped into another world. It was cool, shady and peaceful – pure magic! I shall definitely be finding out more about what goes on here. I think it could be right up my street.

In other news, I attended my first quilting workshop yesterday. I loved it! I can see this becoming a serious passion. I have laid out my squares and sewn a few together. My ‘homework’ is to get the rest sewn up by next Wednesday, if I can. It’s only a lap quilt and will have 9 blocks of 4 squares, so I should be able to do it once I finish this set of nights. I’ve ordered a folding table for the bedroom so I can set up and sew in there. There’s room at one end to set up the table and it has decent natural light. I’m itching to get started!

I can’t wait to get through this set of nights (tonight will be my first of 4 shifts). Once I’ve got them out of the way, I’m off for the next 2 sets which means I’m off for almost 3 weeks. I am so ready to take a break. We’ll be going away for a few days: 2 nights in Durham and 2 in Whitby. Roll on Monday morning!

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