Sunday 18 May 2008

Sunday Morning at Barleylands Farm

Alhamdulillah I had a lovely Sunday morning spent at Barleylands Farm market in Essex. We go there a couple of Sundays's a year and it is a great chance to give your lungs a treat and get in touch with nature. Oh, and to shop for next to nothing. I bought myself lots of plants, flowers and garden accessories and tomato plants for my mum.

The kids have had a good run around and the fresh air seems to make them extra hungry and extra sleepy. Plus they managed to fill our car up with enough toys to last them all year (Little Man is putting his new keyboard to good use by giving me a headache).

I've got toys too; some craft goodies and some boxes to put them in. I also found some good reads. I'm particularly pleased with the Gerald Durrell book which has all of his books in (I read his My Family and Other Animals as a teen and just loved it). Little Lady got some Charlie and Lola books which I have been keeping an eye out for ages as kids just love them.

I would reccommend anyone to visit, Dunton boot market is also very near by and absolutely enormous, although you have to get there for about 7am to get the real bargains (I think I spent about £20).

Now that we've had dinner the perefct thing to do would be to have a nap and then have ago at a bracelet I have an idea for. But I'm going to get the kids to have a lie down and get into the kitchen as we have guests for dinner alhamdulillah.


  1. Anonymous18 May, 2008

    can nafeesa and i tag along next time?
    Tahira (da 1 in the green suit at your Eid party)

    i LOVE your blog, esp the old old post about your grandma, actually brought tears to my eyes.

  2. Assalam-alaikam hon,
    yep course you can come. hand your dissertation in and then we'll all go (leave the kids with the brother-in-law as it gets too hot for them)

    I know which one you are Tahira in the green suit. Glad you like my blog. Since you're an English student, you're welcome to write a guest post if you like

  3. assalamu alaykum, oh the car booty! I haven't been yet. Insh'Allah soon. My Sundays are now filled with swimming, hamdulillah!

  4. Assalam-alaikam Sister Muslimah,
    Sounds like Sundays are fun at your house. The car boots are great for picking up materials for the kids aren't they? I got 10 GCSE study guides for my cousin for 1-pound and also some key stage 3 books for his little sister. They costs so much in the shops, so its great to have this option. I also get a lot of my children's drawing paper, books, colouring books, pencils crayons, reading books etc this way. My fave find this year has been a writing slate and slate pencil which I really liked. You really do find the oddest things.