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Most of the photos you see here are taken with either my old camera - Kodak EasyShare C713 or my new Hitachi HDC-1086E

Monday, 28 July 2008

Where I Grew Up

I was leaving my mum's the other evening and took the back road out of her village. Less than a mile away, I looked back and admired the scenery, so I thought I'd share it with you.

Friday, 25 July 2008

Serenity ~ Take 2

A month ago I posted a photo of the river near me. I said was going to take a photo at the same time each month and here we are:

I can see a difference, can you?

Monday, 21 July 2008


Sunday night's dinner and I achieved a first ~ woohoo!!!!! I made my first ever lasagne. I didn't make white sauce as I wanted it to be as healthy as possible. Here's the proof of my labour:
2 tins of chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, mixed herbs and seasoning and simmered to a rich consistency

Onions, carrots, courgettes, broccoli, button mushrooms, dried mixed mushrooms, veggie mince, herbs, seasoning and the mixed mushroom stock

Layered in an oven proof dish with lasagne sheets ~ 3 layers of each and topped with grated goat's cheese and parmesan

The end result ~ served with a crisp salad

Are you hungry yet? I made so much that there's enough for another day!!!

Saturday, 19 July 2008

The Camera Never Lies

As readers of my ramblings will know, I stayed at my friend Tee's this last Thursday and Friday and had a glass or 2 of wine. Here's the evidence!! LOL It was yummy though!!

Friday, 4 July 2008

Let Us Eat Lettuce

David's been growing salad from seeds and on Wednesday we ate our first lettuce. I was so pleased and thought I'd share it with you. It actually grew to a 2 header, so we had loads and it was rather yummy.

We're waiting for more to be ready plus cucumbers, tomatoes and spring onions. These have all been grown in either grow-bags or plant pots. Nothing as fancy as a vegetable plot as we don't have the room. Who needs one anyway if you can get results like this? We also have strawberries growing, but I'm not expecting much from them until next year.