Sunday, 15 April 2012

Botanics





Friday was the last day of the Easter holidays, and our last totally free day with no set plans, places to be! I decided on the spur of the moment to take the children to the Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

Its funny isn't it how you take places you have on your doorstep for granted- I had such a wake up call when we stepped into the huge Victorian green houses in the Botanics. They are totally and utterly beautiful, amazingly atmospheric, so child friendly and such lovely things to take in and look at everywhere.

We took a picnic and the kiddos were super excited that David met us for a coffee while they munched on their lunch in the Kibble Palace.

Most people in Glasgow have many memories of the Botanics- its the place you would go on a first date, take your baby for the first outing, take your visiting parents, seek solace. I have done a few of these things and also celebrated the end of an awful relationship with iced buns and a good friend in the Kibble Palace!

On Friday and all weekend I have felt very happy and blessed to be right where I should be just now and able to enjoy such good times with my wee family.

I hope you have all had a peaceful, relaxed weekend.

8 comments:

  1. I have to admit shamefully that I've never been in! Maybe I'll finally go when I come up. x

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  2. Hi Jen,
    Well the plus point is that its so near Byres Road! So you won't have an excuse. Really I felt a bit bad not appreciating it enough!Great park for the kids as well, Jx

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  3. I've only been to Scotland once, when I was little, and I have a really strong happy memory of intense greennness at the Botanic Gardens - your photos bring that feeling to life! I am feeling similarly blessed this weekend, glad you're enjoying happy times too! Rach x

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    1. Thanks- sometimes I need to remind myself to stop and appreciate, Jo x

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  4. Looks like a beautiful place. love botanical gardens x

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    1. It is a beautiful place, thanks Joanna

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  5. It's funny, I find since having my daughter I look at where we live and where I grew up so differently. The Botanic Gardens looks lovely, and i like the sound of a sticky bun!

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    1. Yum it was nice- so long ago I can hardly remember tho! Jx

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