The first thing on my 25 by 25 list was to fly a kite. I've wanted to for so long, and Mark bought me my very own kite for Easter. So last Sunday, Mark finished work at 2pm and we made the short journey to Parkgate. We parked the car up near a little pub, and took my kite to a grassy area. I had so much fun!! It was instantly successful, which only made our later failed attempts to get it off the ground more disappointing! There was the perfect amount of wind for the first twenty minutes or so, and then it dropped and we decided to call it a day. Since we were in Parkgate, we couldn't go home without a visit to Nicholls for their famous ice cream. Nicholls has been open since 1937 - 75 years! And it doesn't take long to figure out why, the ice cream was absolutely delicious! I opted for my old favourite chocolate flavoured, and Mark chose banana chocolate chip (which tasted so good).
Since I hadn't visited Parkgate before, this kind of counted as one of the adventures to be had as part of no.8 on my list. It was such a wonderful afternoon, the sun was so hot and it was a lazy, hazy kind of Sunday. There were lots and lots of people along the walk to the ice cream shop, sitting on the wall enjoying fish & chips or the famous ice cream. Have you ever been to Parkgate? It reminded me so much of being at the seaside.