With everyone recovered from our recent virus it was finally time to get out again. It sounds by the name that we’ve been exploring Middle Earth i know but we’re not quite that adventurous..yet!! Today took us to a nearby garden centre, Rivendell.
Garden centres might not be the day out of choice pre little people for many but with little people in tow they are great for passing a few hours, why? Because;
- Wherever you live there’s always one pretty close by.
- They often have animals to look at, little people (and big) cant help looking at the cute bunnies!
- They always have little rides you can put £1 in and bring a big smile to a little face
- Most have a toy corner with reasonably priced pocket money toys
- Garden centres and parking are free.
We looked at the toys for a while and the endless stock of Frozen goodies. M decided that this was the right moment to start compiling her Christmas list for this year! We’ve not even had summer yet I tried to explain, then there’s your birthday. But no, Christmas list it was! Although M has asked for things in the past for her Birthday and Christmas this was the first time that she’s ever mentioned making a list. Which i fear will be as long as her arm by the time December comes.
We then went to pet corner, I was keeping my fingers crossed that the bunny rabbit that ‘looks like he loves me’ didn’t also end up on M’s Christmas list, as cute as he/she was.
Outside was a mass of flowers, trees, shrubs, herbs, pots, statues and anything else you could think of to make your garden summer worthy. They also made a great place to play chase (toned down version) around the perfectly set out flower displays. As I followed the leader as M instructed me I was able to sneakily look for inspiration for our garden that each year we are in the house is starting, albeit very slowly, to evolve into what I pictured it would. I daydreamed a bit thinking what it would look like finished.
That was until the Pom Bears finished, the Rich Tea biscuits had been eaten and J protested loudly.
It was time to go!
Pics to follow, because like me after our trip to middle earth, the batteries on my camera have run out!