Sunday, 7 April 2013


Last week we decided to have a trip to Durham. We being myself and the boys, Dad and my nephew Callum.

Dad had said that he wanted to go to the Botanical Gardens as he and mam used to like to go and see the daffodils in bloom.


Instead of going straight there up the main road we decided to go the long way around and have a walk along the river, which was much more picturesque.

It didn't take us long to get to the gardens and our first stop was the Hothouse where the cacti grow. I wouldn't like to fall on the spikes on this one .... OUCH !!

Gabe took a liking to the Millenium Bug and baby bug . They are only on loan to the gardens at the minute but hopefully they will become a permanent feature.

He didn't want to be in the 'boys' photo as he preferred  to hide in the bamboo with the Japanese Samurai warrior. He's a strange child sometimes that one!

Unfortunately the daffodils were nowhere near in flower probably due to all the bad weather we've had , but there were some lovely Hellebores.

It just means that in a couple of weeks we'll have to go back to see the daffodils .... it's not such a bad thing though as the boys and I have never been here before and it will be nice to explore a bit more.


  1. It looks like a lovely outing Lisa, just what you all need at the moment. The Hellebores make a nice change from daffodils but at least you have the excuse to go back and see them! I am sure you will find loads of things to photograph too! x

  2. It looks lovely. My in-laws live in Durham and we often go up there, but I don't think we've ever taken the kids to the Botanic Gardens. x

  3. It looks like a wonderful place to visit Lisa -- especially if you can go with the boys and your Dad!

  4. It looks like a great day out, I have only been to Durham once (when I was a young teenager and went train hopping with a friend - you just get on trains, without looking at the destination and see where you end up! - gosh my Mum was very trusting....). Hope you are doing OK. Bethx