Family · House and Home

Fried Buttermilk Chicken with Smoked Chilli Paste

Dave recently bought some Gran Luchito smoked chilli paste, and found a great selection of recipes online for how to use it. I got really lucky because on Friday night he made this fried buttermilk chicken with salad, roast peppers and sweet potato chips. The ingredients and instructions are below. He didn’t make the dip… Continue reading Fried Buttermilk Chicken with Smoked Chilli Paste

Creativity · Family

Canon EOS 500D DSLR – First try on a local walk

Our camera tech has been a long way out of date. I really tend to just use my iPhone with a mixture of Instagram, and our rather ancient Sony Cybershot. I have wanted a DSLR camera for months because I keep thinking it would be fun to learn the basics of photography. So, my dad… Continue reading Canon EOS 500D DSLR – First try on a local walk

Creativity · Family · House and Home · Travel and day trips

Chasing double rainbows and a trip to Bents

I’ve had a lovely couple of days. I had a rare weekday off on Friday, and went out for lunch  with my mum. Then later that day Dave’s mam and dad came to stay, they will be with us until next Tuesday. It was raining cats and dogs all afternoon but about half six in… Continue reading Chasing double rainbows and a trip to Bents

Family · Travel and day trips

Day trip to Burscough – Carboot Sale and lunch at Hop and Vine

Today we have been off on a day trip to Burscough in Lancashire, we started off with a late arrival to the car boot sale at Pippin Street. We didn’t get up too early, so Dave, Georgie and me only picked my dad up at nearly half nine, um late as usual as we had… Continue reading Day trip to Burscough – Carboot Sale and lunch at Hop and Vine

Family · Travel and day trips

Luton – Stockwood Park – May Bank Holiday Trip

Uncle Ian said the best place to go on our last day was Stockwood Discovery Centre. Ian says a friend of his likes to go and run all the way round the edge of the park, and it is 3.5 miles all the way round. This park is absolutely amazing! I love horses and there… Continue reading Luton – Stockwood Park – May Bank Holiday Trip

Family · Travel and day trips

Luton Carnival – May Bank Holiday Weekend Trip

It was great timing to come to Luton this weekend because the annual carnival was on around Wardown Park from lunchtime. The carnival takes place every year and this year it was the 40th anniversary. The carnival was vibrant and showed the best of the local community spirit. There were so many different costumes, it is… Continue reading Luton Carnival – May Bank Holiday Weekend Trip

Family · Travel and day trips

Luton – Bank Holiday Weekend Trip

This weekend we went to Luton to see Dave’s Uncle Ian for his 70th birthday. Ian has been living in Luton since just before he turned 20, after growing up in Northumberland where Dave’s family still live. Although he often comes to stay with us, we have never taken Georgie down to see him. We booked… Continue reading Luton – Bank Holiday Weekend Trip