Monday, 31 March 2008

Off tomorrow and the wave off.

How excited are we? Well, out of the whole Foodiemumontheroad, we've had the Mum (me), we've had a bit of the road (Ruby and her exploits), and now we are going to have the food(ie)! Tomorrow is our first day of the Foodiemumontheroad tour and we are heading from leafy Buckinghamshire to rural Sussex; the Ashdown forest to be precise (http://www.ashdownforest.org/). The home of Pooh bear...and while we won't be hunting heffalumps, we should be able to hunt down a few good foodie pit stops. Number one on my list is Harvest Supplies which, according to a reliable source (my friend Katie who lives in the aforementioned Forest) is:

"A shack in the Woods. Literally. No sign, you come across it looming out of the trees like an African Trading Post. Fruit and Veg delivery and the best groceries (Gluten-free bread and cake to sushi nori via home-brewed cider)."

With a description like that who can refuse a visit. Thanks Katie!

Tomorrow we are going to be waved off by Oskar's preschool friends. They've all been very enthusiastic about our trip. Mums and Dads have been enquiring about our preparations and taking us to one side to tell us that their secret hobby is collecting anything to do with VW campers: money boxes, keyrings, mugs.... The children are going to have a Foodiemumontheroad corner in the preschool where they will follow our trip. I'm going armed with maps and tiny Ruby cut outs for them and as I've finally managed to get the bunks up I'm hoping they will be crawling all over them and the van with the glee that only 3 year-olds can have. Waved off by 12 gorgeous toddlers, how can our foodiemumontheroad trip be anything but full of the same honest open eyed enjoyment and exploration. I know I'm going to try and make it so.

Thanks have to go out to our wonderful neighbours: Tina and Mike-again; Debs and Tom; Amy, Taya the wonderdog and Richard (of http://www.the-drawingroom.co.uk/ fame) who all jumped into the 'looking after the cats and chickens' breach after the original arrangement fell through.
Thanks also to Jon and Jon (ha ha) from the Carphone Warehouse Chesham who spent hours working out how to connect a reluctant computer to a reluctant mobile phone to the semi-reluctant Internet.

Day 1 tomorrow. See you on the other side.

5 comments:

Sam said...

Good Lucky guys, cant wait to read the updates. Hope the weather holds good for you too.

*hugs *

Sam

fulnic said...

Good luck! I hope everything goes well, you are the craziest people I know. Bearing in mind some of our mutual friends, that's a great achievement :-D

Best wishes and if you need anything you think I might be able to help with, just let me know.

Nick

Kim said...

Good luck guys. I'll be popping in to see how you're getting on, on your mouth watering adventure.
Kim xx

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