Wednesday, 21 November 2012

A Very Rainy Trip to the Farm


I'd arranged to meet up with my very good friend Debora this morning. She recently moved away to Sheffield so we chose a meeting place half way between Sheffield and Leeds, a farm we'd both been to before with a fantastic playground, cafe, lots to see and do. A place I'd been before (in the summer). Today it was bitterly cold and poured with rain all day. We were the only people in the farm. The cafe was full of older people enjoying tea and cake and sensibly staying inside.

Angus was thrilled to see Debora's youngest son Alex, his little playmate, and they ran around and chattered and screamed and jumped in puddles. They climbed a bit on the wet playground equipment and looked at all the animals and the highlight of the morning was when a tractor drove by and the driver waved at them both. 

Of course we were soaking wet and freezing, but seeing how they loved it did make it bearable. More than bearable. A really lovely day.

19 comments:

Anna @ green tea n toast said...

Children are so happy being outdoors whatever the weather aren't they. Looks like Angus had a great time x

Squiggling About said...

Wow those tunnels look fun! Sarah x

G said...

the rain can be beautiful can't it? I love that last picture, so wintry and delicious. x

Andrea said...

if only there was a farm around here that had so much on offer. The tunnels look fun enough for me to scramble through!

Jooles said...

Oh the excitement of being little, if only we could bottle that, i LOVE the rain but not so much being in it!
sounds like you had a super day even if a little soggy
love jooles x

Lisa said...

Kids + Puddles = happy faces.

Lisa x

Ellie Foster said...

Dear Gillian
Sounds like a great day despite the rain and cold. Being out in it and then coming back inside to the warmth is also great!
The photos of Angus in the tunnels and puddles made me smile.
Best wishes
Ellie

Trudy said...

Kids don't seem to mind what the weather is!! Rain, puddles, great fun!!

emma said...

Love puddle splooshing and this is perfect weather for it! hope you're warm and dry! x

Hazel said...

You can't beat muddy puddle jumping with a pal! Looks like a great place m, even in that rain!

Jo said...

Well, it certainly looks like Angus is having fun in that puddle, definitely worth braving the rain for. Congratulations on completing the Abbey Dash and beating last years time, quite an accomplishment.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

They really dont mind do they! We ought to take a leaf out of their book! :)

Sopa Azul said...

Hi Gillian, beautiful photos! Greetings.

Anna said...

Sounds fab, having a whole farm to yourselves to run around in! Like when they close down TopShop on Oxford street for Christina Aguilera or someone. And thanks for your comment about having boys. I needed a little reassurance! X

June said...

Children don't seem to mind the wind and the rain, do they. It's only us adults who are bothered! Glad you had a great day out. The weather here is pretty miserable.
June

A Normandy kitchen said...

Hello Gillian,
Am I right in thinking Angus likes splashing in water! (remembering the fountain from before!) Looks a great place, even in the rain - those tubes look like fun also!
Ivan

Debora said...

It was a lovely day!!! And the great company, food and giggly boys certainly made up for the damp underneath the coats. Hope to see you again soon. x

...Tabiboo... said...

It has been so wet and blustery here too - you were brave venturing out, but a meet with a friend is the best reason I can think of. I love that little head peeking out and I love, love, love puddles.

Nina x

thelinencloud said...

Those tunnels are amazing ... and the cute little face peeping out ... priceless ... the smiles are so worth a bit of cold and wet ... Bee xx