Monday, May 31, 2010

garden centre outing

It feels funny having rain again. We had initially thought we would go to a point to point horse race but it just wouldn't have been worth it. Instead we went here .
Rebe and Benny both had a little pocket money, Rebe had found some treasure on a treasure hunt with Andy at the beach last week and Benny had won some money on a horse in the grand national that Bubs had kindly sent him. Rebe has been talking about wanting a cactus for a while so we looked up garden centres online and found this one and boy was it worth it, and it's only round the corner. They have a kids play area. The guys got soaked but they really enjoyed it.
They have a super selection of plants and everything was in beautiful condition. Andy has come away fairly inspired and thinking about getting a bit of veg in the ground after all.

Benny wandered around tasting things. He ate a whole cabbage leaf (in his hand) while browsing.

They have a brilliant cafe, locally produced, organic and fair trade. Super quality and completely delicious.

The kids found this 'sweet shop' (pathing stones) and played with it for ages.
And they did spend their pocket money.

Benny got himself a new watering can.

Rebe got her cactus, it has a yellow top (of course) and is called a banana cactus. It needs re-potting (hence the big pot it's in) but she's very proud of it.
It was a good thing to do on a rainy day!


  1. It looks like such a fun day together as a family! It's so sweet what the little ones picked out with their pocket money. :)

  2. I know, I like that they had as much fun there and were as excited to pick something out as they would've been in a toy shop!