Farley Mount

On the 28th December Ollie, his dad, and I went to the local woods to take their dog, Archie, for a walk. Recently it seems as though all my posts are about walking, and until yesterday (NYE) I hadn't consciously realised that I actually do like walking - I suppose that living in a rural part of England for university has caused this. As usual, I took this as an opportunity to test my fledgling photography skills and, as usual, I thought I would share them on my blog.

Christmas Day

I spent Christmas with Ollie and his family this year, and I'm grateful because they made every moment of it special. The day began at 9am with Daisy (Ollie's sister/ biscuit mastermind) waking us up and giving us our stockings to open; once we had showered etc we joined their parents, ate breakfast, and opened the presents under the tree! Then after a while of relaxing we had our Christmas dinner, followed by a Christmas walk and pudding, along with more relaxing.

Christmas Biscuits

What you will need (to make about 20 plain biscuits):

  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g margarine 
  • 2 eggs (just the yolks)
  • 2 teaspoons of milk (optional)
  • Icing tubes/ other decorative things (optional)

  • Wooden spoon, and a fork
  • Electric whisk (optional) or regular whisk
  • 2 mixing bowls, and a mug
  • Sieve
  • Rolling pin or something cylindrical
  • Grease proof paper OR butter/ margarine  
  • Baking tray
  • Cookie cutters OR knife to cut some shapes

The Sea Is a Good Place to Think of the Future

I've chosen the Los Campesinos! title for two reasons: they played in London this week, which I missed as I am still in Cornwall for a few more days; and I went on a walk along the sea (for 5 hours) with Ollie on Saturday, and as it happens the sea is a good place to think about the future, as well as the present. I'm not usually one willingly wanting to walk for a ridiculous amount of time - being from London and catching the frequent bus or tube service for two or more stops hasn't done me any favours in that respect. Nevertheless, Ollie coaxed me into doing it with the promise that I would be able to use his Canon 60D camera, yay. Here are some of our pictures: