Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Glasgow Science Centre

On Tuesday 9th April we had an incredible experience at the centre; on the way in, my niece lost her "Upsy Daisy" teddy because the wind blew it out of her hands and into the Clyde! She was hysterically upset and for a short period so was my son, Ethan exclaimed "Daisy's Dead", and later a more worrying "I want to get Daisy for Ava". I was ready for abandoning the trip and returning home, but my wife calmed Ava down and we decided to proceed with the visit.

One very good Samaritan behind the tills asked why she was upset and went well beyond the call of duty by making a phone call and coming back shortly afterwards with a seal cuddly toy, badges, stickers and a dinosaur sponge from their lost and found; my son was given two dinosaurs and some stretchy men. This was amazing and what was doomed was turned around by this gesture as both kids were delighted and really enjoyed the rest of their day!

Sadly I failed to take note of the staff members name, but I hope this message makes it to all the staff involved!

Monday, April 22, 2013

My First Cupping Experience

A few weeks ago I was invited to try out some Kenco Tassimo discs and give feedback. Since they were complimentary, I thought I'd try my hand at Coffee Cupping for a bit of fun!

So I put some music on and had a go...

My first attempt was not particularly constructive as I didn't really know what I was looking for, but with the helpful "Beginner's Guide to Cupping" I could start to appreciate flavours I didn't even know existed.

What was surprising to me most, was the coffee I used to buy regularly, I favoured the least...

Anyway, I'll post a proper review later in the week! I suspect 6 cups of coffee is too much in one evening :)

Monday, April 01, 2013

Feufield Trust Farm

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This morning when deciding where to take Ethan, Louise suggested Feufield Trust; a Llama sanctuary near Biggar. I had a puzzled look on my face, but after reading their website and checking the map I was intrigued (http://www.feufield.com/). We visited this morning where we viewed some of the smaller pets in their shop (their tortoise was hiding) after taking a walk around their farm where they have goats, horses, llamas, dogs and chickens roaming free with geese and some other animals viewable behind fences. Ethan seemed to love it, the goats took a liking to Ethan's woolly hat giving it a nibble and Ethan wanted to pet the horses, chickens and dogs.

After the walk, we had some fresh coffee and cake in the Llama Larder cafe where we were given an impromptu rendition of Pie Jesu from Kim and a showing of her Blondie cover on DVD during our cake. After, we ventured into the shop to see 5 1 week old chicks. Ethan gave them a gentle pat and we had another walk around the farm.

We bought some Rhubarb preserve; Hot Courgette Chutney and a half dozen of duck eggs from their farm shop. 

A recommended day out for the family!