Get Set, Get Ready, Go...

For Freedom Day will soon be here.  And with that the first of the Rural Magpie Fairs will be resuming at Great Chishill on Sunday 1st August with the Antiques and Vintage Fair.

Our Antique Traders are excited and thrilled to be back, it has been a while.  Our traders have had plenty of time to source some wonderful new finds and objects of desire which they are really keen to show you.

We hope you will get the chance to pop along. To see more of our events and where to find us, do take a look at our Events Page



Who loves a coffee shop?

I just have to highlight this lovely coffee shop, which we are so lucky to have on our doorstep, The Old Butchers Coffee Shop in Balsham, Cambridgeshire. 

Not only does it have a fabulous thatch roof with a straw sculpture of a dog running away with the sausages, it serves fabulous tea, coffee and cake, as well as light lunches and local produce. 

You can buy plants, cards and gifts. Many of the wonderful gifts are made by local craft makers including jewellery from one of our own  jewellery fair exhibitors Studio 50 Glass Design 

It is a fabulous place to meet friends for a coffee which offers inside and outside seating and also has an attractive patio garden.

The Old Butchers Coffee Shop

35-37 High Street,


Cambridge CB21 4DJ



Cambridge in July

If you love all things arts and crafts, you can visit and get to meet many Cambridge / Cambridgeshire artists as they open their studios throughout the month of July.  Click here for the Guide to the Cambridge Open Studios.

Keep safe and well. 

Remember to continue to wash hands and keep your distance from others.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog.

Best wishes

Karen 🕊