It’s all change as the High Street begins to emerge from Lockdown 2020, but how have our shops changed and what have they been up to? My new series is about local business owners in Ruislip and a peek into their premises now.
A doorstep photography visit to Little Willows Pottery Studio in the Ruislip Manor Farm Studios. Meet the Aunt and niece team that run Little Willows. Many of you may have seen their ‘Thank you’ pottery hearts that they hid around Ruislip to fundraise for the NHS during lockdown. They are now taking socially distanced booking for painting your own pottery again.
I have just visited the wonderful Red Onion Cafe which is now reopening with it’s delicious fresh food. Watch out for a few changes though, you’ll need to book a table which you can do on their website, and at the moment they are opening just Saturday and Sunday. Inside the cosy cafe and outside in the garden have both had a makeover, with more space opened up inside and garden booths installed amongst the greenery.
My first doorstep was the Specialized Concept store on Ruislip High Street. Paul has been hard at work behind closed doors all through lockdown, with the shop space converted to storage for all the bikes and kit that have been sold online. The bike workshop is also hard at work around the back with bike building and repairs. Once all these bikes have been built and shipped out there will be not much left!