Word of the Week -Farm

Half term is flashing by so quick. I’ve so enjoyed not having to rush around in the morning and just chilling with the kids. I think we may have chilled a bit too much though as we didn’t leave the house for five days!
The kids didn’t seem to mind, they’ve been playing with their toys and crafting, and generally making a right old mess for Daddy to clean up. (sometimes I’m happy there are things I can’t do anymore, like pick things up off the floor!)

We finally had our day out yesterday, I’d booked us into a pumpkin carving session at a local farm. Good job it was local as I’d only gone and booked the wrong day!! So now we are pumpkin carving on Saturday instead. At least we have something to look forward too, again.

As we were already at the farm I thought we’d take a look around. We’ve been meaning to visit for a long time, this farm is literally five minutes away in the car. We walked into the shop and I couldn’t believe how big it was, I mean it was as big as a supermarket. There was a huge fruit and vegetable section, a bakery, a butchers, a gift shop, loads of chutney’s and jams, biscuits, cheese, tea, coffee and a lot more! I bought cheese…lots of it, cheese with nuts, cheese with fruit, spicy cheese, blue cheese. All in small pieces, mind, just so we can try it out and go back and buy our favourites. I did buy a load of other stuff, but I wanted to get even more so I’m thinking we’ll be going back there again, probably very soon.

After we left the shop we spotted a mobility shop so we decided to go and look in there. The we discovered just how huge an area this was and there were so many other shops. I managed to persuade hubby that he didn’t need to go into the golf shop and we went into a big warehouse instead. I haven’t been to a warehouse in ages and we had great fun looking around this one. They sold just about everything. I have been wanting some new Christmas decorations for a while so we stocked up on them, and they were half the price you’d pay in a regular shop. We let the kids have some little things to play with (craft stuff again!) and I found some lovely fluffy bed socks for my freezing cold feet (96p a pair!)

We left exhausted, but happy. And my purse was a lot lighter. I think when we go on Saturday it will be for the pumpkin carving only, but me and the hubby are planning on another trip to that warehouse before Christmas.

The Reading Residence


  1. angiemwebster77
    October 27, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    I'ts lovely to hear that you have had a nice relaxing half term.

    We went to a local farm recently to pick our own pumpkins, couldn't resist looking in the farm shop and came away with fresh corn cobs that were delicious. I hope you all enjoy the carving on Saturday x #WotW

  2. mummyhereandthere
    October 27, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    I am pleased you had a lovely day out, sometimes a change of scary does the world of difference X #wotw

  3. October 27, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    These holidays have gone so quickly…It sounds like you've been having a lovely time.
    Ahh! Those farm shops are so good. I could spend a small fortune in them. Everything is so tempting.
    It sounds like you had a great day out! Enjoy carving your pumpkins x #WotW

  4. October 27, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    It all sounds so much fun. A stroke of luck that you booked the wrong day, as you get a second visit. So good to have a break from rushing around this week. Hope you enjoy your carving and fluffy socks. #wotw

  5. October 28, 2017 / 10:56 am

    Sounds like it was a lucky mistake as you made some lovely discoveries! I do like a good farm shop and a mooch around a warehouse, sounds perfect! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  6. optrixxaris1
    October 31, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    Love a great farm for entertainment and don't worry you aren't the only one to mix up dates. #WotW

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