The Squirrel Penn St: babies and dogs.

The Squirrel in Penn Street was the location for today.  My friend and I were celebrating our last lunch together with the babies before she returns to work next week so I chose The Squirrel, just a short drive from Chorleywood and a promise of child friendly and dog friendly with great food.

Being a Wednesday lunch it was relatively quiet, however it certainly did deliver on the promise.  Really tasty classic pub food.  I had the Burger (naughty) and my friend had the Chicken Asparagus salad (good girl) both were really fresh and tasty.  Salads in pubs are so often tasteless but it looked really fresh and I will definitely choose it next time (if I’m feeling good).

the squirrelLila was of course asleep and enjoyed her milk on waking, while the other little one enjoyed a squirrel burger and peas.  The kids menu was really flexible and I did see Lila eyeing up the burger and am sure she will be happy to dig in on the next visit.  The babies weren’t big enough and the weather also was not great for enjoying the garden and playground, but this does look like fun for the kids!

We had a lovely afternoon, finished off by a nice walk in the woods.. thankfully it stopped raining long enough for Harry to have a good run around.



Wendover: Woods & Cheese


Today was another beautiful summers day so what better way to spend it than a walk in the woods, finished off with some fabulous cheese.

Today, we headed to Wendover Woods, a fantastic spot in the Chilterns for walking the dog and baby.  The paths are wide and relatively flat surface (not too bumpy for the little one), the walk loops around the woods and finishes off walking through the great picnic spaces.  We are thinking of heading back in a few weeks with our NCT group for a Picnic!

No2 Pound St

So after a brisk walk in the woods, we were starving, Lila was due her feed so we headed into Wendover village for a bite to eat.  We went to No2 Pound St, it is a great deli, really amazing selection of cakes, pastries and sandwiches. But what I really love is their cheese.  They do great cheese boards and mixed cheese and cold meats – I will be heading here for supplies for our party in a few weeks!

Cheese at No2 Pound St

Enjoying a cheese platter and giggles in Wendover


Rowan’s Garden Centre: Fruit Smoothie in the countryside

Millions of peaches… Peaches for me…

Today’s stop off included the dog and has a dual purpose, firstly the job of finding out how to save my apple trees from the terrible fungus that is killing my apples this year, and secondly to have lunch!

Rowan Garden Centre in Chalfont St Giles is the perfect spot as it is smack bang in the country side, they are dog friendly and the cafe is great for a bite to eat.

The food is very simple, but tasty and freshly made sandwiches. Today as it was so hot it only seemed right that I tried one of their summer smoothies. Peach and Strawberry – very refreshing!

Best thing about this place is the view – no traffic, just fields and horses. A perfect Friday afternoon.