Need to check when kids half terms are. I would prefer to take time off when they are around. Though assume I can do Cheam in a morning. (Our car is not very big, or rather it is not a hatch back so a pain for transporting things.)
Sarah, Cheam is about an hour away by car, the farm opens to the public at 10am, but open to the farm employees from 8am (which is what time I got there last time).
To ensure that we get full use of the time available we really need the press and scratter there first thing, so picking it up on the Friday afternoon would be preferable (the farm closes at 5pm) as I also don't know what time Richard in Cheam opens on Saturday morning.
I've spoken with the farm people, and they are very pleased that we are joining in with them for their harvest festival on Sat 17th.
[edited to add] Simon - I've sent you a pm and email at work.
(I'll talk to the van people. In fact, I'll walk round with Mrs I - who always seems to get good deals, and we'll take the baby as well. See if we can't get a discount for loyalty, plus another one for newborn cuteness. I know it's 1/2 a tonne, but can't remember how many bags that was.)