This and that catch up ….

Its been a busy couple of weeks so here now to try and catch up.
Max (Misha’s  10mth old pup) came to stay for a week and having the 2 dogs running around kept us both on our toes.
Really getting into baking bread and have done it several times now and started experimenting with shapes and sizes with the dough.  Hubby made the last lot and produced 2 gorgeous mini loaves.  Its so funny the kids can’t get enough of the home made bread.   I did attempt some chocolate muffins, they looked gorgeous but tasted discusting, so will be searching for another recipe to try again.
At last our garden is giving us something back and we’ve had several kilo’s of gorgeous new potatoes and now had 3 servings of the sweetest peas.  I can now feel some tennis ball sized middles in the iceburg lettuces, there are signs of baby cucumbers and courgettes.  One of the tomatoe plants has 3 very small green tomatoes on it and we’ve both had a bowl of strawberries   yummy
Its feels great at last to see it all growing and maturing, my sweet peas having given me a great display of flowers and the scent on them as you come out the backdoor is intoxicating
There is so much more going on in the garden thats just an insight of what we’ve been up to.  The weather has been absolutley boiling which means i’m having to water the garden sometimes twice a day. 
Before i go, i must mention today my oldest son is 15, i’m so proud of him the past few years haven’t been easy for him, having to swap senior schools mid.term and then his dad sending him a letter of rejection but at last he seems to be getting things together.  His grades at school are all A’s and B’s, he’s now be doing an evening paper round every evening for nearly a year, thats on top of the after school groups he attends.  I’m so very proud of him  well done Ciaran my son

A day out at the beach

Last week we desided to take a day off and treat ourselves and Misha to a trip to the beach. From our house to the beach is about an hours drive which can be done easily whilst the kids were at school.
We visited a place called Clevedon, such a lovely quiet place and very pretty.  The sea was out and revealed a very rocky pebble beach, full of small rock pools.  Misha ran around and explored, even drank some of the water in the pools and was promptly sick , so we had to try and discourage her as much as possible, not to drink the sea water.We soon realised walking wasn’t easy for Misha as she was slipping every where and we were worried she slip and pull her hip.  So as it was still early enough we desided to drive on the the next town, Weston Super Mare.
As we came into Weston it soon becameobvious that parking was going to be near on impossible due to the big revamp the sea front is having.
Determind to get on a beach we desided to drive on the the next town Brean Sands, only another 30mins so off we went.  The beach was totally dead but for a handfull of cars, as soo as we parked up and let Misha out, she was totally excited and running around like a jack rabbit   The sea was out its furthest by now so we took a walk down the beach to an old ship wreck, a great photo opportunity
So even though our day started a bit stressfull by then end we were totally chilled and enjoyed the day.  Just as we were leaving the sea was beginning to come back in so we took misha into the sea (which was absolutly freezing)  she weren’t impressed.  Next time we’ll go straight to Brean sands.