Wednesday 30 July 2008
Tuesday 29 July 2008
Monday 28 July 2008
Sunday 27 July 2008
Saturday 26 July 2008
Alex went into Town to do a couple of chores, but on his return decided that the front tyres really weren't up to a motorway trip so off back to town. 30 minutes and £73 later we were ready to go, we just needed to call into Tescos to get some petrol using that 5p off voucher. Unfortunately we had forgotten it's changeover day at Butlins and Tescos was under siege. We decided we had enough petrol to get to Williton, and filled up there. On the road to Bridgwater, one damn Tractor after another but never mind we would soon be on the Motorway zooming along in the sunshine. Except that no sooner had we got up to speed when we started to slow down again and then to a stop, minor shunt up ahead. We eventually got going and the trusty Sat-Nav sent us on our way, up the A370. Never mind it must know what it's doing. We ended up in Bristol Town Centre so we might just as well gone our usual way. Still a nice day and no harm done. Picked up a key from Michael (Eldest) and ordered a Taxi for 5.30 which duly arrived in time. What we didn't bargain for was the the Taxi driver didn't know where the Theatre was and got lost! No need to panic as we had a spare 1/2 hour and a few pushes on the pad of the Taxis SatNav and there we were.
What's at this leading up to I hear you cry. Well, we had come to see a comedy hero of ours, John Cleese who was doing a Charity Night in favour of the Zoo. We saw him and Chris Searle in the Theatre and it was very entertaining the best bit however was the champagne reception afterwards where we were able to meet and greet the Maestro. Robert hadn't bought a ticket for himself but could stand not meeting JC so he persuaded the organizers to let him in after crossing their palms with the appropriate silver.
It was great. John Cleese took time to speak to us personally and where Robert told him he scared people for a living John Cleese said that was the most interesting job he had heard of for a long time!
A fascinating occasion sure to remain in the memory for a long time.
Friday 25 July 2008
Thursday 24 July 2008
Wednesday 23 July 2008
Tuesday 22 July 2008
Monday 21 July 2008
Sunday 20 July 2008
Saturday 19 July 2008
Friday 18 July 2008
Thursday 17 July 2008
Wednesday 16 July 2008
Tuesday 15 July 2008
Pre-heat the oven at 220 degrees centigrade - gas 7
225g (8ozs) Self Raising Flour
40g (1 1/2 oz) Butter (room temperature)
25g (1oz) Caster Sugar
75g (3oz) Raisins
1 Egg beaten into 8 Tablespoons Milk
Rub the Butter into the Flour until resembles breadcrumbs.
Stir in Sugar and Raisins.
Add Egg and Milk and mix lightly to a soft dough. (You may not use all of this mixture)
Gently roll out the dough to about and inch thick and cut with a 3" cutter.
Brush with either Milk or if you have any leftover the Egg and Milk mix.
Put on a baking sheet and cook for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
Cool on a wire rack.
Serve warm with Clotted Cream and Jam
Same recipe but remove Sugar and Raisins and add 3 ozs of finely grated Cheddar Cheese and sprinkle cheese on the top too.
If you have any other scone recipes I would love to share them!
Monday 14 July 2008
Sunday 13 July 2008
Saturday 12 July 2008
But we will get there - I need them for tomorrow!
Friday 11 July 2008
The river which runs through the town of Okehampton Devon
Wet Wednesday afternoon on the Steam Railway at Bodmin Cornwall
Sunday 6 July 2008
Saturday 5 July 2008
I also did not miss and thoroughly enjoyed Dr Who this week. All in all an exciting afternoon film wise!
Friday 4 July 2008
Post war items
If you wish to see more items visit
The Bakelite Museum, Williton, Minehead, Somerset.
Thursday 3 July 2008
Today we thought we would go and see the film "Indiana Jones"! Well that as the intention! We arrived at the cinema to find the doors locked, and saw that the time of the film was 4.30pm, the time we arrived at the cinema was just after mid-day! We took ourselves off for lunch at Pizza Hut and we also looked in the five stores over at Hankridge, then decided to go to Sainsburys for another cup of tea and decided we would go an see another film as we there "Hancock" with Will Smith. Although I like action movies, this film had quite a bit of action, a bit of violence (didn't like that but I suppose it was integral to the film) and was very loud because this particular cinema was one of the very small ones in the complex!
Wednesday 2 July 2008
Tuesday 1 July 2008