An unusual place for pots
While on recent holiday in Devon, we stopped for a cream tea in a little shop on the banks of the Grand Western Canal. It was a small cottage, but with a large garden containing many tables and chairs. I asked the owner where she found the space to keep all the crockery necessary for a commercial venture. She pointed to the shelves on the outside of the cottage wall containing her collection of teapots. On seeing our bemused faces, she went on to assure us that they were for decorative use only, and that all of the teapots used for cream teas were stored in her kitchen.
Mrs Lucy Travell, Gloucestershire