Saturday 9 June 2012

We Had a Wash Out

If you read my blog yesterday you will know that I was taking Mam out for lunch, we had the most awful weather so we decided to keep pretty close to home.

We went to our local garden centre for dinner and had beef bourguignon with spring green cabbage, new potatoes, carrots and broccoli, it was gorgeous and a much healthier option to the Friday fish and chips.

From there we went on to two more garden centres Mam is an avid gardener and being wheelchair bound just doesn’t stop her, she loves watching the fruits of her labour grow.

At the third one we visited (a family run) Horns garden centre, they have an enormous pond and it is so picturesque and they have swans and ducks and geese apart from the superb fish in there.

The swans have had cygnets they are so cute, we didn’t get too close partly because we didn’t want to disturb them but mainly in case they decided to chase us because of protecting their babies.

I did get a couple of zoomed shots far enough away from them.

swan and signets

They also have a black swan but the poor thing has lost its mate, and the two white ones keep chasing it away.

I also managed to get a duck picture, I think this was a sign of what was to come.


Can you see the puddle that is beside it? well believe me when I say we had some torrential rain fall whilst we were inside, the heavens just opened. On the drive home we mainly aquaplaned in the car, talk about puddle jumping.

All in all it was a lovely day and I dropped mam back off home but didn’t stay as I knew she was itching to get to play with her new dies.

Jak Signature


Renee B. said...

sounds like a lovely day inspite of the rain! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

June Nelson said...

Pleased you had a great day with your mum hun, isnt this weather just sohorrible, its the same again this morning too arghhh, off to puddle jump to asda!!!! have alovely weekendhuggies June xxxx

Dawn said...

Sounds like a good day despite the slightly inclement weather!
Dawn xx

Joyce said...

Lovely piccies ... and your lunch sounds delish! Sounds like a lovely time was had in spite of the weather xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos, I'm so glad you and your Mom had a great time even it if poured buckets. Love your cards and Happy Birthday to your Mom.

Hugs, Lori m

doreenj said...

What a wonderfull day, for you both!! Glad she had a lovely day,

Doreen x

Laurian said...

Glad you had a good day Jak, lovely photo's and this rain is dreadful, just been listening to the floods overnight on the news.
I hope your Mum enjoys playing with her new toys!

Linda said...

Sounds like you and your mam had a lovely day out despite the weather.
Hope your mam enjoyed playing with her birthday pressies.

Sue said...

Jak the weather is just horrid.Glad you and your Mum enjoyed your Girly day.
The photo's are great.
Sue xx

Tammy said...

Even with the bad weather, sounds like a lovely day! Love seeing the pictures, puddles and all.

My'scardcorner said...

Glad you had a good day Jak dispite the rain it was horrendous wasent it? Never heard of Horns garden centre and we used to live in Gosforth must be a new one but sounds interesting.Bet your mam had fun with her new dies last night.

Sarah said...

Lovely photos!

ursula said...

sounds like you had a good day all in all, shame about the weather, but hope Mam enjoyed it, bless her. Pics are beautiful....luv Ursula XX

sallysbitz2 said...

Looks very nice there, so peaceful. Glad it was a good day for you n Mum x

hugs sally x

Anonymous said...

yes jak we did have a great day,a lovely meal and a day that the weather failed to spoil.Also enjoyed playing with all my dies after returning home so yes a perfect day thank you Mam xxx