Today is a Public Holiday so I quickly stopped into one of my favourite gardening spots, Poppy's Garden Centre, to pick up a splash of colour for the front garden. This is one of those places which is so calm and relaxing you could walk around for ages and get 'lost' looking at all they have to offer. Always clean, tidy, friendly and inviting - I just love visiting even if I'm not shopping for plants, landscaping supplies or homewares. Poppy's also have gift vouchers available if you can't decide on what pressie to buy for a friend. As you know, I love to go out for breakfast and Poppy's has a really good breakie menu that has something for everyone but if breakfast is not your thing then try the cafe` for lunch or a coffee and cake or even a function! It might be a business breakfast meeting, a mothers group or even a baby shower!! Poppy's Verandah Cafe are open for functions from 8am weekdays and bookings are essential so call 49478305 to secure your spot. Poppy's Garden Centre is a family owned business and is located at 83 Oakdale Road, Gateshead - check them out soon if you haven't already!