When Emily met Kirstie & Emma…& their advice for small business

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As some of you will have seen from my Facebook page, I was lucky enough to visit the amazing HotAir2016, the Stoke Literary Festival on Friday. A treat for my sister’s Birthday but really for me too.

Tweede Kirstie & I

What struck first, was the atmosphere – a delicious combination of relaxed anticipation. The main courtyard at Emma Bridgewater’s factory in Stoke was filling with people, surrounded with beautiful pots of tomatoes and beans, flowers and produce dotted amongst the tables and chairs. After the compulsory brew and teacake in the cafe (delicious) we went to discover the stunning walled garden. A real oasis