H had a birthday party to go to on Saturday. It’s quite unusual now he’s older to have a birthday party to go to. This one was at an aqua park: a sort of on water assault course or playground in a reservoir. I left him there and went over the road to what is the biggest garden centre for many miles around. I had a wander round their gardens and spotted this combination that I might try in my garden somewhere. After a couple of hours of reading my book in the gardens; wandering around the garden centre shop; and checking out the farmer’s market outside, I went back to collect H. He had had a great time, but the car smelt of pond water when he got in it.
Whilst we are on the garden theme, I spotted these lovely roses when I was out and about this week. I love roses, but only have a rambling rose at the bottom of my garden. It looks lovely when it’s in flower and I hope it acts as a bit of a security measure, but the flowers aren’t really accessible for scent. I think I will have to get myself a rose or two for my flower garden as it seems daft to have a garden without my favourite flowers.
I’ve had a busy run of bar/restaurant openings, new menu launches and restaurant reviews. There are more lined up for the coming weeks too. This week I went to a launch party for something called Flight Club. It’s a way of playing darts in a social way. It reminded me a bit of bowling: you have a little area for your party. All the scoring is done for you and the screen tells you who is up next. We played a lot of different games like Snakes and Ladders with the dart board zones acting as a dice throw. It was a lot of fun and I can easily see myself going back there, especially as I think I’m better at darts than bowling (I do have a dart board at home too, I might even buy some darts for it and use it).