One of my favourite bloggers , the lovely Elizabeth at the lifestyle blog Rosaliliumhas set herself( and anyone else who would like to take part) the challenge of blogging a post a day every day in May.You can write about anything you wish and as a guideline Elizabeth has included a calendar with a different topic on every day of the month. Her idea’s include waxing lyrical about your dream holiday,your fantasy dinner party guests,your favourite blogs,your 13 year old self and even the contents of your fridge. So anyway I thought I might have a go. 🙂 I think it will certainly be a challenge for me as even jotting down this piddly paragraph has taken me about 30 minutes! Or maybe it will get the creative juices flowing and there will be no stopping me……
Anyway if you fancy having a go too pop over to Rosalilium and have a gander.
See you in May 😉
It will soon be Camping season! Honest! I am already planning our first camping trip. The other half says we can’t go away until June which is when we both have a week off.I am hoping we can actually get away for a sneaky weekend before then~depending on our Great British weather. Maybe we should head to Silverdale on the Lancashire coast and Gibralter Farm with its panoramic views of Morcambe bay.Or perhaps we should travel to the Lake District and discover a few more of its stunning lakes and tarns.Maybe we are destined for the beautiful south which is usually about ten degree’s warmer than up here in North West England.Wherever ,I think I might have to treat myself to something gorgeous from the Cath Kidston Camping range.Turn our camping into glamping.:)
There are lots more adorable accessories for camping and all other occasions on the Cath Kidston website Cathkidston.co.uk/
Today was all about the sunshine.Spring flowers in bloom.An amble round our local town.A browse in our new(ish) vintage shop and a wander to the local pub to enjoy our first sit out in the beer garden.
You will notice The Time Train has a very unusual manequin decorating its doorway.This is Babs.She has become a bit of a talking point in Clitheroe due to her somewhat unusual attire.There have even been a few complaints from some shocked local residents! I think it’s all good publicity for the shop.:)
It’s not often I get to see two great new films on dvd ,both in the same week.But hey I have been most fortunate in that in these past few days I’ve enjoyed watching a rom com about mental illness ( not two descriptions one would always put together I admit) plus a hilarious black comedy about caravan capers in the North of England.;)
The Silver linings Playbook stars the gorgeous Brad Cooper as Pat who moves back in with his parents after serving eight months in a mental institution for losing it and beating up his wife’s lover in the shower. Determined to get his life on track he embarks on a keep fit regime in order to win his wife back and escape from the family home and their obsession with american football. A chance meeting with a girl with some big problems of her own, Tiffany ,played by the Hunger Games Jennifer Lawrence, results in a at first reluctant friendship. Both agree to help each other out,she will pass on a letter to his ex wife if he becomes her partner in a dance off competition. The result being that they each find their own silver linings.:)
Sightseers is a British black comedy about a couples caravan holiday around the North of England.Chris wants to show Tina the places that hold most significance to him and Tina has never managed to get away from her domineering mother before so a road trip touring round the yorkshire dales and the lake district in his beloved caravan seem a great idea……
But Chris didn’t reckon on annoying litter dropper’s, smug newer model caravan owners and over enthusiastic pooper scooper’s conspiring to ruin their road trip! A few deadly accidents soon occur.
One of the many amusing things about Sightseers to us was the fact that as occasional campers ourselves we have actually visited many of the locations in the film.The Ribblehead viaduct,Castle rigg stone circle,Fountain Abbey,the yorkshire dales, Keswick etc. Maybe we should hire a van and do our own Sightseers inspired road trip? In fact we were only in Keswick on Saturday! But Wil would not entertain a look around the infamous Pencil Museum.:( I shall have to write him a letter…..
Have you enjoyed any good films recently? Any recommendations?
Imagine a film festival with a backdrop of sun,sand, sea and Palm tree’s and there you go,you’ve thought up the gorgeous Cannes Film Festival in the South of France.The sixty sixth annual Festival de film will be held from the 15th -26th May 2013 ,with the delightful ‘Amelie’ actress Audrey Tatou hosting the opening and closing ceremony’s. I have always loved the glamour of Cannes and back in 2009 myself, Wil and a couple of friends and their boys enjoyed a holiday in nearby St Raphael in a hot and sunny May. Of course we were up for a bit of star spotting! Firstly though here are a few shots of vintage Cannes. 🙂
This year the opening film will be Baz Lurhmanns ‘The Great Gatsby’ starring Leonardo diCaprio. Back in 2009 the festival was all about Brad Pitts star turn in Quentin Tarentino’s Inglorious Bastards (Scuze my French Tee Hee). Here are a few snaps from our time there. I must apolagize for the lack of actual real life movie stars!
The other advantageous appeal of holidaying in the South of France in late May/early June is that the Monaco F1 Grand Prix follows the Cannes film festival. So of course we decided to drive to Monte Carlo for the race day. We did not have tickets but just thought we would head there for the atmosphere. If you ever go make sure you take your earplugs! The noise is deafening, the course is one of the most exciting and excillerating as it follows the narrow roads around Monaco and includes hair pin bends and a tunnel.We found that unless you are incredibly tall you do not get much of a view of the race if you are kind of gate crasher’s like we were! But our friend Andy who had been numerous times before knew what to do.Head down to the Paddocks next to the harbor just as the race ends and you will spot a few of the drivers past and present.
Ok so I didn’t get a snap of Jensen Button ( he won by the way that year~all the fancy yachts boomed their horns in unison) or Lewis Hamilton-though that particular driver almost ran me over as he scooted away after the end of the race ….on yes a moped. But we have many happy memories of what was definantly a holiday of a life time. 🙂 Bon Vacation!
This weekend I have had a fun time hosting my vintage crockery stall at the Hobbiton Market in the pretty village of Hurst Green. The area has connections with the Lord of the rings author J R R Tolkein as he occasionally lectured at nearby Stonyhurst college. It is thought that the surrounding countryside and views of Pendle Hill and its associations with witchcraft and sorcery inspired him in his writing. So of course the village is the perfect venue for a Middle Earth craft market….along with bands and a beer festival. Here are a few pics from the weekend.
Even though I am not a big Lord of the Rings fan I really enjoyed the event and it is going to be a yearly thing. We even had a bit of sunshine :0)
Hope you enjoyed your weekend….
Are you in the love peanut butter camp or hate peanut butter camp? I’m firmly in the former….unlike my bf who always looks horrified when I get the jar out of the cupboard.Nuts hey!
I have fond childhood memories of going round to my friends Emmy and Arwen’s house to play…….and enjoy their mums plentiful supplies of newly baked peanut butter cookies.Scrumptious they were too.:)
So I thought I would have a go at making Nigella’s Peanut butter cookies and I’m hoping the other half might just change his mind about peanut butter.
The recipe worked out fine though I think i did leave them in the oven a tad longer than the 10-12 mins Nigella suggests. All in all they are quick,easy to make and a real sweet treat.
Hmmm now what do you think about peanut butter on toast……..with marmite?? 😉
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