Tuesday, October 29

1st Party and Pals

Bing is 1 year old.


We had a party for him. Together with Elsie and Freida his friends came too.
Little Lola....

Ted, Gem and Reggie and Tug.
he had a wonderful time, all dogs got along fine and had a great time in the garden.
Bing got some lovely presents and cards, trifle, a birthday cake and lots of biscuits.
Hasn't the year flown by?

Friday, October 25

Bing's Artisitc Contribution.

Last Sunday I had an exhibition at a Wedding Fayre.It was at Grinkle Park Hotel, where we celebrated our silver wedding.

Obviously Bing took note of the theme as I felt his latest little episode with a toilet roll had a definite bridal theme and would make an ideal table centre-piece for any discerning bride!

Wednesday, October 23

O is for Organising.

I have been busy...organising.
300 cupcakes all sorted.
Tea Extravaganza planned.

The Great British Bake Off series may have finished
 but fear not intrepid cake makers Loftus Take Off Challenge awaits!
On Saturday November 23rd Loftus is holding it's very own cake part of the Mrs Nesbitt's Tea Extravaganza, raising funds for Cancer Research.
To enter the competition contestants are asked to bake an 8inch (approximate) Victoria Sandwich cake with a jam and buttercream filling.
Entrance fee is £5 per cake....all proceeds going to Cancer Research.
Judges will be  Mary Berry of Loftus, WI's very own Cynthia White and Paul Hollywood will be represented by Rev. Adam Gaunt who has eaten many an outstanding cake in his time.
Prizes will be awarded and each contestant will receive a certificate to recognise their participation in the Great Loftus Take Off.
The nature of the game is fun so reach for your tins and "Let's Bake"
To enter please phone Mrs Nesbitt.

My late contribution for ABC Wednesday - for more fun follow the link on my sidebar.

Thursday, October 17

N is for Nesbitt......Mrs Nesbitt. knows of an raise money for cancer research. One looks around at friends battling this looks at family passed away because of this demon.........and one decides to do something! 300 cupcakes? Yes I can sort that out!

Watch this space and learn more here .

Saturday, October 12

Kitchen Stuff

A couple of weeks ago I was at a coffee morning for Macmillan Nurse Fund Raising at a neighbours. It took place in her new kitchen. Like ours the units were white but the entire kitchen felt so much more homely than ours. Artwork hung on the walls and various trinkets and accessories brought the place to life.

So I have decided to inject some "soul" into our kitchen.
We went up to Ikea and bought a kitchen island and I love it. It's a great transitional piece of kit as when the Rayburn is not on ie warm days/summer we use the electric oven so it's good to be able to put pans and dishes onto the surface - on a stand ofcourse, rather than walk over to the granite worktops - ideally placed next to the Rayburn.

The duck-egg blue of the Rayburn is very in vogue at the moment so I have been buying bits and bobs from charity shops and sales.

In sharp contrast I bought this large canvas print for £4 - bargain.

Watch this space!

Tuesday, October 8


For a change from the daily beach expedition a couple of friends and I went for a good old "blow the cobwebs away" walk to Runswick Bay.

I parked in Runswick Bay and we went across the old railway track. The views were quite magnificent.

Bing was in his element.

Once we had passed the old station he enjoyed running around the old tracks.


He had a new companion for the day, Lola.

As we walked along the track we could see the bay.

Further on, the coastal view of the surrounding moorland.

Frances grew up in the area and knows all the walks - we will be going on more of these walks in the future.

I picked some elderberries for the gals. Eva, Olwyn and Mabel are moulting at the moment so have stopped laying eggs.
 Bev however still gives us our daily blue egg.
It is evident from the amount of feathers in the henhouse that the others are moulting.
Not one black feather!
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Sunday, October 6

Withernsea and Beyond


Weather was lovely yesterday so we headed up the coast to Withernsea.


Wasn't sure what we were expecting but it did remind us of Bridlington.
After a walk along the High Street we headed off for something more remote.
 This was more like it!

The beauty that is Spurn Point can be seen from above here.

Tuesday, October 1

L is for landscapes on our doorstep.

The opportunities for fantastic walks are endless - a great start to any day!


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