My Week In Tweets

Summing up each day last week in 140 characters or less…

Monday – Working in the sunshine #allworknoplay

Tuesday – The children played while the mums planned to take over the world – just our average Tuesday really #productiveday

Wednesday – Dinner with my Dad, have been introduced to the wonder that is an Eton Mess #thisiswhyimnotasize8

Thursday – Was told to expect Gerard to deliver my Waitrose shop today. Turned out it wasn’t Gerard Butler #disappointedtweet

Friday – Impromptu dinner with friends AND had my first ever G&T #growingup

Saturday – Football Day – Shame we lost #uptheo’s

Sunday – Pain of 5am start for bootsale eased by £100 profit and beers and fajitas in the sunshine with friends #mexicanmagic

I will be linking this post up with Slummy Single Mummy and her A Week In Tweets posts as, quite simply, I think it is a fabulous idea!


Jimmy’s Farm – Sausage and Beer Festival 2011

I don’t know about you other lovely wives and girlfriends out there, but I find there is nothing more frustrating than the lead up to my darling husband’s birthday and the eternal dilemma of what to get for a man who has everything he needs.  It wasn’t so bad in the early days; I only had to worry about what I was to get him.  Now I have to get him a treat from me, something from the children and answer the untold amount of enquires from other family members as to what they could buy for him as well.

When I saw Jimmy’s Farm advertising a Sausage and Beer festival for the weekend of his birthday I knew fate had intervened and given me a great present for him. 

I love Jimmy’s Farm, every time I visit I leave planning when I can go back next. It’s such a wonderful place to spend the day, leaves me wanting to put my house on the market and look for a small holding to buy within 15mins of being there.

The sausage and beer festival was great fun, lots of food to eat, musical entertainment, children’s activities and even sausage making demonstrations that I managed to get the hubby up on stage to help with as it was his birthday!  All of this for a £6 entrance price (£5 in advance) and free entry to the farm trail was really such a great offer.  There was also an OktoberFest style night on the Saturday that sounded like it was great fun – and something we will defiantly be booking tickets for next year.

The farm itself is open 7 days week. With its offerings of rare breed animals, nature trail, woodland walk, farm shop, butchery, field kitchen, Joules shop, butterfly house, gardens, garden shop and newly opened restaurant there is so much to see and do you really can spend the whole day at the farm without getting bored.

Alongside the main farm, there are plenty of special events planned at Jimmy’s this year.  A farmers market is held on the 1st Saturday of every month which is well worth a visit and also a monthly comedy night which I’m yet to try but is high up on my to-do-list. 

September sees the return of the annual ‘Harvest at Jimmy’s’ Festival, which is now an established food and music festival that has sold out for the past two years. The line up looks great again this year and for £97.50 for a 3 day camping ticket it’s easy to see why its being billed at ‘the next big thing’ for the wonderful British festival calendar.


For more information on the farm and all it has to offer visit or call 0844 493 8088