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Camp Sutton

July 29, 2009


We had a lovely Weekend in the Peak District with family Sutton. Although there was the inevitable rain we also lucked out with some brief sunny spells for a walk and Barbecue. The barbecue goodies were all sourced from Uncle Jerry’s, otherwise known as Jerry Howarth’s Butchers in Belper and hastily prepared and marinated on a wobbly camping […]

While we are gone

July 24, 2009


Finally sewed up the tent and the car is all packed. We are going to be technology free now for a couple of days camping in the Peak District. I couldn’t bear to leave a picture of funny looking potatoes on the blog while we are away so here is a pretty flower instead, photographed […]

Blighty Potatoes

July 23, 2009


Our whole, quite large, potato crop seems to have been struck down with the blight.  I am not quite sure why but talking about it makes me want to talk like a pirate, which is a bit odd. A week or two ago we noticed that the leaves were starting to look a bit ropey, […]


July 20, 2009


Taking pictures of food in our house is quite difficult. As soon as it is ready everyone wants to eat! I’m torn every time as to whether I should lose precious moments to put the fork down and pick the camera up. This is our ever popular staple ‘Monday night not been shopping yet’ meal. It’s so much more […]

The smallest room

July 19, 2009


I finished this bathroom on the ground floor of our house last year, but never got round to blogging it, so here it is. The works were extensive including excavating and pouring a new concrete slab for the floor, all new plumbing and electrics and fully replastering; all done by my own fair hand. I […]

All over now

July 14, 2009


Ambergate Carnival 2009 is now complete. Although I have reached saturation point on all things Carnival I thought I should write a short post to commemorate it. I was busy in the parade and arena all day so was not able to take any photographs myself so I have included some of John Armstrong-Prior’s photos. There are […]

We Made a Blues Night!

July 11, 2009


Just a very quick post as we are mid carnival and are just about to set off to get ready for the parade. Last night we were honoured with the presence of the fantastic ZZ Birmingham for our opening night of Carnival celebrations. The evening started off in perfect sunshine and ended up with great […]


July 9, 2009


There are a few places around here that make a delicious homity pie, Denby pottery café sells one, as does our favourite Bloomers Bakewell pudding shop in Bakewell. We have been known to detour to there just so we can eat warm homity pie whilst sitting by the river Wye watching the trout darting about. This […]

Sunday Funday

July 6, 2009


Ambergate Carnival Fun Family Sports Day and Pet Show was a good afternoon. The sun stayed with us throughout, and I hope that everyone had a nice, if slightly chaotic, afternoon.