You wouldn’t expect to discover a little piece of Russia in the Yorkshire Dales.Thats what we found in the pretty town of Skipton yesterday.The lovely Russian Tearooms are situated on the High street near the historic castle. Being that the October Yorkshire weather was sunny but chilly( not exactly baltic but close!) we decided to drop by for some hearty russian grub 🙂
Inside you wander into a wonderland of russian dolls,pretty porcelein,furry russian hats and bottles and bottles of vodka! The tearooms part are upstairs.
The staff are so friendly and they are all dressed in authentic russian costume 🙂
There is an extensive tea menu for all you tea lovers out there.But we decided on a black coffee and a Siberian Winter Hot Chocolate.I had the chocolate of course…
The bf decided to try this winter warming beef and potato stew called Zarkoye served with bread.He said it was yum.
And I went for a bowl of Borsch which is a beetroot and beef soup which came with soured cream and pampushki( garlic dough balls).Heavenly!
We never tried the cakes but there were plenty on the menu to tempt all sweet tooths.
Then after we paid we went back downstairs to browse round the treasure trove of a shop.
If your ever in Skipton and fancy something a little different go and take a look.
Taking our dog around the park today I was struck by the gorgeous colours and thought I had better snap away before Winter arrives with an icey blast.
Here is Clitheroe Castle.It is getting quite famous in my blogs! The Castle is an ancient keep and one of the smallest in Britain.:)
I have played around with the Instagram ap on my phone which is a great way of brightening up your photos.Colourful leaves carpet the ground everywhere.
I tried to get a good pic of Jake but he had a real speed on as he crunched through the fallen leaves.
I especially loved the golden hue of this tree.
I hope you enjoyed my Pictures in the Park.:)
Baby showers are a fab exscuse for a girly get together and a great way of spending time with and making a fuss of the proud mother to be :)My only experience of Baby showers was watching episodes of Sex & The City and Friends featuring them.So I was intrigued and delighted to be invited to Robins which a few of her best friends had aranged for her.
They have been popular in America for years now so its good that such a lovely tradition is now taking off in the UK.
If your ever invited to a friends shower it is customary to bring a gift for the expectant mum.A couple of girls made this fab Nappy Cake! And cupcakes always go down a treat.:). I made a cute candle simular to this fragranced with baby powder.Your quite welcome to Check out my fb
page Mrs Tibbs Teacups n Candles if you like this idea.X
Robins shower was held in a room in The Emporium Wine bar in Clitheroe which was the perfect venue and looked lovely decorated with balloons and bunting.Hiring a venue or holding the shower in a house ( not the mum to be’s though, she should be able to relax in the knowledge she doesn’ t have to clean up after its finished!) are both great ideas.
A fun idea at the baby shower was that we all wore name tags featuring words to do with babies and pregnancy.We had to call each other by the names on the tags or do a forfeit.It was very easy to slip up! Here is Robin aka Mother Goose with the only boy allowed young Evan aka Big Brother.Cute! Other nametags included Epidural,Dribble and Breast Pads.Tee Hee
Other games we played included : Guess how many jelly babies in the baby bottle and Guess the measurement of Robins baby bump.
We also wrote messages to Robin and the baby in a pretty personalised book and made birthday cards for him/her to open each year.
Mostly it was just a lovely time to catch up with the girls and enjoy spending time with Robin before the baby comes.A fab time was had by all.:))
Update Robin had a beautiful baby girl called Juliet five days later!
Well its National Chocolate Week here in the UK so Im doing my bit by trying out this fabulously simple yet decidently divine recipe ‘ Ginger Chocolate Pots’ , which I found on the brilliant blog http://www.domesticsluttery.com
100g Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate & Ginger bar.
175ml double cream
pinch of salt
1).Melt your chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water ( or in the microwave ).
2).Once the chocolate is melted remove from the heat, add a pinch of salt and slowly stir in the double cream until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
3).Pour the mixture into 4 expresso cups ( Ok i used my teacups :- ) you might need to double up on the recipe for 4 teacups).
4).To serve, remove from the fridge and garnish with crystalised ginger.