Saturday, 3 March 2012

Bob the Bunnys latest travels

The nice thing about being self employed is having the freedom to make last minute executive decisions to take the day off. Yesterday was such a day, work was as up to date as could be, weather looked reasonable and Bob was all spruced up with a new bow tie!

Off we go, destination Dalby Forest, this is the visitor centre.

Plants and trees just starting to bud, found some lovely dried teazles but Bob got stuck to them and I had to prize him free.

After a little walk it was time for a snack, we went into the cafe and had a rather nice caramel slice with a pot of tea as the coffee is nasty tasting over frothed, dark roasted stuff.

I had taken a craft magazine to browse whilst Bob looked out of the window.

Now I don't normally do toilet shots on my blog but the toilet doors at Dalby were rather interesting, the visitor centre is quite eco friendly and a lot of the gifts in the shop are recycled. So it came as no big surprise to find the toilet doors were made from recycled cartons and things, as you can see they are rather groovy.

That was a nice half day spent in the forest, the weather dulled up a bit so not a huge amount of photos.

Late afternoon and we finished the day with a trip to York to partake in some delicious coffee from this year's Northern Barista champ, Gordon, who has The Attic at Harlequin. Here's the view out of the Attic window, there was a a girl perched reading on a window ledge across the street!

The coffee arrived, a flat white.

Bob gave the latte art a good look....

Done to perfection and good to go, Bob say's drink and enjoy. I certainly did, it's always good to have a natter with Gordon over an excellent coffee.
A lovely end to the day.


greenrabbitdesigns said...

Well firstly I have to say how smart Bob looks in his new bow tie bit of a shame about the teazles though! ;)
I can't believe I'm saying this Sally but lovely toilet doors. :)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend,
V x

Rustic Vintage Country said...

I can only agree, those loo doors are really funky! Bob as ever, has stolen the show. Suzy

Aunt Jane's Attic said...

Looks like Bob had a wonderful day out (and you) and is Bob getting to be a coffee artisan. Julie xxx

patty said...

Hi Vivienne & Suzy, yes those toilet doors were a pleasant surprise, I believe you can get kitchen worktops also in those recycled materials.

Poor Bob stuck in a teazle but yes Julie he is certainly getting to know his latte from his cappuccino and his Bolivian from his Kenyan, bless him! I'll be entering him for the 2013 UK Barista championships at this rate!

BeckyWise. said...

Looks like you've had a great day! I love bob's bow tie! I remember when I was little we went on a family walk and saw that plant and I got it stuck all over me!
The toilet doors look very lovely!
The latte looks very nice!
- Becky x

Gillian said...

This post made me chuckle! Bob looks like he had fun. The flat white coffee at the end looks so good!

Shaheen said...

OOh caramel slice.

The toilet doors are interesting for sure. I remember going to one once where they glowed in the dark, quite spooky really and if you were wearing a white shirt, even freaky.