When I switched my phone on this morning it had made this lovely montages from the pictures I took yesterday. https://plus.google.com/100417522735927162987/stories/fc3e1512-0584-3b17-87ac-50def04a9df11482a4a34e9?authkey=CM3M-bfhn9z7uwE
It’s nearly Fi’s birthday so there is a party to organise, wine to drink a and pizza to eat. Oh it’s a hard life.
Every August bank holiday a funfair sets up camp on the Stray. On Thursday the rides cost £1 so with pocket money tightly gripped sweaty hands the children and I headed down to try out the attractions. Annie and I had a ride on a mini rollercoaster and the carousel. Little lady wasn’t sure what to make of it with… Read more →
Today the children, some of our friends and I took advantage of the late August sunshine to visit Knaresborough. The children had a great time playing in the river, catching fish and making dams. The Mama’s enjoyed 20 minutes peace before any of the children fell in, hit each other with fishing nets or decided the patch beach not visible… Read more →
Ingredients Lamb mince Cooked Rice Curry paste Onion Carrots Peas Stock Puff pastry Sweat onions and carrots till soft. Add meat and brown. Add stock, curry paste and reduce. Add cold cooked rice and frozen peas. Roll out pastry into 6 squares. Put filling in middle and seal up the sides to the centre. Brush with milk or egg and… Read more →
After looking in depth into having puppies I have decided to not go ahead. I have heard so many horror stories and collected gasps of dismay about the work involved and decided that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with our four children and a litter. Rolo is a gorgeous dog and he will, I am sure, be a… Read more →
Today we visited Roundhay Park. We walked around the lake on a very buggy and dog friendly route. At the top of the lake was a little playground which although there wasn’t much equipment the children all had lots of fun in. I must try to remember to bring bread to feed the ducks as Annie loves watching them dipping… Read more →
I won a meal at local pub ‘The Park’, so after a hard day of relaxing we decided to make use of it and go out for dinner.
Jay is sat downstairs watching the Comedy Warehouse on tv. I catch snippets of jokes as I am pottering around the kitchen. After hearing some of the language I investigated the rating of the program feeling sure it must be a 15. No it was rated 12. Who rates these things? They should be made to sit and watch the… Read more →
I recently finished Glow by Ned Beauman. From the onset you are transported to London 2010 where you meet the main protagonists at a rave in a laundrette. Like in his previous novel ‘Boxer beetle’, Beauman enjoys bequeathing unusual ailments upon his characters. In this novel Raf’s body clock is out of sync with the earth’s 24hour cycle. He works… Read more →
We decided when we first bought Elsie that we would like to have one litter of puppies. Apparently the optimum age for a bitch to breed is three years old after two or three heats. The time has passed so quickly and all of a sudden Elsie is starting to look like she may be coming into season. She is… Read more →
Saturday dawned sunny and warm, just the perfect weather for a wedding. Matt aka best man exited the tent at eight o’clock to join the groom and the rest of the grooms men at a local hotel’s spa so they could spruce before the wedding and remove all residues of three weeks of camping and beach living. Sophie flower girl… Read more →
Friends are starting to arrive for Henry and Ele’s Wedding. The camping field is filling up with lots of lovely people all here to celebrate and have fun. Tonight we are having a bbq. Matt has been into town to collect the freshly dry cleaned suits and shop for bbq supplies. Jay has a new hair cut, Matt has been… Read more →
Toasting marshmallows The sound of rain beating on the waterproof tent roof Camp Fires Being outside Time becomes less relevant Meeting lovely new people Visiting new places Waking up to sunshine and a view of the beach
Today we visited the farmers market at St Dogmaels. After tasting and testing many different varieties of pasta we settled on buying the beetroot and garlic with smoked ham filling and spinach with goats cheese filling handmade tortellini. Previously I had always served tortellini with sauce but the stall vendor assured me the filling is the sauce so I didn’t… Read more →