Towards the tail end of September, we road tripped ourselves to the magical Midlands for the day. What an adventure!
Our first stop was the popular Blueberry Café. (Garmin’s get ready: Netherwood Farm, R103, Nottingham Rd, 3280). I was still fasting at the time and had two of “side salads”.
I would go back and gladly have the same crunchy servings of goodness today, post-fast!
LEFT: Razor thin apple slices, cashew nut, lettuce and glazed blueberries with a cheese (I can’t recall which variety).
RIGHT: Grilled butternut slices topped with beetroot and feta – it was my favourite!
I’d never tried Blueberry lemonade before – it was tangy and refreshing with fresh blueberries floating around the glass.
Their breakfast looked so good and the Favourite who accompanied me, (VERY particular about his food), enjoyed every morsel.
The pièce de résistance was inarguably their signature Blueberry Cheesecake. Best I’ve EVER tasted – and I know my cheesecake! Soft; creamy, delectable!!
Blueberry Café is splendid in every way – service with a smile, overlooking acres of unfarmed land, rustic scenic vibe outside, they have a host of jams to choose from and their set-up inside is beautiful as well.
THINGS TO DO WHILE MEANDERING…
Bellies full, we continued on our scenic drive and stumbled across an Archery spot in Balgowan. I KILLED IT! Several bullseyes!
After driving a bit more, we stopped at Epic Karting. I was lapped several times… meh.
No trip to the Midlands would be complete without a stop at Granny Mouse Country House with its thatched roof cottage charm – it’s too cute! Their chocolate cheesecake was (reportedly) wonderful.
I’d go back, just to sit on that bench overlooking the lake beside their Chapel…. it is stunning.
Stroll into that Chapel.. make a few vows…toss up a few rose petals from the wedding that just ended…. you know… live a little 😉
There are a multitude of activities in the Midlands area – you sort of just drive along; eating; exploring and experiencing all it has to offer – in my case, with perfect company. What more could a girl ask for? Sigh 😀
Enjoy Boys and Girls, 🙂