Sunday, 17 January 2016

Snowflakes & Chocolate Cake




Whiskers
Emma & Whiskers

This morning we awoke to snow at Lucy's Cottage - nothing big, just a small smattering as if the garden had been dusted in icing sugar.

We knew, however, that there would be "proper snow" up at Osmotherley, 5 miles north of us and on the edge of the North York Moors. So after having breakfast, washing up and preparing the fire for later, we made up a flask of tea, packed a tin full of home-made cake, bundled ourselves up as best we could and took ourselves, our girls and their mummy dog Emma up in search of the snowscape.

We weren't disappointed ...












Ice on the top of a gate

I found a mini icicle !!












The girls had a ball leaping over the snow and chasing pheasants and grouse and we enjoyed the blue skies, sunshine and crisp fresh air.

After a good walk we came back to the car for our cup of tea and home-made chocolate fudge traybake which I made yesterday afternoon. It was just what we needed after all that cold.


 The girls were weary on the way home !




When we got home we lit the fire, prepped the dinner and I got under my blanket with the girls. We might pop to the pub for an afternoon gin and tonic, or we might just stay at home, put a cowboy movie on and start our next jigsaw.

I hope the rest of you are having as good a day as we are :)

Fiona x


14 comments:

  1. Lovely photos of a snowy landscape. We haven't had any snow down here in Hampshire yet although it has been a really cold and grey day today. xx

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  2. Lovely photos, made me shiver just looking at them, your cake looks scrumptious, you are like me just happy with life's simple pleasures xx

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  3. Lovely photos, your girls looked very happy to be in the snow. We haven't had any yet but fingers crossed for this week x

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  4. Wow stunning photo's my goodness you captured the ice and snow perfectly what a beautiful place to walk looks like you all had a great time. And oh boy that chocolate fudge cake looked yummy, dee x

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  5. Thanks for all your lovely comments ladies x

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  6. What a wonderful walk. The sunshine has been great hasn't it. Your photos are lovely, really capture the essence of the beautiful countryside. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your day!

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    1. Thanks, we did have a great day. I hope your weekend was good too x

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  7. I'm so jealous, we haven't even had a flake of snow down here in Cornwall and your cake looks absolutely delicious, I don't suppose you could post the recipe so we can all try it? :-)

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    1. Hello Kay, it is delicious cake so yes I will post the recipe :)

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  8. That sounds like such an idyllic day. The views up on the hills are spectacular and I bet it felt good to come home to a cosy house. x

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    1. Thanks Gillian, it certainly did :) x

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  9. What wonderful photographs! Looks like a fantastic day, I love the tin of homemade cake. Can just imagine a nice big piece with a cup of tea from the flask-wonderful! X

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