Monday, 11 October 2010

home is where the heart is.

You know there are always things that prehaps we may want to change, but you know i look around my village which is situated in the fens and i think this place isnt really that bad. I'am surrounded by  countryside, i see lots of wildlife everyday. I have a nature reserve just down the road where i live where we see grass snakes, deers, toads, lizards etc. I have lots of historic places nearby like the cities of Ely and Cambridge. Yes i know its all flat here but its special in its own right.

The village also has some lovely sites................

The Church

Also we are also very lucky in the fact we have a Priory.......

The Priory

I think this building is a lovely building from the past, you can just imagine the monks sitting in there.
In one of my past blogs i have metioned the orchard which belonged to the old vicarage. This orchard  and its grounds are always being used for charity days and community events.....

Cream and Tea anyone?

The Orchard

As i said I live near the city of Ely. Ely has had its own spotlight from the film crews.
The film Elizabeth is one of few that was filmed here.

Its lovely just to sit and have a picnic and to enjoy the sunshine in the grounds of such a historic building.....

Ely Cathedral

Me and Bear...

Bear being just abit camera shy!

Thankyou for joining me on a little break in the country................

Lemon curd tarts

 What could i make with the lovely zingy lemon curd recipe that i got from The Pink Whisk.
Well i know i could of made lemon cake or something but you know in the end i decided to keep it very simple and make some lemon curd tarts. Got to admit though they are very scrumy and they didnt even make it past 24 hours.

my lemon curd tarts YUM  YUM!!!

These are definatley another must to do.

Sunday, 10 October 2010


Finally i would like to introduce my chooks

                                                                 please meet.......................



Gertie and Bluebell are my two girls that have been the subject of being pecked, no matter what i seem to do nothing seems to work as of yet. I have tried lots of things from hanging disc's and veg, to putting in extra vitamins in their water and covering them in stockholm tar.|Iam not going to be beaten!  Bluebell looks like her feathers are trying to grow back and Gertie has her back feathers again, but she is still rather bold on her sides. Which you cannot see as she was abit camera shy and she kept going back into the coop.


Mable, well i think in the running she comes second from the top spot, as she has had very little pecking.


As you might of already of guessed Penelope  is the top chook. I should'nt really be that surprised, Penelope was the first really with everything. The first to come out of the coop when we brought them home, to eat out of my hand and to go back in the coop again on the night time.
Now though i have split them up, Penelope and Gertie are in one pen and Bluebell and Mable are in another. So far both pairs seem to be getting on ok, feathers seem to be slowly very slowly growing back.