Showing posts from May, 2014

Ups and Downs

Hello friends

First I would like to say thank you to everyone who commented on my last post and I have taken your pionts them on board and will leave the frame as it is.

I know it's been a few weeks since my last post. This past week has been half term for us (the two weeks prior I was doing some GCSE exam invigilating, very busy).

Up - Saturday, last week, L was in Churchtown Gala (near Garstang) and the weather was fine and not too warm as we walked along to the, beautiful and old, ST Helen's church for a short service before waking back for the crowning of the new Rose Queen.
Down - It rained on the walk back but luckily we had umbrellas with us. It continued to rain lightly though out the crowning.
Up - My friend lives across the road from the gala field so we popped over for a brew and a natter once the crowning was over.
Down - It was pouring down, after leaving my friends, so M collected the car from the nearby field whilst we waited in a sheltered spot.

Down - Sunday's …

Wedding Gift Dilemma Solved

Hello friends

Hope you are all having a good weekend and not getting too wet.

Welcome to new follower, Jeannette, Hope you enjoy my ramblings of everyday life here at Spring Cottage. I will drop by your blog soon and see what you get up to.

L and M went to archery at lunch time and I made a roast chicken dinner for when they came back and whilst I had the oven on I made some biscuits which taste quite nice but are too cakey and not crispy. I'll not make them again. I also made a pork and mushroom casserole ready meal for for the freezer for when I don't feel like cooking.

Ok, the wedding gift dilemma I had was that my friend daughter is getting married in July this year and we've been invited to the evening do. On the invite it suggest that presents were not needed as they have already set up home they had all that they needed and that money would be much appreciated.  I don't like giving money for two reasons. 1 - Money gets swallowed up into every day expenses and th…

Heroes, Villains And The Village Bike

Hello friends

How was your bank holiday week end? Do anything exciting?

Yesterday we had a family day out and went to a village called Wray, on the other side of Lancaster, to visit their Heroes and Villains scarecrow festival. It was our first visit and was absolutely brilliant and hope to go again next year. It was more popular than we realised with fields being used for visitors to park. Afterwards we made our way to another village, Scorton, for their Bicycles and Barrows festival. There were less participants here than in Wray but the talent and imagination was just as brilliant. I will leave you with a few of the many photos that we took.

Please click on the picture to make them bigger for easier viewing

Hope you enjoyed them

Mum's Virtual Spring Fair

Hello friends

I'm liking up with Mum with her Virtual Spring Fair. Thanks for organising it again this year.
Welcome and come on in. We are inside today as the sun is not shining and the breeze is bitter cold.

Would you like a cup if tea?

or some non alcoholic sparkling wine?  

We have some little orange flavoured cakes. Don't worry there are plenty, I've been baking all morning. (Note to self - must borrow my mum's cake stand next time)

Or how about some chocolate scones. Plenty of these too but they are going fast so might have to whip up some more. Recipe at the end of the blog if you like them.

The little bunch of flowers you can see are wild garlic and bluebells, both from our garden.
We have a few visitors in the garden today. Some are a little shy and some are on guard.

I hope you have enjoyed yourselves and please visit the other stall holders and don't forget your recipe on your way out.
Chocolate Scones - makes 4 large or 6 small

8 oz (225g) Self R…