Monday, 14 October 2019

Eating Out Twice.............

..................in one day!

On Saturday morning I went to the Methodist Chapel that I still think of as Col's Dad's Chapel. They were having a coffee morning fundraiser. As it's in the villages (its right on the boundary so both villages join in with events there) where we lived in the 1980s. I know lots of people  from the past and new friends from Big WI and I had a coffee and a piece of cake and found out about another event to go to there in November

From there I went to the Eye Goes Green Autumn Fair.

 

 All sorts of interesting stalls with information leaflets where I found out about a shop in Diss that sells eco-friendly stuff and does refills of cleaning products etc. got a Bee identification chart,



bought a hand painted birthday card and was given two saplings of Spindle Trees, from the Woodland trust to add to Colin's Birthday Wood. Then as it was about lunchtime I had a cheese scone with cheese and pickle and another coffee.

 Eating Out...........  and all for just  a fiver!




Back Tomorrow
Sue




31 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great day out to me Sue.

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    1. It was good to get out and about on a damp Saturday

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  2. What could Bee better? And I look forward to hearing that the saplings have grown

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    1. Need to put the Bee chart somewhere safe so I can look more closely at them next summer

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  3. Who knew there were so many bees? Sounds a nice day out and the carols would be something I'd look forward to. Lovely that you have 2 new trees for Colin's wood. xx

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    1. Ishall look more closely at the bees next summer.
      I have 5 trees now waiting to be planted out. Must get round to it.

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  4. How fantastic and such lovely connections with Col too. Generations to come will benefit from the Birthday Wood, including the most recent additions.
    And eating out - twice - for a fiver. Fantastic!
    xx

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    1. Very nice cake and scone - no good for the weight loss though

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  5. Good for you Sue, glad to hear you got a wiggle on, got yourself out and treated yourself. We have just joined the Woodland Trust, it’s good to know that they give away saplings. A lovely memorial to Colin... A Birthday Wood. I’d say an uplifting day for very little money, what better?

    LX

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    1. Thw Woodland Trust give away a sapling at the Suffolk Show each year too. I have them in pots waiting to go out. - The ground should have softened up a bit after the rain

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  6. Very interesting bee chart, glad you enjoyed eating out twice.

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    1. I shall keep the bee chart until next summer and take a closer look at them

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  7. Yum cheese scone may favourite! looks like a really good day. xx

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    1. As it was a wholefood pop up cafe the scone was wholemeal flour so a bit flat! but very tasty.

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  8. Sounds like a brilliant day out, and eating out twice for under a fiver is amazing. We spent a lot more on our week in Sark. Even on the way home it cost us over £11 for two coffees and two bottles of water at the motorway services.

    We spent the same again in the little M&S there and got two evening meals, bread, milk and sweets. It's made me even more determined to start my new Challenge soon.

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    1. Good grief - expensive coffees and water!
      I shall look forward to your new challenge

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  9. What a lovely time, scone and coffee, young sapling what's not to like.

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  10. And why not, we all deserve a treat or two.

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    1. It was good to be out and about on a wet Saturday

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  11. That bee chart looks to be just what I need for id'ing the bees in my garden. Glad you had a couple of outings, even though the weather wasn't at its best.

    The only places we have lunch at are The Edge at Wotton-Under-Edge and The Sandwich Cellar in Backfold, Hay-on-Wye. The latter is very good value - a bacon roll, a filled roll and two drinks come to less than £8. The Edge is dearer(about £5.95 for a toasted chicken and mozzarella sandwich, and the bill there comes to about £14 for two of us to eat.)

    We never stop at Motorway services as I'm too mean! and always take a packed lunch if we are on a long journey.

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  12. Sue, thank you so much for expanding your blog list. You have so many interesting blogs.
    I always enjoy your posts. You give such a nice picture of life in rural England.
    Thanks

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  13. Pretty darn great!!!!!!!

    Eating out is always nice, and for not too much money, is greater!!! -smile-

    Noticing the comment above mine, now..... I too, love blogs which give a picture of rural life in England. And I love cozy reads, which do the same, in fiction.

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  14. Wow, what wonderful information about the Bees. I did realise there were a lot after reading a fabulous book earlier this year, but that chart is great.

    How lovely that you also got a couple of new trees. Nothing quite so special as a planting trees in remembrance.

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  15. For me "eating out" means a formal sit down meal of at least two courses. Snacks are quite different, which is what you had. Roderick

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    1. Blimey that's a bit pedantic!
      Eating out for me is anything that isn't eating in!!

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  16. I just love that you got those treats for such little expense. Was just checking the ridiculous high prices for Afternoon tea at some restaurants! I would rather have 10 or more treats out as you did!
    Birthday wood is a great idea too! Mum made a Rose Garden in memory of my Dad. She outlived him by almost 15 years.

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  17. What a lovely day. I must try pickle with a cheese scone next time I have one sounds yummy. The bee chart looks interesting, I didn't know there were so many, I sometimes have black bees in my garden I believe they are an old variety, really enjoy your blog. Thank you for sharing(:

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  18. Sounds like a happy day out, Sue. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

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  19. You must have enjoyed your day out and about. Love the bee identification card. Your bees look very different from ours here in Canada.

    God bless.

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  20. Sounds like a great day out, Sue. I asked for a Bee chart for Christmas last year. I was amazed how many different bees I actually had in my garden! A cheese scone is often my choice of treat when I'm out :)

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