Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Here's a little update

It's been a while since I last posted, I've been a little busy getting into the new routine of work and I've been sorting through some stuff. But now things have panned out better I can start working on my blog again. So here's a little update about what I've been up to lately.

So yesterday I went out with the family to Trentham Garden Centre, it's one of my favourite Garden Centre's as it's just huge! It has so much you can do so it's not just your average garden centre. You have the main centre which is full of all sorts, huge displays of garden furniture and then the smaller home and garden decor. There's also a cafe, if you have travelled far and need a break or if you'd like to spend the whole day at Trentham. Then if you walk out of the centre there is a huge outdoor area which in the beautiful weather was just lovely to see the flowers in full bloom. Dotted around the area were these beautiful playhouses, I've never seen anything like them before and my brothers and I just had to take a look inside them. They are so brilliantly built - I should mention the price of each of them but you can probably make a guess of it. My favourite had to be the Hobbit house, I am such a huge fan of The Hobbit and LOTR so when I saw the house you can probably guess my reaction. I didn't manage to take a lot of photos, which is a shame because Trentham is such a lovely place so I could have shown more but for one my main camera has no batteries and I had to cope with my phone camera which can get very irritating. But anyway I did manage to get some of the beautiful playhouses, outside of the main centre is the Trentham shopping village, which has these beautiful little shops from sweets to clothing and with many little gift shops. Also a part of Trentham is their gardens, which I haven't been to yet. But I've been to the monkey forest which was really great, you walk around these paths and there are free mokeys out in the forests walking around or jumping from tree to tree. Trentham is such a lovely place if you're looking for a great day out, if you haven't been then I highly recommend it because there is so much you can do! If you need anymore information or directions just check out their website here.






I almost forgot! Last Friday we found three baby birds in our garden, at first we thought one of the cats may have been out on the hunt and the birds managed to escape from them but after the first one we kept a close eye out on the cats. I heard movement in the garden and under the water butt (same place as the first) was another baby bird. We managed to pick it up and it just sat their in our hands, there were no injuries from the cats so our guess was that it had fallen from a nest. Our Garage is covered in vines and ivy leaves all entwined across the wall and part of the roof which sounds the perfect place for a nest. We weren't sure what to do so we did the same as the other bird and placed it on top of the garage roof. Later on there was a rustling coming from the back of the garden near the bushes, once again I found another bird! So again we did the same and placed it on the garage roof within the leaves. There haven't been anymore since the third so I reckon they're going to be more careful this time, especially when there's four cats on the look out. I was just amazed by the fact that the birds weren't frightened and sat on our hands, I just love everything about being close to nature and wildlife. It's quite amazing what you can find in your own back garden.



Kayleigh

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