Wednesday, 19 May 2010

I’m back.

I’m back. I shan’t bother telling you about the last few weeks except to say they’ve not been ones to write home about. My blogging silence has also partly been a result of computer problems.

However, the sun shone yesterday and I went out for a bus ride as far as Burton village where I ambled through the woods and fields and admired the thatched cottages.

Then I got the bus to Parkgate and had a walk along the Parade.

It’s amazing to think that in Mum and Dad’s lifetime Parkgate went from having a fishing fleet that sailed down the River Dee to being the silted up marsh we see today.

It is traditional to have an ice cream when visiting Parkgate but I settled for some chips instead.

If I had had an ice cream as well it would have meant missing the bus and waiting another hour.

I shall have to return soon because I can’t stop thinking about all the different flavours that were on offer. I think Cinder Toffee, Coconut and Mint Choc Chip are my favourites. What are yours?

On the way home I did some shopping and then made a hotpot which smelled wonderful. The stewing steak was melt in the mouth. The only problem was, despite the smell and the texture the thing was so bland it was yucky. I really do have a hit and miss approach to hotpots. I'll have to start measuring the quantities of the things I put in instead of taking pot luck.

The rest of the day was spent in the garden beginning to get it organised after a long period of neglect. There is a long way to go but at least I have begun. Today I managed another hour or so in the garden before the rain came.


  1. Do they have Maple Walnut? It is so hard to find and I love it! Glad you're back.

  2. Thanks for the pictures and snacks and welcome back!

  3. Glad you're back ♥ and that you've shared your adventure with us. It's always so amazing to think that what once was, in our environment, is completely no longer or has changed so drastically...but such is life, isn't it though?

  4. I'm so happy, Bruv, that you havev returned to Blogland. It's not the same without you. Even if I've been missing myself (that is, I, myself, have been missing) quite a lot recently too: though for different reasons.

  5. Sounds like a wonderful day! I'm so glad you're feeling well enough to get out there.
    Mint Chocolate Chip is always in the top three! Fudge Brownie, oh yeah. Coffee Almond Fudge, sweet!

  6. And quite a come-back, too, with all that rambling and lots of nice photos! Glad to "see you". ;)

    I love those thatched cottages. I got flashbacks to some books I read as a child, about a little English girl named Milly-Molly who lived in a white cottage with thatched roof. That roof must have made a deep impression because the image of the cottage and the girl's name is all I remember. We borrowed the books at the library. I've never been able to remember the author's name but got it into my head to google it now. Found that the character's name is Milly-Molly-Mandy (I think they skipped the Mandy in the Swedish translation) and the author Joyce Lankester Brisley.

    As for ice cream the mint choc chip sounds tempting. Vanilla and chocolate remain my favourites.

  7. It looks like you have a wonderful day in the sunshine! I can smell the crisp clean air from here! Umm I love the mint chocolate chip and also maple nut! It is always so nice to see familiar posts back again!

  8. I don't think they had maple walnut but it sounds my sort of ice cream!

  9. I like our local turkish delight - Fabulous! I liked your chips too...

    Sorry to hear about your absence... Perhaps there's been something in the air, because while I was still periodically writing, I have had little energy and span of comprehension to read...

    Hope you are enjoying your outings and that the sun shines upon them...

    I loved your funny postings, and the one about your boy and the socks - Same thing happens here... Missed you at MMM too! x


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