Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The Dordogne - Day 4


Our last day :-(

Barnaby and I enjoyed one last look out of the window before we left.



This sign in the cafe in Le Bugue made me smile. Very true :-)




Le Bugue was a very pretty place and we'd have liked to stay longer.

 




Morris

Monday, 13 March 2017

The Dordogne - Day 3


My little legs were too short to do the steep climb to Le Belvédère with Barnaby but I did get to see the pretty view from another spot.



























The Aerial Walkway Platform is where people can tie themselves on and actually walk across the surface of the rock.  I think I'd be too worried about staying on to admire the scenery but Barnaby and I enjoyed the nearby display about the birds and animals in the area.








I also found a chair that was just my size (not!)


 Morris 






























Sunday, 12 March 2017

The Dordogne - Day 2


The second day of our holiday was rainy and cool so Barnaby and I opted to stay in the lovely cosy cottage while Mummy and Auntie visited Limeuil and Cadouin.



They had lunch at a family-run restaurant opposite the Abbey in Cadouin, finishing with a Cafe Gourmand (literally Coffee Greedy!) which they shared.  It was a coffee and three desserts: a tirimasu (which is actually Italian not French), vanilla ice cream and a moelleux aux chocolat (a bit like a French chocolate brownie).   



Barnaby and I were disappointed they didn't bring any home for us to try.

We did have some lovely local chocolate later though and watched Paddington on DVD so that was all right.

Morris 

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Our French holiday - Sarlat


The people of Sarlat must have known Barnaby and I were coming as they were holding a Chocolate Festival.

 

























We voted for our favourite chocolate sculpture and bought some delicious florentines to have later.









They also had nougat at the Chocolate Festival so we tried some of that too.


















Later we saw a shop selling massive pieces.




No that isn't a round of cheese - it's a round of nougat!

That could keep me going for a whole year but Mummy wouldn't let me have any as it would make my fur too sticky (and your dentist probably wouldn't recommend it either).


Morris 










Sunday, 13 November 2016

Seven weeks till Christmas



Look how much fruit there is in a Christmas Cake.




Here I am helping to stir the mixture.






And this is the mixture ready to be cooked.  It has to sit for an hour and then be cooked for at least three hours.



I’d no idea making a Christmas Cake took so long. 


Morris

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Sheffield Park and the Bluebell Railway



Before Barnaby and I went to the Bluebell Railway we visited Sheffield Park Gardens.



Autumn is the best time to go because of all the different colours.  The trees and bushes were looking lovely.

 


Sheffield Park is also the name of the station where we joined the Bluebell Railway and where Daddy Bear used to come as a volunteer: sometimes helping to restore the engines, sometimes making the tea and sometimes working as a fireman on the footplate.




The volunteers who work there now were kind enough to let us up on the footplate of "his" engine.  He'd have had to work hard to keep it fuelled with enough coal.  It really is a "Giant".   

















Our buddy Stewie came with us to the Bluebell too as he was particularly close to Daddy Bear.

He was excited to ride all the way to East Grinstead.  The line wasn't open that far when Daddy Bear volunteered here.






Morris




Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Winchester City Mill



It was half term so there were lots of activities taking place at Winchester City Mill, including pumpkin carving for Halloween.




There was also a spooky trail of letters to follow.  I don't think the "M" stood for Morris though.





The sound of the Mill Race was so loud I almost needed ear plugs.





It was a bit frightening so I was pleased that it was lovely and peaceful where we went next.  There is a beautiful garden right behind the Mill and the river flows much more calmly beside it.





Morris