So another busy day at Team Pugh HQ, or rather away from Team Pugh HQ as it happens, Ian was out at work keeping the world ticking over and Becksie and Lizzie went off on a mini adventure!
First stop was a fab soft play centre where much fun was had by all, and thanks to the wonders of technology Becksie was able to listen to a rather good radio show whilst there. Ah yes, the radio! Radio 4’s You and yours program featured a story about local shopping, whether the mistrust of supermarkets generated from the horse meat scandal had been forgotten and if the local food revival was over. There was even a chat about whether local shopping could in fact be cheaper, and a little piece featuring none other than Team Pugh! You can listen to the show below (we come on around 37 minutes in if you do not want to listen to it all), those of you with good ears might even hear Lizzie making her radio debut in the background!
After the fun of the soft play centre Becksie and Lizzie headed home via a little market that they knew was on to finish this week’s shopping. Only one problem, the market had closed early……or rather the market had closed on time, and due to us not being organised enough to put the car clock forward by an hour Becksie got completely duped into thinking she was an hour earlier than she was, thus losing an hour for the second time this week, if only we could find a way to keep gaining hours! And Ian thought he had done so well by whizzing round and changing all of the clocks in the house on Sunday morning, we have been known not to change some for a whole six months, Ian even once had a watch that didn’t keep particularly good time and so he ended up subtracting 1 hour and 17 minutes to work out the actual time, but we digress.
So having missed the market (and Becksie cutting her lip on the parking ticket – don’t ask) Becksie and Lizzie headed on their way home pondering what to do about the lack of vegetables. Just as they thought they would have to go home empty handed they saw a sign for a farm shop so….. they pulled in and discovered a real treasure. Three Trees Farm shop is a wonderful shop and we will defiantly be returning to do a ‘big’ shop. We got some fruit and vegetables and some walnuts and cream, they even had frozen peas. And the best part is its only about 15 miles away and on a route we travel a lot. It feels like the ‘local shopping gods’ are looking down on this little supermarket free family.
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