I really haven't been feeling well at all of late. I did try to get an appointment with the GP but they are not easy people to pin down, so I turned to the pharmacy for help.
The Old Pharmacy in Faversham is no ordinary place though; it is a luxury yarn dispensary. If you find yourself weighed down with the heavy burden of the more rubbish aspects of life with symptoms such as weepiness and loss of all believe in yourself, then this is the place to go.
Filled with colour, texture and fluffiness in each of its old fashioned nooks and crannies, just the pure existence of all those rows of tiny drawers is enough to lift the grayest of souls. I couldn't help myself, I had to get my mitts on one of those exquisite glass knobs and have a little peep inside.
Although those apothecary jars are now filled with coloured water, it was exciting to imagine what delightful lotions and potions they once held.
Gillian is the most wonderful person/ designer / yarn guru who accurately prepares the prescriptions, provides workshops and even has a secret stash of surprises. If you don't see it in the shop, it's worth asking because this lady is connected.
I'm only too aware that you can't make yourself better by purchasing loads of material items but I think 100% British wool from a traceable sustainable resource (sheep who actually need shearing) is very different to some plastic, "made in China" tat. And I can totally justify it as part of my yarn therapy prescription which I'm making into Framkenadventsocks (they could even be an heirloom!). I decided to go for British Blue Wool by Erika Knight in fawn. It's pretty much sheep coloured, fabulously soft and 100% Bluefaced Leicester.
Here's the Frankenadventsocks progress so far and as promised I've told all my friends about Gillian, Sam (although I didn't grill him on the spot about everything) and the brilliant Old Pharmacy, luxury yarn dispensary. Everyone should go there even if they don't like knitting...yet. They have alpaca pom-poms which are the best thing in the world ever.