Today is the final day of The August Break 2011, as well as the end of my summer holiday. It’s be a lovely journey of daily photographing my every day and sharing with others through Flickr. Thank you to everyone who has stopped by and been kind enough to leave a kind word or two.
Tomorrow is the beginning of September and it already feels like that autumn is in the air.
Nestling beneath the bushes and the undergrowth, I discovered this wild mushroom. I don’t think I will even attempt to identify what sort of mushroom this is or even think about eating it.
Posted in Close-up, Mobile, Nature, Outdoor, Photography, Projects, The August Break
Tagged 2011, Fungi, Mushrooms, Summer, Surrey, Undergrowth
Posted in Architecture, Cityscapes, Photography, Projects, The August Break
Tagged 2011, Boats, Bulidings, Docklands, Docks, Gloucester, Summer, Warehouses
Afternoon tea for three at Hatchlands Park, followed by a stroll around some of the extensive parkland.
We discovered this darling little foal in one of adjoining fields. She sheltered behind her mother for most of our visit.
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Tagged 2011, Black and White, Field, Foals, Hatchlands, Mono, Summer, Surrey
Today was the second day of three-day Thailand Festival at Secretts in Milford.
Beautiful orchids in an array of colours.
Lots of sumptuous and aromatic food being cooked.
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Tagged 2011, Annual festival, Cooking, Milford, Secretts, Summer, Thailand Festival
What a dreary and wet day. It’s been just so depressing. So I thought I would cheer myself up by making some Honeycomb Toffee (sometimes called Hokey Pokey in Cornwall).
I have never made Honeycomb before, but seeing it made in The Great British Bake Off on BBC One this week inspired me to have a go.
I wouldn’t have attempted this recipe without recently being given this sugar and jam thermometer from my Dad.
There are a number of recipes available on the internet for making Honeycomb Toffee, I eventually picked this one from Waitroses. Or you could pick Nigella Lawson’s Hokey Pokey, just for the fab recipe name.
To liven up the finish honeycomb I dipped them in melted chocolate. What have you been doing this Friday?
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Tagged 2011, Cinder Toffee, Cooking, Hokey Pokey, Honeycomb, Melted Chocolate, Nigella Lawson, Recipes, Summer
Summer isn’t summer without a cream tea.
We drove out to Clandon Park this afternoon to enjoy afternoon tea in their lovely restaurant.
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Tagged 2011, Afternoon tea, Cream, Cream tea, Jam, Scones, Summer
We decided to be a tourists in our local town by taking a cruise on the River Wey. Our journey started from Guildford Boat House towards south-west(-ish) towards Goldming.
As a family we have, in previous years, hired a canal boat and explored the Wey Navigation all the way up to the Thames. But we haven’t explored this section of the navigation.
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Tagged 2011, Boats, Guildford, Highland cattle, River Wey, Summer, Surrey