We headed back down and I stopped at reception to ask for a leaflet and where the pumpkins were at. And that's when they hit me with 'we don't actually have a pumpkin patch. There are no pumpkins!' But I was sure I'd seen children walking away with pumpkins in the car park...
Turns out, they sell the pumpkins at reception...(even though they only had two in display on one of the shelves!).
I was very disappointed as we drove away and tried to consider other places to go to. But there weren't any other places! After all, it was the 28th October, and most of the pumpkin fields were now filled with Strawberries. No squashes anywhere, farms were closed, I was hopeless!
Throughout the rest of the afternoon, we tried to make other plans to make up for the lack of pumpkins, but these also went down the drain!
We planned on going to see the new movie A Star is Born, which I've been dying to see for ages. So we stopped at home to get some proper shoes and get extra layers of clothing, since the weather was definitely getting cooler. We chilled in the house for half an hour, then left for the cinema, with plenty of time to spare. What we didn't account for was the fact that two of the major bridges in Newcastle were closed for the day, so traffic was a nightmare! We didn't make it to the cinema on time! I was so frustrated, I couldn't believe it! The next session was three hours away, and I simply wasn't in the mood to wait around anymore. I just wanted to go home.
We ended up going to Tesco to do some bits of shopping for the week, including some Halloween treats in case we get trick or treaters knocking on our door on Wednesday, then we headed straight back home.
I hate when things don't go to plan, and I honestly felt like the whole Sunday was a complete write-off! No pumpkin, no pictures with pumpkins, no pumpkin field, rain, no cinema, horrible traffic...I just wanted to crawl back to bed and live under the duvet for the rest of the day. And that's what I did. I watched a few movies on the TV, and called it a day.
Not every day is perfect, and sometimes things don't got to plan. And that's alright! As for the rest, we will be going to the cinema this evening, and I'm just going to have to try to get some pumpkins from a farm next year. There's always next year, right?