Friday, 31 December 2010

A Year at the Patch 2010.............

Another year nearly gone and a new one begins, to say goodbye here is a snap shot of 2010 here in the patch......... wishing you all good health and happiness for 2011.

******* HAPPY NEW YEAR *******

Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Christmas........

As you can see we still have lots of snow here, these photographs were taken earlier today.
The good news no more forecast for the next few days, but more due later next week.

It looks so pretty doesn't it, I can relax for a few days with no early starts to work.

I have found the most wonderful recipe and I am calling them posh "Matchmakers", I made some and took them to work last week, they went down a storm, here are the steps and a link to the recipe
The kitchen will be filled with a wonderful smell and they make lovely gifts.
Give them a go, you will be so impressed.

Wishing you all a Happy and Peaceful Christmas.

Monday, 13 December 2010

A Fine Day Out ..........

As Saturday morning dawned DH and I left the house at 6.30am for a trip to York christmas shopping.  The journey usually takes a couple of  hours and with it being Christmas we thought the park and  ride might be busy, so we decided to leave that little bit earlier, "the early bird catching the worm" and all that....  the dawn broke en route

The roads were quiet, and we arrived well ahead of schedule, the streets were deserted and some of the shops were just opening their doors.
                                                            York Minster at 8.45am
The streets did not stay quiet for you can imagine.
This lovely little gift shop was  full of felted Robbins first thing in the morning, I went back at the end of the day to buy one and they had sold out!!!!!!!!

Some of my favorite shops are in York, Kath Kidtson, The White Stuff, Little Bettys below with lovely         cakes and treats, and the White Company.    

 A brand new Jo Malone store had just opened the day before,  I treat myself to a bottle of perfume and the lady who served  me gave me a free sample too. Wow, I was in heaven, it couldn't get much better.  Late afternoon we needed to rest our weary legs ,a welcome cup of tea and cakes in the church, with a great Gospel choir singing carols.  Dragging ourselves into the crowded streets we did a  little more browsing and a took a look at the ice sculptures, they were fab. 

An early tea and home by 9pm, I was happy but exhausted.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Picture Postcard......

I took this photo about a week ago, this is our village green it looked so pretty and picture postcard.

But on a practical note this weather is a nightmare to most people.  Luckily I managed to get to work  most of the week, but on returning home after a late shift last Friday night I got stuck on our estate road, the snow on the road was still deep and it had turned to icy slush.  Apparently I was not going fast enough to get through it and the car just stopped and stalled.  Trying to move was impossible, the wheels just went into a spin.  It took about six people to push me into the drive, exhausting.....   Is there any sign we are over the worst, I don't believe the weather forecasters anymore.  I didn't get to Harrogate either, but looking forward to a day in York soon, weather permitting !!!