This week on ‘celebrating the small things’ this week as me thinking back on lavender field photoshoots, special allergy treats and Pimms in the sun.
Lavender Field Photoshoot – For someone who at the begining of the year always shied away from the camera terribly, I feel that although I’m certainly not confident in front of the camera but have started to fear it a lot less!
I had been chatting to the lovely Rachel Thornhill for a while now and whence asked me if I would like a photoshoot in the beautiful Mayfield Lavender fields I jumped at the chance.
Not only did I get some fabulous images of the day but I got to meet the lady inside my phone and was pleasantly surprised that she was as lovely as I had invisidged.
Treats For My Allergy Boy – Life with Frankie’s allergies can be a real mental challenge sometimes as the ability to give him what he wants is completely taken out of my hands and the ‘mum guilt’ is immense!
Recently we were out to eat pretty late and the selection of food was pretty limited. The others were all grabbing tasty treat whilst Frankie looked on. After nearly exhausting every option we stumbled across a place that served fries covered in vegan cheese. His face lit up and my heart my full over something so simple.
It’s Pimms O’Clock – This is probably one of the silliest small things I’ve written about but I can honestly say that being out in the sunshine, watching the kids play and having a Pimms in my hand is certainly one of my guilty pleasures…it also helps when the playful children start to argue!
Our family all love fruit and we especially love our annual fruit picking trip.
Today was perfect weather for it so we set off to Flowers Farm in Godstone to start our day.
I only had the two little ones today so it was easier to keep an eye on the amount of fruit that was going into the mouths rather than the baskets!
Number four was quite reserved and only snuck a few, number five on the other hand didn’t get the concept at all and had to have his basket removed!
We got a fabulous crop of strawberries, raspberries and cherries and had a fantastic time running around the fields trying to find the best fruit.
Once we were all done we had a short drive up the road to the newly opened Oldpost.
I had been a while ago and had a beautiful Valentines afternoon tea here and wanted to take my parents and Sister as I knew it would be right up their street.
They were not disappointed as we walked into the beautiful, serene courtyard and picked a table by a tranquil water feature.
To my Sister’s delight they had a Wimbeldon themed menu which consisted of a scrumptious scone with cream and jam and a glass of processo or Pimms.
The staff were extremely welcoming and even though the setting was wonderful they were more than happy to accommodate my two over active little ones!
My Sister made a new best friend when she received a complementary top up on her prosecco.
Tummies full and slightly tipsy we had a walk around to see what else Oldpost had to offer. There is a wonderfully stocked gift shop perfect for something a little different, a light and airy studio which offers a wide range of exercise classes and also classes for little ones; plus a beauty room offering a good array of very reasonable priced treatments.
With my birthday coming up next month my sister and I have a girly day there planned with another few glasses of prosecco to celebrate!