We love the Growing Together garden centre just up the road from us and really enjoyed the C.S.Lewis inspired grotto they created with the huge Aslan the lion, Mr Tumnus and Mr and Mrs Beaver in their home last Christmas.
Everything was made from green or recycled materials and we were full of anticipation to see their choice for this Christmas as we went along this afternoon for tea and cake after Frank finished at pre-school.
We were not disappointed. It was just wonderful and so lovely to see my little boy enjoy the wonder and spectacle of it as well as see it through his new eyes. The theme this year is Jack and the Beanstalk and the story is told as you walk through an enchanted forest. The Gingerbread Man is there as is Squirrel Nutkin and there are even real geese with golden eggs above them.
We rounded the visit off with peppermint tea and cake in the seating area. Then Frank and I went back into the enchanted forest for a final visit to all the characters and the geese whilst Daddy finished his tea.
I will be back tomorrow with news of all kinds.
Things are changing here on Waltons' Mountain!