Summer Shenanigans. Part One – Warwickshire

Hi Blogland,

I hope you have all had a lovely Summer, I know I have. Long Summer walks in Warwickshire at Charlecote Park, Broadway in the Cotswolds and Chester. We get about a bit around here!. I loved the Summer but I am excited it is the Autumn. I love this season as it is my birthday so I always have happy memories with family and friends.

Our first walk around Charlecote, a local National Trust, started with meeting this duck who was so tame. I did wonder about taking this bird home, but I think my dog would have her nose put out of joint.

The deer were not frightened of us or the other walkers and just sat there having their pictures taken.

We walked very close behind some grazing, it was just amazing.


I did ask my husband to buy me a driveway like this one, but he refused.


I don’t think I could live without the electric oven I have though and the chairs don’t look very comfy do they?.

I think we will be back to Charlecote soon, as the changing season is bound to make the grounds look gorgeous.



Spring is Coming

Well January went in a blur and my pins are out. My feet have been sore as I learn how to walk again, but I am back in the real world. Work, shopping, stroppy teenagers and a tired husband. 2018 has been a year of change already, my husband has started his new job. My son has passed his driving test and my daughter is getting ready for her exams.

We decided to go to Stratford Upon Avon as my daughter needed so much ingredients for her Food Technology practical exam. We started with a coffee and look how my husband’s milk came out -valentine froth.


We looked around the shops and then as the weather was so cold and miserable Simon treated Carly and I to lunch. We went into the Four Teas, a 1940’s themed café. I had soup and granary bread, but my daughter must have been peckish, because she had a sausage sandwich on white bread, a warm cheese scone and this.

That was Saturday, then Sunday Carly was up with the lark, practising her food tech. We had homemade pasta with goats cheese and sweet potato, panacotta and small pastry desserts.

She did a great job, didn’t she. It did mean that my husband and I had to go out again and get more ingredients for her practical cooking test at school.

We had a small walk around Draycote Water, as I am building up to doing our usual weekend 5K walk.

The sun was out, but it was very cold. The boats were out and people were jogging and walking around the Reservoir.

As you can see Spring will be here soon and I cannot wait. I am definitely a sunshine person, a sit by the fire person. I really hate being too cold.

We did have to stop off for wool and a hot milk Americano at Tofts shop Dunchurch. That is a recipe for getting warm again right. !