Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Where I stand ~ Autumn

I really don't think of myself as brave when I go out adventuring , I will adventure anywhere but I do love particularly being outdoors where there is a distinct lack of people so my mind can relax.I recently took a walk down a ancient monastery route alas the monastery is no longer there but a skeleton of a priest was found some years ago in a farm house. I am most fortunate to live near many villages and I do love walking I could do with a nice pair of waking boots with ankle support and some of those walking poles. Is there a walking equipment fairy I do hope so as I really would like these items and a nice new shiny camera ones that's portable as I like to constantly take pictures with my minds eye I have  particular eye and see many a thing other people don't see or choose not to see * who knows.

The area round here is farms and rolling fields and we fall within the art of the National Forest which is the largest tree replantation in England and covers a woodland across 3 counties.

That little wander can lead you to stunning scenery and the wonders of Autumnal colours.

And the scenary I came upon in the National Forest I thought I just might come across Frodo Baggins and Gandalf. It really is that magical here and the thing is with scenary each day is different and it is really something I embrace and going back to the same place again is never dull.

You don’t need a lot to get walking you really just need a sense of adventure and to dress accordingly hence why I’d like a new pair of walking boots.

Betwixt the ground and the sky that's where you find me seeking out life and adventure ~ here is hoping you find adventure too.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Win A Pressure King Pro 12 in 1 Digital Pressure Cooker

Would you like to win an pressure cooker from Pressure King Pro I can see you nodding , I have an electronic pressure cooker which I brought myself but I was so impressed with it I asked the really really nice people at Pressure King Pro if I could run a little competition SO one of you lovely lot could win it. Since I got my electronic pressure cooker I have made Chicken Risotto, Poached Pear and Chicken curry ( I forgot to take a picture of the poached pears * Instagram automatic fail !)

  • 12-in-1 Digital Pressure Cooker creates delicious, hearty, home-cooked meals up to 90% faster than traditional cooking methods for slow-cooked taste in fast food time. Super-heated pressurised steam locks in more vitamins and minerals than many traditional cooking methods.

  • Not just a pressure cooker, the Pressure King Pro can be used for Sautéing/Browning, and as a Slow Cooker, Steamer and Warmer. Also features 24-hour delay timer - simply set it in the morning.

  • Large 5-litre capacity (900 watts) so you can cook enough for the whole family! Sleek and compact design fits easily on your countertop.
  • The Pressure King Pro is the simple solution to making delicious, homemade meals faster and easier than ever before! With its steam infusion technology, you get that slow-cooked tenderness and taste in fast food time.

And because I have a son at university it means the extra I make I can freeze for another time for myself and my husband to eat.Having a pressure cooker is definitely good for the household budget which is just as well with having to help the teen out with university, university costs are just ricidulous but that a whole blog post in itself.

SO just comment below what you'd like to cook in the Pressure King Pro 12 in 1 Digital Pressure cooker, If you want some ideas just look at these recipes which are on their website. You could win one of this in black so getting entering and please be sure to tell all your friends !

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Nuclear war ? No Problem We Are British And We Have Tea

I drink tea , I love tea and when I am not drinking tea I am thinking about tea and I even it times of adversity people have always though of tea . Threat of nuclear way well jolly make sure we have tea and a source of hot water it won't matter that you can't go outside for a million years just as long as us British have the tea we will be ok .

I love cats as well and I've written about cats and tea too , in fact I writing this now drinking tea . I’ve a habit of saying where and I want to go and I’ve a habit of if I want something I’ll get it 

“ Sod it if I want a cream tea I’ll jolly well have it “

Tea I love tea.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

My Cat is Such A Show Off

I don’t know if it was the free lunch I was eating from the Coop or if it was the show tunes I had playing through the laptop. The free lunch has a great message behind it as every time you choose Co-op water they donate 3 p to the One Foundation for every litre sold.

But I think my cat Jack was channelling his inner Rose from Titantic ( ps he’s not named after Jack in Titanic but is named after Jack Black the comedian). Jack was getting all 

“ Paint me like one of your French women “

I also think my cat is middle class because it eats Waitrose cat food , I have no idea how I entered up with a middle-class cat but I have as it won't touch Aldi cat food as my friend puts it "Aldi cat foods smells like dead Zombies ".It was at this point I said "My cat eats Waitrose #Middleclasscat " So there you have it I have a cat that has no conception of the Brexit process and increasing food prices while he indulges in his Bourgeoisie ways.

Monday, 9 October 2017

High Tea At Little Morton Hall

If you're wondering what life is like when your child has flown the nest to university and you're rattling round the house then I have a few answers for you one is going slipper shopping and believe me that is complicated in itself. I don't think slipper shopping could be complicated but it is there is slippers with memory foam slippers without memory food and so the choice goes on.

Footloose and fancy free and with the teenager at university I decided me and Mr T should get out though it seems if I want the DIY doing then I can keep running out on little jaunts boooo. I do love myself having a go at DIY though Mr T does worry he will have to redo himself but trust me I am getting better. Trouble is with DiY once you spot one thing then you notice another and the one usually noticing is me and I promise I am not causing the DIY issues .. well mostly not.

Little Morton Hall is a beautiful National Trust property not far from Derby it is in Cheshire and it really is the place of dreams with a beautiful moat running round it and it is the archetypical chocolate box black and white timber framed building. little Morton hall does have some scaffolding around it at the moment but that shouldn't  round for look and the elegant lady of a building does have to look her best . I promise you I don't have scaffolding and I even let my husband take my picture at Little Morton Hall without tilting my head not quite sure why I tilt my head in pictures but I do and I am trying to be more confident.

At Little Morton Hall there is a exhibition on what the Tudors thought of sleep there is even a dream library in the grounds where you can describe and file your dreams how magical is that !

Tudor sleep remedies

 You can explore the hall on your own or take one of the free tours that the National Trust run. Little Morton Hall is really stuck in time and the misfortunes of the Mortons is the fortunes of the National trust now and this has kept the hall as if it was still in the Tudor times.

Tudor bed and Tudor sleeping

Little Morton Hall National Trust

I do like a photo through a window it has such a unique enchanting quality to it .

Tudor Decoration Little Morton Hall

Autumn at Little Morton Hall

Tudor Knot Garden Little Morton Hall

You can always have a little tea at National Trust properties and in particular I think the High tea you can have at Little Morton Hall is exquisite value at £9.50 and for that you get sandwiches ,accompanying relish, some salad, shortbread and a choice of cake and of course tea. The size of the cake is huge and trust me you'll not need anything else to eat after you've had this.



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