Hawthorns Photo Scavenger Hunt ~ May.

Hi it’s the end of another month ( 2019 is going crazy fast! ) , So I thought I would join in with Kate’s/Hawthorns Scavenger hunt. Her words for May are Seat, View, Starts with a P, Transport, Lunch & My own choice.

Seat. I am recently back from a few days in the seaside village of Ravenglass. Wil & I are lucky enough to have friends whose family have a holiday cottage right on the sea front. And we can rent it for mates rates. So happy days. 😎 Anyway there is a balcony where we spent most late afternoons admiring the sea views and pretending we were in the South of France. You could be fooled ~ apart from my knees are wrapped in a blanket. 🙂

View. The view from said balcony is fantastic, looking out over the estuary. The sunsets in Ravenglass are also to die for.

Starts With P. P is for Sea Pinks. These pretty in pink flowers cover the cliffs of St Bees head , a little further up the coast. Sea Pinks are also called Thrift. Pinks apparently do well in rock gardens and have appeared on the British threepence coin from 1937 to 1952.

Transport. The best way to get around in Ravenglass ? Well I can recommend the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway , a narrow gauge railway set in 7 miles of stunning scenery. My kind of transport.

Lunch. Here’s a recipe I found which was a hit with my other half. It could be lunch or tea.

200g Chick Peas, 200g Chorizo diced, 200g yellow cherry tomatoes halved, 2 tomatoes chopped, 1 red pepper cut in strips, 2 cloves garlic crushed, handful of frozen onions ( I use these because chopping onions always makes me cry) & a little olive oil.

Fry onion & garlic in a little olive oil for 5 minutes.

Add chunks of chorizo & fry for a couple of minutes on a high heat, before adding the pepper strips and lowering the heat again. Cook for 5 minutes then add the chick peas & tomatoes. Stir thoroughly and simmer for 15 minutes with the lid on the pan.

Serve with crusty bread.

Bon appetit

My Own Choice. Our very own handsome Hugo conquered his third Wainwright last week, Crag Fell looks over Ennerdale Water. I did too….about 20 minutes later!

Head over to Kate’s blog to see more Scavenger hunters.

27 thoughts on “Hawthorns Photo Scavenger Hunt ~ May.”

  1. I love it when one jolly out covers all the photo topics 🙂 and you have cracked it here with a lovely set from Ravenglass. We went a few years ago and had a lovely holiday when the boys were quite little – we should do it again 🙂

  2. What a lovely set of photos from your recent holiday – those views from the seat on the balcony are wonderful, what a great place to stay:)

  3. I wasn’t terribly impressed with Ravenglass when I went a few years ago but your view from the balcony looks gorgeous and yes, you could have been abroad somewhere. I like the sunset too, and of course the pic of Hugo 🙂

    1. There isn’t much in Ravenglass except beach , steam train and three pubs, but we can’t help but like it. The sunsets are impressive. 🙂

  4. I too must go back to Ravenglass; must be 20+ years since we were there. The view is wonderful; I feel calmer looking at it and pretending I’m sitting there (with probably 2 blankets on my knees!). The transport photo is my favourite; I grew up with steam trains and like them so much.

    1. I definitely needed a blanket though my other half was hardcore and sat there in shorts & t shirt. Steam trains are alot of fun.

  5. Great selection Shazza. Love the little courtyard garden, the steam train (straight from my childhood) & of course your gorgeous Hugo. Well done to him for his Wainwright walks. Take care.

  6. What a great selection, they all made me smile especially Hugo at the top of his third Wainwright (and you puffing up 20 minutes later – that would be me too!) You’re right, how can we be nearly halfway through 2019 already? And I also wondered, as I zipped everything up to the neck yesterday morning, how can this be June?

    1. Haha, yeh it’s a bit chilly isn’t it! A bit damp too. Just got back from camping ,fun but not very summery.
      I really dislike climbing hills but have put Do ten more Wainwrights in the next 5 years. That’s 9 now. Should be doable.

  7. Lovely set of photos, Ravenglass is beautiful and it’s over 50 years since I last visited!
    I loved your reply “There isn’t much in Ravenglass except beach , steam train and three pubs, but we can’t help but like it.” Really what more could you want!
    Hugo is looking very proud of himself having climbed a Wainwright.

  8. What a lovely place to stay with beautiful views, lucky you!
    Thanks for the recipe, I might have to try that one.
    Hugo is very handsome, so adorable!

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