Wednesday, 12 September 2007


Today we decided to go to Pot House Hamlet which is an area round Silkstone Garden Centre. On arrival, Lennie suggested we have a drink before we explore. We sat at a table overlooking a river with all sorts of ducks and geese on it. I waited outside while Lennie paid. 'That was the most expensive cup of tea ever' he said. For one tea and one cappucino it was £5.10!
We then went outside and found a track which we followed. We wondered what all the stones were, until we came across a little wagon filled with flowers. This had been a small track that coal wagons used to run on!
We followed it for quite a way, then decided to return and have a look at the garden centre. When we got back, we discovered that the garden centre was really just rows and rows of overgrown, very untidy tangled flowerbeds, set amongst lots of paths. What a waste of time!
A wasted journey as far as we were concerned, and we wouldn't recommend it to anyone:0(
Oh well, you can't win 'em all! We then took Pickles for her usual play around, and fed the horses. That reminds me. I must take a photo of 'John' our favourite horse. We always take him a nice bag of carrots and he always comes to us when we call.


Beetle said...

Oh what a shame. What on earth did the tea & coffee pay for then? You expect some return for your money eh?

granny grimble said...

The scenery looks nice, but what a shocking price for a cuppa! Did it taste superior? Not really a wasted day though. It must be lovely to get out and stroll around under the trees etc.

Sindie said...

You would have enjoyed it if you weren't feeling so sour about the price of the drinks!

GoldAnne said...

what a beautiful place Sandie!!!!
try and post again grrr
love Anne xxx