Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Gorgie City Farm

We've just got back from a lovely few days staying with my parents in suburban Manchester. Our train journey down was badly delayed due to the high winds and flooding of a few days ago but it's a beautiful route through the Lake District and the bad weather added drama to the scenery! It was of course nice to spend time with my parents and we also had some good birdwatching, including a trip to Blackleach Country Park which is very close to my parents' house. My parents garden is a great place for birdwatching - for the first time I saw redpolls on the bird feeders joining the more regular goldfinches and many other species.


Today Crafty Green Boyfriend and I had a wee trip to Gorgie City Farm. The bunnies were on fine form, they've had a history of ganging up on each other, but they seemed to be getting on fine today and all ran round their grounds quite happily. I'll share photos of them on Monday (for Monday is, for bunny bloggers at least, always Bunday!)


Meanwhile here is an example of some very creative repurposing in Gorgie Farm Cafe. Each table had a menu covered in a different repurposed cover from a vintage vinyl LP.




I also noticed that the Farm cafe has started selling lovely handmade earthenware pottery from Frog Pottery.

As ever, text in red contains hyperlinks which take you to other webpages where you can find out more. Though the Gorgie Farm website isn't always working at the moment!

9 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Yes Juliet it has certainly been stormy weather and I am sure your journey would be marvellous viewing if from the train window.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

How neat that you had a wonderful weekend away, staying with your family.
That is such a neat idea with the menus at the restaurant.

Hope that you are having a lovely week
Hugs
Carolyn

gabriellebryden said...

Sounds like a nice few days. The record covers sound fantastic.

sarala said...

What a great idea for the menu!

the cuby poet said...

Glad your few days away were so good. The menu LP covers sounds a great idea and so original.The stormy weather certainly is continuing so keep warm.

Christina said...

Off to check out the pottery now. Waiting for bunny Monday/Bunday.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Lovely that you were out to visit your parents and had a train adventure. The Gorgie Farm sounds fascinating.

Enjoy this season!

Titus said...

Are album covers vintage now? Goodness, I feel old...

shoreacres said...

Glad to hear the weather didn't trouble you.

The goldfinches arrived here just today - every time I hear them for the first time, my heart leaps. They come by the thousands, but scatter quickly and find their winter homes - they'll be here until about February. I'm glad you have them, too.