Poppy Patchwork

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Lyme Regis

The main street
 Near the sea front
 Along the front 
 On top of the hill, from our camp site 
 Walking down to Lyme Regis, all down hill. 
 Beautiful views.
 Typical country view, 
We stopped on top of the hills above Lyme Regis, our site was just inside the Devon border, Lyme Regis is in Dorset, so we passed the welcome to Dorset sign each day we walked into the resort.
The walk from our van was almost an hour, but we stopped often to enjoy the view and take photo's, we did not try and walk back up the hill, we found a local bus to get us very close to the camp site. Hubby has a bus pass so I only had to pay my fare.
The site had very limited facilities, which allowed us to  completely test the van. We had rain both nights, but we stayed warm and snug inside. we used the heater one evening. We now feel most everything is sorted in the van, we have one rearrangement to do, which will help the flow of living inside the van, nothing big, plus just a couple of other items to add for comfort. So after a 4 day trip, we are still giving the van a thumbs up.
I love Lyme Regis, it is a truly English resort, we enjoyed fresh fish and chips, cream tea (our's with coffee), we even had a cornish pastie. We take food prepared at home for one meal, and got a couple of curries from our local Co-op, 2 for £6, so we are not doing loads of cooking. Next time we will take bacon and eggs for breakfast. We also sat about and read alot, I did not use my big camera, hubby was out early one morning to catch the lovely light.

Monday, 21 August 2017


The Crow Girl, was a confusing and dark book for me, I have not read anything like this before, I have been trying out new to me authors, I won't read another of his books. I did read to the end, almost 800 pages, the story was good enough.
The Olive tree, was a brilliant read, told from the son's view, not a romance which I don't always enjoy. This book had 600 pages each one I enjoyed. 
 I really enjoyed I let you go, so was looking forward to I See You, clever plot, I did not want to put this book down, loved every word. 
I have just stared Last Seen Alive, another new author for me,  it has started well, hope to read some more later.
 Whilst away hubby got me this book, reduced to £7, I am looking forward to reading it and trying a few recipes, I do like Nigel Slaters way of cooking. 
 I was given this beautiful book a couple of years ago and did not want to use it for just anything. We decided whilst we were away to have a book to list any sites we visit, rating them and would we return. I have two sites to list. 
So this is my campervan book. 
Three of the books above has  Fast back stickers on, these are from our library, they are new books and you only have two weeks in which to read them, plus you are not able to extend the loan, great for me as a very quick reader. I always look on this stand first.
We had a wonderful few days away in our campervan, we did have rain and a thunder storm, but we stayed dry, the van has a fan heater so we stayed warm as well. I will post about our trip next time, we are already planning a trip in September.
Another Monday, I am having lunch with a friend today, we catch up once every couple of months. I will pop out on my own, nothing required in town, so hubby will stay at home. It's dull here today, but there is a suggestion the sun will come through.

Monday, 14 August 2017


I have baked another Lemon yogurt cake
we both love the taste the recipe can be found on my page at top of blog. 
 We will be over run with tomatoes soon, so I decided to strip the yellow tomato bush of all it's fruit.
I have four pounds of unripe tomatoes, so I am going to make green tomato chutney.  
 This citrus juicer cost me £1.43 in the sale
I will use it in my greenhouse, I will make wider holes for planting seedlings.
 Another clever purchase is these four plastic rings.
They should be used over mixing bowls, but we required something to keep the pigeons away from our feeders, they don't manage to eat much, but they do manage to throw all the seeds across our garden.
On the plus, reduced in Wilko's just 25p each. 
I had the most fantastic weekend, Saturday, I spent most of the day reading, The Shadow Sister, Lucinda Riley was good, I have read The Angel tree by her before.  I also have read When the music's over, Peter Robinson, which whilst well written, it was not a subject I would want to read again. I am now reading The Crow girl, Erik Axl Sund.
Sunday  doing housework, a bit of baking, again loads of  reading, later after hubby came home we went for a nice walk. Having the sunny warm weather helped as I could sit out side for most of the time.
This morning I spent time in the greenhouse, it looks much tidier without the tomato plant, I have loads more room. I have cut the plant down to one small shoot, I am going to try and see if it will grow and I can get a late crop, the greenhouse is in a very sunny spot. Hubby cut the leaves off the second plant outside, that too is full of fruits.
Later we took the bus into town, only I had to pay hubby has his bus pass, I won't get mine until I can get my government pension. We did not stay too long, just the few bargains above, we then walked to the garage and picked up our camper van, all serviced ready to go away later this week. We popped to the main library in hope for more titles from a couple of my favorite authors, I was very disappointed, I thought our local library was better stocked.
Soon we will pop for our evening walk.


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