How do you view a day out? Do you religiously take a picnic with you? I have to admit we rarely do. Days out are treats (although we do quite a lot of them, especially when on school holidays as we don’t go abroad – yet), so I don’t want to be lugging around a coolbag or huge rucksack with me all day. I get hot enough as it is.
We take snacks because N is always hungry, and if we’re going out with friends somewhere countryside based where it’s easier to do picnics, then we will. Otherwise, we’ll eat out. And usually a day out, especially in summer, will involve an ice cream at some point in the day.
Sometimes it’s nice to treat yourself, and nowadays there are so many fun dessert options. With posh cafes and gelato parlours, donut and chocolate shops, quirky coffee shops and activity based food outlets appearing on high streets in cities and even little seaside towns, people like to treat themselves. And why not. If you’ve saved for a day out, add a little extra on and have a fancy sweet treat separate to your main course so you can have a quirky food experience.
Having just been on a theatre day trip to London, I knew N would love a nice ice cream treat. But with London being full of these permanent and pop up food outlets, it’s hard to choose, and you can’t eat at them all.