Friday, 20 May 2011



What was that did you say walk?

Yep I'm up for that

Wait coming !

Our lovely Millie is sadly not this sprightly any more as she 14 or maybe even 15 years old [ she is a rescue dog ] , deaf a little senile and very wobbly on her paws but she keeps going love you Millie xoxoxo

Saturday, 14 May 2011

We have a stall at the Fusiliers Museum in Bury on the 28th May should be a fab weekend lots of 40's fun all over Bury / Ramsbottom and stops along the East lancs Railway come along should be lots of fun, music , food and most people really get into the 40's theme dressing up and tea dances


Thinking of what to have for dinner wish this bread shop was local

[ sorry I do not know origins of this picture had it filed for awhile ]

Tuesday, 10 May 2011



This jolly little collection all living happily on the mantelpiece



Tonight's dinner is my usual curry favourite but this week with a little mint leaves thrown in

I finely chopped onion
Teaspoon of gram Marsala
Teaspoon of ground cumin
Teaspoon of ground ginger
teaspoon of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of hot chilli powder
4/5 cloves of garlic minced [ you can add less if you wish we like it Strong ]
sprinkling of parsley
handful of fresh mint roughly chopped at last minute
Bowl of cooked potatoes
Bowl of cooked cauliflower or any veg you have in the fridge
Can of chick peas [ or any other bean or pulse ]
Can of coconut milk
cup of soya milk
pint of veg stock/ bullion

Cook off spices in a good glug of vegatable oil and a tablespoon of sunflower/soya spread until nicely cooked
Add the onion and cook for a minute or so
Add the chick peas and veg and garlic cook for a minute
Add milk stock and coconut milk and simmer for 15 minutes
add fresh mint leaves just before cooking
serve with basmati rice

Wednesday, 4 May 2011



Well that's the bank holiday's over with for a while, Britain is so lovely in the sun what's not to love sunshine, endless days off and a wedding the world was invited to and what a wedding wonderful.
Did you go to a street party? we had a stall at a street party in Manchester's Northern Quarter [ the arty /hip part of Manchester ] it was a fantastic day with craft stalls, vintage stalls, music, food and dancing

it was a 40's theme and everyone got in to the theme

there was chance to be a royal twosome for a moment

There was romance
and the best ever ice cream van