Sunday, 23 May 2010

New Van

Sorry it's taken so long for this post, but since getting back from Venice it's been a bit of a crazy week all in all.  My brother in law and I had a great but busy weekend sorting our our 3 caravans, Friday the weather was fantastic as you will see from the pictures below, however, Saturday it was atrocious, it rained solidly all day, didn't matter too much as we needed to go shopping and I wanted to sort out the inside of my caravan, my brother in law after finishing all his chores decided to pay a little visit to the sauna, a favourite passtime of his.

Last year while on holiday we deicided to upgrade our caravan, we used to have a 4.5m van which was lovely but after 10 years seemed a bit small, anyway, we were out there last year and was shown this caravan, 6.2m long 2.4m wide, much bigger than our old one so with a bit of tooing and froing we decided to buy it, here she is.

Below is a picture of the inside of the awning, (this is the tidy end the other end is full of the table, bikes etc that are outside when we are there), I do have some nice curtains for the front of the unit which hide all the clutter but they were playing hide and seek, I couldn't find them, I'm sure they will turn up at some point, probably when I'm putting everything away at the end of the holiday!

Here are a couple of pictures of the inside.

This is our pitch, Angel is next door to the left.  Kelly is a little further up.

I can't wait to get back out there.  Hope Ryanair reduce their prices half term week so I can book a sneeky couple of days away with Master M..........................Hmmm

Have a great week everyone.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Up Up and Away.................again

This time I'm off to Cavallino, Venice with my brother in law.  We are flying out tomorrow evening for the weekend to the campsite where we go for our holidays to get our caravans set up for the summer.  Will post some photos next week.

Hope you all have a fab weekend, I'm sure my sister (Angel) will as she is looking after Master M so that Mr RP can go to work.

Until then.....

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

A Very Good Read..........

I'm sure many of you like reading, I know we all do.  A particular favourite of ours is the author Wanda Brunstetter, her books are novels about the Amish people and their way of life, very interesting, inspirational and uplifting, if you've never tried any why not have a go, my dear postman delivered these to me yesterday.

I can't wait to start reading them, these are the 2nd and 3rd books in the Indiana Cousins series, Angel and I read the 1st one on holiday last year, they are available from Amazon.

Take care for now


Thursday, 6 May 2010

Rockin' All The Way................

Most of you probably don't know but I'm a bit of a rock chick and as you do all know I am completely obsessed with anything to do with The Twilight Saga, well my latest thing is the Twilight Soundtrack, it has some cracking tracks, my particular favourites are Spotlight by Mute Math (never heard of them before), Supermassive Black Hole by Muse (have heard of them before), Tremble for my Beloved by Collective Soul (never heard of them either). These particular tracks are all a bit on the Rock side which suits both my sister Angel and I really well (Angel likes a bit of rock too), I will be looking further into Mute Math, Muse and Collective Soul for sure.

I have to say as soundtracks go this is one of the best I've heard, well worth a listen.

Why don't you try it, on Amazon you can have a listen.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Having made a Lemon Drizzle Cake for my Sister in Law to take home for my Father in Law, Master M decided that I should make one for him,which I did.  It didn't last very long so today I have made him another, it is such an easy cake to make.

Here is the recipe if any of you fancy trying it.....

Cake ingredients:

4oz softened butter (make sure it's really soft)

6oz self raising flour

1tsp baking powder

6oz golden caster sugar

2 large eggs

6 tbsp milk

finely grated rind of a large unwaxed lemon


juice of a large lemon

4oz golden caster sugar

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C/gas mark 4

2. Cake can be made in an oblong tin which measures 9" x 8", lined with baking parchment. could also be made in a round tin, 7 or 8" is fine.

3. Tip all cake ingredients into large mixing bowl and beat for 2-3 minutes; mixture will drop easily off spoon.

4. Spoon mixture into tin and smooth with back of spoon. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden and firm to the touch.

5. Beat together icing ingredients and pour over the cake while it is still HOT.

6. Cool in tin and cut into squares or slices.

Master M also likes it warm. Hope you enjoy it too.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Gone Home...............

We had a lovely few days with my Sister in Law, she finally managed to get over for 4 days.  It's very difficult for her as she has to make lots of arrangements for the family, she looks after my Father in Law who is 87 and not in the best of health, she also looks after her and my husbands 49 year old Downs sister, so you can understand that she doesn't have the easiest life.   Luckily her daugher who is 23 said that she would take over the day to day care so that her mother could spend a few days without worrying about everyone else.  So on Sunday 25th April she arrived nice and early in the morning, she spent time just her and her brother catching up on all the latest family gossip, Master M and I were at a rugby festival.

One of the days we took a little trip to Lakeside (with Angel) as she loves to look around the shops, everything is so very different here than in Italy, (I'm the same when I go there), of course we had to stop off for a little something to prepare.......

She is rather partial to our cakes.....
Then we came upon this,.......funny thing was even though she stood for this photo, she actually had no idea who it was !

All too soon her time was up and she had to fly back home, she did manage to take a suitcase full of English goddies, Custard Creams and Salad Cream are particular favourites, I made a Lemon Drizzle Cake for her to take for my Father in Law, he was thrilled.  Hopefully we can arrange for her to come again one day.