Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve at Lathkill Dale

After a spell of mild weather around Christmas we had a good hoare frost on New Years eve, time to enjoy a winter wonderland and allow toddlers more correctly pre-schoolers to let off steam.

Lathkill dale is a beautiful dale to explore with wonderfully clear and bluish waters. We decided to walk somewhere that would be suitable with a pram. With this in mind we started our
Lathkill dale walk from Conksbury bridge , there are lots of other pictures at geograph.
OS Map reference 211655.

The gang!

Rising mists over the river Lathkill.

After a most enjoyable walk with much play including chase and hide and seek we the youngsters started to get somewhat tired and looked decidedly cold (despite appropriate layering)! We decided to head for a tea shop.

We chose a suitable corner at the country bookshop at Hassop Near Bakewell. Our objective to contain marauding toddlers! We had an enjoyable cup of tea and hot sausage roll with a good selection of salad dishes. The book shop is always good to browse, they have book festival's in may/june and october/November.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Lemon and Lime Cheescake


200g Ginger snap biscuit - (If your name is Barbara Sawyer crush at 3am!)
50g Butter
2x250g Marscapone cheese
40g Icing sugar
2 Limes

For decoration
50g dark chocolate
50g caster sugar
Fruity bits e.g. grapes

  1. Crush biscuits and melt the butte. Crush the mixture into the base of a tin (18cm diameter)
  2. Marscapone,icing sugar, lime zest and juice in a bowl and mix
  3. Spread mixture over biscuit base
  4. Chill for 2 hours
  5. Decorate