On the spur of the moment, I decided to take Frog to our favourite cafe for lunch yesterday. One of the things I love about working from home is that I get afternoons off and I can be (mostly) flexible about when I work. On a whim I made my mind up to treat us both to a slap up meal, making the most of those flexible hours.
Despite moving to a village just before December, Frog still goes to pre-school in the town we lived in for a few months when we first moved to Devon. The town – Ashburton – is only a few miles away and the pre-school there is really lovely. It’s a cute town, with a plethora of vintage, antique and second hand shops, along with a posh bakery (“artisan” don’t you know) and a couple of tasty delhi’s.
Being in Devon, of course there are a few teashops to choose from, but our favourite cafe (an incredibly child-friendly one) is called Cafe Green Ginger and is towards the top end of town. Ashburton is a tiny town, so you won’t find your usual chain cafes and restaurants there – that’s one of the things I like about it actually. That means all the shops (apart from Co-op, Spar and Lloyds the Chemist) are all independents. Bonus, if you ask me.
Anyway, Cafe Green Ginger is Frog’s favourite cafe mainly because there are ducks, rabbits and guinea pigs in the walled garden at the back. But she also rather likes the brownies and the fact there’s a shelf of story books she can read while she’s waiting for her food to arrive.
Yesterday’s lunch was one of those that I’ll miss when Frog starts school, after all places like this are always much busier at the weekend. I might even attempt to make it into a regular lunch date for the both of us.
Although, the cakes and paninis aren’t going to do anything for my waistline…