Monday 25 June 2012


Some catching up - these photos are from the nursery trip which took place over a week ago. We went to Finlaystone. N and I enjoyed ourselves though there were a few Mums who didn't like it at all, not one bit, and have been grumbling about it ever since - apparently it was too expensive (the trip was unsubsidised as it's a community nursery, money is scarce and coach hire is expensive), there were too many midges (like we can fix that!), it was too cold, the coach journey wasn't long enough(!), there wasn't enough to do (though their children seemed to be enjoying themselves and were able to find plenty of entertainment). We had some time with a Ranger which I think was pitched for older children and we could easily have done without, but we'll know better next time.

Anyway, it was damp and cold to start off with, and the midges were indeed bad (just looking at the woodland photos again starts to make me feel itchy!), but later on the sun came out, we all moved up to the gardens and overall it was a good day.

Leafy canopy.

Owl motif from climbing equipment.


I took a photo but forgot to actually look at the plants, they look nice and healthy and I do still have a few empty spots in the garden that need something other than buttercups to fill them (the buttercups are taking over)

Lovely old estate buildings.

Bee and poppy, love the colour combinations here.

More garden views:-

Then time to get on the bus and head home.

Just a quick post as we have sunshine this morning, so I'm off to do a bit of gardening and fill up the organic wheelie bin with some of those pesky weeds before the bin collection later today...


June said...

AS they say - you can't please all the people all the time! It looks like a very interesting day out in beautiful surroundings but not the midges part!
I have the same problem with my garden the buttercups are taking over - a bit like The Day of the Triffids!
Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos and looks like an interesting outing. Midges are something we just have to contend with and I have decided to wear a midge net and get on with it - not the most flattering thing to wear but it makes the day bearable!

Mereknits said...

Beautiful photos, such a gorgeous area to see.

Peeriemoot said...

Ah, there are always some who'll moan no matter what! I've never been to Finlaystone though we've been past quite a few times - it looks lovely.

The midges were out in force in the school playground on Friday morning. One of the other P1 mums commented that they're like nits with wings - you start scratching just at the thought of them!

Claire said...

Hey Ann, what a wonderful place, shame about the whingers though!!
The Poppy pics are stunning....gorgeous colours.
I can even see some blue sky....wonderful.

CLaire :}

Annie Cholewa said...

So glad the sun shone for you in the end, but eugh at the midges, pesky things!

That maze looks like such fun :D

Lx @ Twelve said...

I wonder if people foget to see life through the eyes of little ones, they seemed to be enjoying it all....
Please forget to order the midges next time though!


Kate said...

Such a pretty place! I'm glad you were still able to enjoy it despite the whiny people. Thank you for sharing your pics.


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