I have just come back from a wonderful coach trip – lots of happy folk on their hols. We took in a few bit towns and one city. The mainfocal point for each was seeing the historic parts – cathedrals, old houses etc. and we certainly did that. I also spied some wonderful shabby chic cookware stores up in a shopping arcade – they had a truly scrumptious display of crockery, dinnerware, matching cups and saucers. Also available were sets of bakeware and pudding bowls. I’ve never had a lot to do with cooking myself, but a couple of these stores really turned my head. Kitchenalia is a huge market – fed mainly by seeing wonderful things produced on tv leisure and lifestyle programmes. Well you too can have a romantically chic kitchen and dining area, logging online to stores that deal with cake ware and everything connected with the comforts of cooking will provide inspiration beyond imagination!