One that I will never forget.
Tuesday 23 July 2013
Thought I would share this recipe I found and made when Lyn from Everyday life came to stay. You can make it without the Earl Grey tea, just omit the tea bag stage. I don't have an ice cream maker either so I just froze it for 3 hours, then whisked and froze it again.
Few drops of good Vanilla Essence
1 pint full fat milk(600mls) (you can use skimmed or semi skinned )
half pint (300mls) double cream
8 oz (225g) golden caster sugar
Heat the milk to almost boiling and add the tea bags and vanilla essence. Leave to infuse till milk is cool
Squeeze out tea bags
If you have an ice cream maker, add the milk, cream and caster sugar and churn until thick.
If not, whisk everything together and freeze in a shallow container, fork through every couple of hours until frozen.
Its fun getting people to guess what the flavour is - nobody has guessed it as yet!
Very nice served with a Brownie!
Monday 22 July 2013
I managed to catch my favourite pensioners at the weekend at Tramlines Festival in Sheffield. I did take my own video for you, but could not get it to upload, so I'll share this one from Youtube. If you ever get chance to see them, do. They are so funny. And I had to giggle at the drunk bloke who really couldn't work out whether or not they were real old ladies or not. Granny Turismo are my favourite bad nana's .
Saturday 20 July 2013
Samuel Greg. He pioneered the factory movement in the UK and was considered to be fairly benevolent to his workforce, but conditions were still horrific. Like Salts Mill in Saltaire, it must have been better for the workers to live out here in the countryside than suffer the awful conditions in the city.
.We also had time to have a quick wander around nearby Wilmslow which is a very affluent town - home to many northern celebrities and Manchester footballers. The estate agents windows are always a bit of a laugh - 6.5 million pounds was not the highest price we saw either!
Tuesday 16 July 2013
You can find friendship in the most surprising of places, and I never expected when I started my blog all those years ago, that I would go on to count my fellow bloggers as some of my truest, loveliest friends. I have met up with the Lovely Lyn from Everyday Life now more times than I can remember, and when she needed an overnight B&B when she was on a course near my home, and with me all by my own for the evening, the answer was obvious - and so she came to stay.
She came bearing gifts - a basket full of Lancashire goodies, to eat, drink and read. And she also brought a delicious Lancashire Hot Pot for us to share for supper. I love it when people cook for me.
You just know when you have met a kindred spirit.
Thursday 11 July 2013
Wednesday 10 July 2013
A walk around the centre of Sheffield on a hot summers evening - noticing some large expanses of window, some old, some new, some gorgeous, some not so. All iconic buildings in our lovely city.
Tuesday 9 July 2013
I almost forgot to show you our visit to Audley End House near Saffron Walden in Essex. We called on our way home from Kent. Yet another place ticked off my list!