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Travel: Gloucester Services, Farmshop on the M5

Best Services M5

Some pals and I headed down to Cornwall at the weekend on a massive 8 hour road trip. On the way down we stopped at some depressing services, par for the course, but on the way back up North we stumbled across this gem of a services at Gloucester along the M5. We were so thankful for real, wholesome food and when we pulled up in the car we noticed the Gloucester Services farmshop was actually set underneath a giant grass bank!! It even had a traditional ice cream cart outside. I never thought I’d be so excited by a service station.

Services with proper food M5

Amazing white hot chocolate

There was a huge selection of proper food from focaccia wedges with a variety of fillings to hot flatbreads (pictured above is chicken, chorizo and cheese flatbread with some sort of spicy paste – delicious!) and full meals for hungry travellers. I also opted for this amazing white hot chocolate made with really chunks of chocolate and hot milk. Good Lord, I’d walk back there for another creamy taste of heaven!

Farmshop Services, Gloucester  Which Motorway Services M5

It was such a breath of fresh air (get it?) to pull off from such an epic drive along the motorway into the countryside with views of the beautiful fields surrounding Gloucester and their cute outside seating area. Inside stretches tall with giant wooden beams and we even spotted a kids play area, though we figured we were a little too big for that. Damnit!

The pots of tea were supplied with these adorable milk bottles and the displays of cakes and puddings looked so inviting and so far removed from a dingy fast food counters that we were used to on a long journey. We popped into the farmshop before leaving and like the child that I am I grabbed these super cute sticker packs which were just £1.20 each, but I could have spent a fortune on their local produce, cakes, bakes and meats if we weren’t in a hurry to get back home. The Gloucester Services farmshop on the M5 is definitely the best motorway services I’ve been to!

Farmshop Gloucester

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My Top Picks From The Indiecana Sale

Independent designer sale

If you haven’t heard already, Indiecana is a relatively new online store selling independent designer’s products and handmade goods from the heart of the UK. Run by Daisy of Prettygreentea I can absolutely vouch for her quality standards and taste in good stuff! The website is clean and easy to navigate too!

In even better news, they’re holding a massive sale over at Indiecana right now and as I can’t buy anything until our house move is sorted (sob!) I wanted to share my favourite pieces with you instead. These illustrated cards (above) are so precious, I would absolutely send the flamingo to Lisa at Mathilde Heart Manech who showed off her love for flamingos on the very first day we met and I’d probably send the bowing owl to someone as a late birthday card – that dude is looking very shifty like he forgot something important. Whoops!

Toucan Art Print

This Toucan print would look fabulous on the wall of my new office, for less than £10! When I was younger my Granddad gave me a really cool pencil case with the words “if a toucan you can” on. The pencil case is sadly long gone, but toucans have always reminded me of him since then.

As an extra special bonus if you’re a fan of the Onetenzeroseven | Shop you can get a select number of my exclusively designed pieces on sale at Indiecana! I love the colourful boxes Daisy uses to display the gifts in. You could get some of your Christmas shopping started early.

Onetenzeroseven Sale, Onetenzeroseven Discount

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