Garstang Show …. I’m hooked

 Being only 10 minute walk from the flat, we went to the Garstang Show (my first time). There all day, starting with the dog assault course (I could train a dog to do that !), shire horses (again !), and show-jumping (very high standard). There was also sheep shearing (jokes were a bit risqué) and the fancy dress (we didn’t agree with the winners), and plenty of craft and food stalls, including Hannah’s and Joe/Kel’s. 

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MALKIN PIE

Apparently its famous
layer 1 = lamb, thyme, spices and pulses
layer 2 = leeks, carrots, swede, celery
layer 3 = beef steak & onions
layer 4 = dry cured bacon
topping = suet crust with chives
All I can say ….. it was delicious …..
one pie feeds 6…… oops008

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Revenge For The Gnome

Funny what a man can do with a tartan rug, his wife’s brooch and some coal dust on his eyebrows (oh yes !). Raymond plays “Alex Salmond” for the night as a revenge act for “wullie the gnome”. He wrote a song “of Alex & Nicola” and sang it while playing the drum. The man is crazy (and 81 !).scottish ray

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12 hours of torrential rain and gales but Norfolk still doesn’t disappoint. Just been out for a walk …IMG_3038

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Great Eccelston Show – Great Day

Terrific variety of things to do. Weather was great. Loved the horses.

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funny what can invade your garden

I am about to sneak into Anne’s uncle Raymond’s garden and leave a small birthday present. Here is my before and after of my artistic creation….

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Kites Kites Kites !

 What an incredible day. Hascombe St.Peters church ~ impossible to describe but amazing decoration. Lady doing the flowers was very nice to us and explained the history. Then to its sister church, St. Marys’ at Dunsfold which has Britain’s oldest pew. Our finale was West Wycombe Park which as well as being an excellent house to visit is set in a huge estate that is the centre of England’s red kites. All those I see on the M40 ….. they were all here, floating over head. Probably 40+. Great finish to the week

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