Today is National hashtag Social Saturday 15, which means that it is an excuse to support your own local communities and stores.

I don’t really need an excuse! You really can’t beat a little ferret around the independent shops and cafes in the High Streets of the UK on a crisp Autumn day. You’re bound to find unusual gifts, clothes that are just that little bit more individual, amazing giant cakes in little tea shops.

These small businesses often struggle, grappling with high rates, car parking charges, and in this area, under investment in the local economy. These are issues out of my power for today so all us shoppers need to do is spend a little time and money enjoying ourselves…can’t be bad can it!?

This gorgeous little shop is at the centre of my town in Torrington, Devon.



So get out there and support your lovely local Traders!