Friday, 24 March 2017

A Long Walk to a Garden Centre

WEll this is one of those impulse posts. Since I had to get a mothers day present, the dog needed her walk and also since it was pretty wet and raining, it was no point in getting the bike out to do a Cycle to Plymouth for the Present. So for a change, I decided to walk to a Garden Centre called Long Ash and have an idea or even buy Presents there along with have a quick lunch then come home. The vlog is below:

The way there:

As i was finishing a Nutella, Crisp and BBQ sauce Sarni for breakfast, I decided that I HAD to get a Mother's day Present today, which since it was nearing the 10:30ish time, Walking Rosie had to be done which gave me this idea. So getting the Redmi 4 on charge then to change into walking gear before leaving at 11ish. 

The Breakfast

Then Once I got rosie started, I walked on with her and it wasn't too rainy but that changed once I got past Gem Bridge and onto Horrabridge then the Moors. 

Walking past the Football Ground again

Heading onto the Trail

The tummel is approaching

Inside the Tunnel

The view from Magpie Bridge
Once it got past this, the weather was starting to be a little bist nastier, the moors was boggy and mud was everywhere, Luckily my cut jeans meant that it was higher than normal jeans, but it was soon nearby since I was passing 3 horse riders who then galloped along like what films show off in a Western chase scene. Which I turned left and to my Surprise, I made it in less than 2 hours.

The Journey via Google Fit

The long ash act

Once I got there, I had to tie up Rosie, that was a big mistake since she REALLY DIDN'T like being left on her own, she howled and barked at everything and I could hear her when browsing inside, which if this was a crowded place, she could of gotten nicked, so I know i can't do things like this much now. But after umming and hmming and nearly dropping the Present before buying them, I managed to buy 2 things for £29.98 which was both £14.99 each and one was a Tin and one was a set of 3 pots for plants which had a tray with it. 

The pots and the Tin
Now As i got back, Rosie was excited as anything, jumping up, wagging tail, it was nice but she really did miss me for those moments, and then she started biting my shoe as punishment, karma is my bet here. But then it was to the resturant on the other side which had people in there already. So me and Rosie sat down and she wanted me around her, I looked at the menus which had some reasonable prices for people who understand you have to spend more if you want to eat. For me, it made me find a budget of £5 and stick to it, which I did in the end.

The Drinks Meni

So, I got the water from another table for Rosie to sip and gulp, then I went inside and ordered my drink and food, which came to £4.90 :) xD. That meant I can manage a budget meal out, A kid's portion bacon sandwich and Cawston PRess Apple Juice. Which that was a short wait for. While waiting, one of the waitresses was chatting to me and Rosie and it reminded her of her old collie she had and fed Rosie a treat, she was content with that which was nice of both of them really. But then it was a quick toilet break and just as i was about to tweet pictures, It arrived.

The meal which looked nice, or so i Thought. 
Now one secret with me telling the waitress for NO BUTTER for this and that was written down on her note, but sadly it was a "my bad" and butter appeared. After debating to get it changed, I did which meant a nice short wait before being able to eat the nice sarni and extras for that £3.65. It then arrived and it was amazing.

The meal with NO BUTTER.
Now that was eaten and I really did enjoy that, which was actually finished in about 4 minutes on the vlog, but then it was time to pack up and head off home. But the rain had picked up and that meant cold hands....

Leaving Long Ash

The wet walk home.

Now this is where things got a bit ugh. The walk itself was ok, but at the beginning when Rosie wants to play ball, she was almost out of my sight with it which is dangerous af, so I put her on the lead and we walked our way back to old station Road which then meets the Railway Line to get home on. That was muddy as anything, and Rosie was pulling and I nearly slipped but a lout shouting to stop made her stop nicely, even with the tail down. But then it was the Railway line which was nice and easy, but my dad called at a surprise
The journey back
and was astounded as to where i was and actually really pissed at me for saying no for him to pick me up and me to walk home with Rosie in the "heavy" rain. I feel sorry for the guy for saying no but then again I've gotten used to people telling me no when I offer but he gets sensitive about this, bless him. 

Then it was more walking and rain and eventually it was Passing schoolkids by the Redrow estates and also Bishopsmead which Rosie didn't take too much notice off and after the 2 big hills, I was home, Home at 3:55 ish and relaxed and then it was the end of that. 

And I will try to get more blogposts done soon.