19 September 2010

fanny's farm & morden hall park


yesterday we went on a little trip to the country (well, just next to the M25 actually).
we went to Fanny's famous Farm shop, which true to it's descriptions, was quite unique!
full to the brim with vintage junk, union Jacks and signs...lots and lots of signs! a bit OTT but still, it was a beautiful place and a really good idea. we were very lucky to have had great weather too.



she keeps a few animals on the farm too, sheep, pigs chickens etc...


i wondered why they were so friendly to me, until i saw this photo...


please don't take the piss out of my new coat, thank you very much.


my favourite part of Fanny's farm was the garden where flowers and veggies grow together happily and beautifully.





some resident dogs wondering around sniffing under tables etc...


Fanny's Farm has no electricity at all, it's run by a generator, so even the cash till is mechanical. The tea room is serving cold food only like cream teas, cakes, and ploughman's lunch. I'd recommend the pasties, although they couldn't heat it up!


from the farm, you can wonder along many footpaths and bridleways, to find a place to nap of course!


a very nice place indeed, and not too far from London either.


on the way home, we stopped at Morden Hall Park. I never knew about it before, it's a real hidden gem, huge park with the river Wandle running through it. It's full of bridges and trees and lots of nature...great place to take your kids. There is a nice cafe too {run by the national trust sadly}.


i found another dream house...



there is also a beautiful old water mill, that apparently used to power a tobacco factory up until 1922.




a junkaholic in sheep's clothing...


a very romantic place indeed, and home to 2000  roses! {so the guide book says anyway}




give me a camera and a duck, and i'm entertained for hours.


so, i'm amazed if you made it to the end of this post! 
I do love London very much, there's more countryside in and around London than there is in the countryside. There's always something to do...but i think we are turning into old fogies by the amount of English Heritage and National Trust property we are visiting these days. we should really go and visit some trendy new art exhibition i suppose....
happy sunday peeps! x