Saturday, 24 October 2009

Hunter Valley Gardens.

Today I took my mum, Aunty and my two boys to the Hunter Valley Gardens. My mum has had my Aunty staying with her for the past three weeks now, taking care of her while she recoups, we had ops on the same day, just in different states! LOL! She fell down a flight of stairs and shattered her left shoulder. Has 10-11pins and 1 plate. Twice a week I take them somewhere, whether it is out to a cafe somewhere just for a coffee, a drive around the coutryside, lunch at Blackbutt Reserve, and today it is HVG! Aunty Trish hadn't been here before, so it seemed like the place to go!

Just some of the pics I took from HVG!

We had such a lovely day! Took nearly two hours to walk around the whole gardens. The boys absolutely loved the Storybook Garden! It had statues all through the gardens of characters out of old storybooks, like Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Pussy in the Well, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Little Bo Peep, Alice in Wonderland, etc... Fantastic!!!

A few of the HVG Storybook pics

Though in saying that we did miss two displays, as Aunty Trishs arm was aching and the boys were getting restless... After the gardens, we went and had some lunch then ventured over the other side of HVG where the village is, and shopped at the Chocolate Shop, the British Lolly Shop, and had a look in all the other shops. Finally we decided to take another break, grabbed an icecream and waffle and parked ourselves in the shade right beside the kids playarea, and let the kids have a play for half an hour before going home.
We were pooped! Didn't get home until 5.30pm! The kids crashed in the car on the way home! Bliss! Least I know we will all sleep well tonight! Tomorrow is the start of putting up the new fences. Wonder how far we will get???

What are you up to over the weekend? Hope its something good???

Love Lisxx


Lyndal said...

Lisa those Storybook Gardens look fantastic :)

Al said...

Lis, the photos in the storybook gardens look amazing - the boys look so cute.
It's so sweet of you to take your Mum and Aunty out twice a week :)

Anonymous said...

Oh wow what a fantastic outing! I'm actually jealous they don't have something like that here in Chch... Your photos are FABULOUS too.