Wednesday, 14 September 2011

I'm still here.

Hi,

I am still here, but life is still treating us cruely and I've had nothing interesting to say.

I have continued to cook dinners from scratch and bake cakes, but not much else towards my challenge.

I really hope to be back on track soon.

I am off carbooting on Saturday for the third time. Fingers crossed I will sell more of my junk!

Thank you for reading,

Mandy xxx

Thursday, 1 September 2011

The summer holidays are nearly over :-(

Hi,

These holiday weeks have been difficult and traumatic for me and my family. My daughter has thankfully seen sense and moved back in, but we face more sad times ahead. We are trying to deal with a horrendous situation (hence my lack of blogging) and I just haven't felt like posting. I've had nothing to say that anyone would want to read really.

My favourite blogs have provided me with an escape and I have carried on reading them.

Well, I am back to work on Monday, so here are a few photos of what I've been up to...

I went out for a farewell meal with my friends (a colleague has moved on to pastures new), and ate a homemade kentucky fried chicken style main course...


A scrummy cheesecake for pudding.


We visited the National Herb Centre...


We went on a well deserved and much needed holiday to North Yorkshire ...

We stayed in this caravan for a wonderful week.

The inside was really lovely considering how little it cost...


Steve relaxing after a long drive

The dining area

The kitchen

Our bedroom

Alice's room

The bathroom

Jake making himself at home!

On Saturday we settled in and went for a walk to explore...




On Sunday we went to Ripon Country Show...








On Monday we visited Brinham Rocks...






On Tuesday we visited Aysgarth Falls...





On Wednesday we visited Eden Camp (a World War II museum) ...





On Thursday we went for a really long walk ...










On Friday we went to Reeth and for a long drive across the dales...





On Saturday we travelled home again :-(
We love Yorkshire!!!

I hope I will have something exciting to write about soon,
until then...

Mandy xxx