I didn't do very much shopping while we were away but did get a few little treats. We visited the Forge Studios in Allendale and discovered a real treasure. Not only is there a collection of individual craftspeople based there but there are good quality exhibitions and a very nice café.
Here's some of that inspiration:
And finally, these Roman scissors ( below left) were found at one of the sites we visited and were exhibited with a modern pair alongside, good design never dates does it?