There comes a time during every holiday when you realise that you're going to have to rearrange the order of the contenders in your 'All-time favourite tea shop' list.
No? Just me, then.
Faithful readers of this blog will know that the village shop in Torridon is currently in the top spot, with only the possibility of a significant sea level rise likely to affect its position.
However, following several trips to Glen Lyon, there's a new kid on the block...
Locally-roasted coffee, homebakes, soup and sandwiches, what's not to like?!
Our Lass was quite taken with it, too, as her following four photographs show:
That picture of the window above the front door is significant, as on our first visit, someone was busy moving in...
Yep, tea, cake and House Martins. It's a heady combination to help a grumpy so-and-so unwind from the stresses of Life.
We returned the following week and things had progresses somewhat.
Two nests :o)
The views out front were just peachy...
And the bird list included Grey Wagtail, Common Sandpiper and Spotted Flycatcher.
Whether it was intentional I'm not entirely sure but, on our last visit, the teapots were themed to our herbal teas. Green for peppermint and yellow for lemon and ginger.
Now, that is attention to detail!
The views from that shop are AMAZING! If I were closer, I'd definitely go there every chance I could.
Just in case...
Good to hear from you :o)
As soon as saw your photo I knew it. I stopped at the Glen Lyon P.O. and tea shop in 1995 while on a solo mountain bike tour through the highlands. I was on my way from Killin to Pitlockry via the high track to Lock Rannoch. What a rush to see it still there and obviously still a destination for cyclists.
Jim Robinson, Putney, VT
Jim, VT as in Vermont?! That's a whole load of cycling!
I wouldn't mind sitting at one of those tables to drink my tea, right now. With a scone or crumpet or something....
I'll go brew the tea, anyway. Thanks for the beautiful prompt!!
Cheers! I'll drink to that!
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