Last Saturday was my first day off from work in 2 weeks. Things have been a little hectic as of late with both mine and my BF's jobs so we decided to take a day away from the small 1 mile radius we rarely leave and we made our way to Parkside Farm in Enfield, North London for a day of quality time and some 'country air'. (As country as you'll get within a 20minute train ride).
One of the amazing things about living in central London is how easy it is to just walk to Covent Garden, Oxford Street or get to where you need to be quickly, but sometimes you forget that there's more out there than tall buildings, red buses and tourists.
As a vegetarian, I love fresh produce, I always feel so much healthier when I eat a meal that is unprocessed and made of quality produce so the thought of picking my own was something I was really excited for.
Aside from not dressing for the occasion... who knew that suede shoes weren't ideal to walk around a farm all day? And not bringing an umbrella to save ourselves from the rain... we had an amazing date day out and learnt some new things. I had no idea that flowers grew on the end of courgettes or even how french beans grew!
We managed to pick 5 punnets of the best Strawberries I've ever tasted, a punnet of Raspberries, 3 Courgettes, 5 Beetroot, A bag full of French Beans, Broad Beans and some Swiss Chard.
If you're looking for a great day out, I highly recommend a visit to a 'Pick Your Own' Farm. I loved my first experience and I can't wait to go back in August to get some more seasonal vegetables... Just make sure you wear some wellies and check the weather... apparently they don't build rain shelters in fields!
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the perfect 'country' day out, and my first lifestyle post! Let me know in the comments!