Saturday, 2 July 2011

Strawberry Tea

Today we headed off for Strawberry Tea at the
Little Baddow History Centre,
this is also where I go with Tompom for one of our weekly toddlers sessions. It is set in the grounds of the church and manse and the gardens are beautiful, just the right amount of kept gardens alongside wild meadow and a small copse. The weather was just right sunshine but not too hot and a nice breeze.
I made a beeline for this stall (the history centre sell some gorgeous shabby chic home wares to help fund the centre) and today they had all their loveliness outside for all to see and buy!!
I have my eye on the heart mirror, a jug and a footstool but we were only browsing today so I shall have to bring more cash with me next time we go to toddlers.
What summer fayre wouldn't be complete without some pickles and jams, there was also some delicious elderflower cordial too.
I enjoyed shared a scrummy fruit scone with clotted cream and jam whilst the children had a bowl of strawberries each.
We bought a couple of bits from the bric-a-brac stall,
a puzzle for Tompom and a dish for me (sorry forgot to take photo's).
There was fun and games too
Tompom and Rachel enjoyed several go's on Splat the Rat
The gentleman (he could only be a gentleman as he was wearing a bow tie!)
running the stall called all the boys Nigel and the girls Susan he was quite the eccentric.
There were also some vintage cars, I loved this Morris Minor
complete with red leather interior and red carpet.
What a lovely way to spend the afternoon.
Another try to Splat the Rat
this one definitely didn't want to be splatted
as he jumped over the bat!
Look at all those rats!
Whilst Rachel and Tompom enjoyed more fun and games
I spent a lovely hour chatting to several of the locals who both entertaining and full of local knowlegde and history.

Soon it was time to leave and whilst I put Tompom in his car seat I didn't realise I had put my bag on top of an ant's nest until I popped it on the floor by Tompom's feet and was about to drive off when he shouted "Look Mummy" for me to turn around to find ants crawling all over my bag and the floor of the car. Luckily a quick swish of the carpet and a shake of the contents of my bag and they were all gone. 
Not quite ants in my pants but almost!!!

And if that wasn't enough tomorrow we are off to see Peppa Pig open Tompom's Pre-school summer fete I just hope we have as much of a lovely time as we did today...

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  1. That looks like a great day out, minus the ants of course! Love the Nigel/Susan man and the fab cars, and as always love your little Tompom he's just adorable!
    Kandi x

  2. What a great day - no beter way than spending it with the family, it looks like you had a great time other than the ants. Enjoy Peppa Pig - Ju x

  3. What a lovely day out you had.
    Julie xxxxxxx

  4. Ooooo a human fruit machine !! Looks like you all had a fantastic day x

  5. Looks like you had a fabulous day out - your pictures are beautiful too! Just thinking about the cream tea is making my mouth water! x

  6. Looks like a lovely day. The Morris Minor is great.

  7. This looks like an amazing day, I would have loved to have gone, maybe next year. I used to love playing splat the rat as a child, o that brought back some memories : ).

    Glad you all enjoyed a lovely day out in the sunshine xxx

  8. That looks like a real traditional Summer fete, how lovely. I don't remember Splat the Rat but looks like fun!


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