Alice wrote a great post recently, called blogs vs life, and she is so right that blogs follow life, and don't dictate them, but increasingly what I am finding is the many ways in which blogs enrich life, and last Thursday is a great example, after ready 2 posts by Lucy at Attic 24 about trips to Bolton Abbey we packed the car, despite the warnings of heavy rain, and set off in search of money trees, and chocolate cake and train sets in cafes. Thanks so much Lucy we had the most amazing afternoon, and look, blue skies, it didn't even rain!
here is the most fantastic view of the abbey from up the hill, quite breathtaking in its beauty, it must have been amazing in it's time.
but before we climbed the hill we had to play in the trees,
and before we went to the cafe we hunted for green men,
and made wishes to the fairies of the money tree
we know there are fairies here, because we saw some, just before they flew off...
and then we found Buffers, the funniest cafe imaginable, stuck in the middle of nowhere, in a time warp, K and E were most enthralled by the calves
the cows walking past our table going to be milked
and furry noses peeping over barn doors,
and that was before we ventured inside to find the trains
in need of a little tlc, but somehow the cobwebs added to the ambiance
and the trains didn't seem to mind..
and better still the money fairies left shiny gold coins under K and E's pillow, to their great delight, so even though it was a long way up the hill for little legs, I don't think they'll mind at all if we go back!