My family listen to classical music a lot, and once my aunty and uncle and cousins came to stay, and I heard one of my cousins describe it as “they listen to weird music with no words”.
Hiking pictures from this weekend :)
It was so weird walking through the snow in a t shirt! It’s still below freezing in the shade (it last snowed over a week ago, and it still hasn’t melted) but the sun was warm, and it’s mostly uphill.
Trip pictures, part two.
Yep, sunsets! I even got a picture of the dog
posing staring thoughtfully out at the sea.
Pictures from my trip, part one :)
I climbed up the cliff/rock thing in the third picture. As it turns out, I’m either scared of heights, or I have a (totally rational) fear of falling. If there’s a fence or something on a cliff, I’m fine. If there’s a chance I could fall, I’m terrified.
Also, I really liked that giant driftwood mirror in the café … it was £450 though!
Today’s hike :)
Winter hiking photosets aren’t very interesting colour-wise, but I’m uploading because I just looked though the ‘hiking’ tag on my blog, and I like the idea of having a load of photosets there. So I’ll try and take pictures whenever I go hiking, and hopefully I’ll be able to look back next year and see all the seasonal changes.
My family tradition is to go for a hike on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning.
It was rather bleak and rainy today, but I like being out in the woods and hiking whatever the weather. (Also how cute are my parents? Dad helping Mum across the stream because she was scared to jump it.)
Do you have any holiday traditions? :)
I’m also considering adding ‘can bake a pretty great batch of cookies in <20 minutes’ to my skill set. I have the recipe memorised now and everything.
Everyone wants to employ someone who can do that, don’t they?
If you’re looking for a cookie recipe, this is it. Although I probably edited it because I don’t think blackstrap molasses and molasses sugar are the same thing.
This is where I run :)
I went for a walk with Lloyd there today, so I took my camera. I thought it was really autumnal, but it still looks very green here!
Tortilla Bowl Soup
Makes 2 Generous Portions
Quick, easy and good comfort food. Also good for using leftovers from fajita night.
- 2 Tortilla Wraps
- 1 Can Baked Beans
- 1/2 Cup Rice
- 1/2 Cup Sweetcorn
- 1/2 Cup Cooked Mixed Veg (onions, peppers, carrot, etc)
- Mexican Spice Mix (chili, oregano, cumin, coriander, paprika)
- Cook the rice
- Put rice, beans, veg, sweetcorn & spices into a pan and heat through. Add more water if necessary.
- Line a bowl with a tortilla wrap
- Serve with guacamole, salsa and baked tortilla chips (optional)