Wednesday 29 November 2023


 Last weekend we were trying to reuse the oil we used for the salt and chilli prawns.  I decided to make hash browns.

Here was my first attempt!

Turned out pretty good in the end

The oil was still hot so decided to deep fry some pickled onions to see what they turned out like...  Not bad, we'd had pickled onion rings as a snack in Hastings in the summer, minus the batter they were great.

A star is born

 Flo goes to a dram class every Saturday with her friend from school.  This term she's been learning songs from Mary Poppins.  She was excellent.  Well done Flo!  I wish I had a fraction of her confidence.

Tonbridge Christmas lights

Tonbridge Christmas lights were turned on last Sunday followed by fireworks.  Our friends came round earlier for a spot of tea.


Monday's walk

 Spotted this guy on Monday's walk.

Leaves are almost all down

Swan glide by

 I had to get into London fairly early (for me, 9am) yesterday so took the dog out early.  Tonbridge Christmas lights are up and they're looking good.

Starting to brighten up

Frosty this morning

 It was pretty frosty this morning, but by the time I was heading  back it was back to just plain muddy.

Friday 24 November 2023

Tuesday's session

 Again using some of the kids toys.  The Lion, tigers and... er Bluey characters represent Crag Cats

We've now made it to level 4.  One more level before fireball!!!

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Batman's in town

Tonbridge has a Christmas light festival at the castle this year and they're practicing this evening.

Mushroom spotting

We went back to Dean Park for todays walk.  Look at these lovely mushrooms!

Monday 20 November 2023

Wrist guard

After breaking my finger I've been having a bit of wrist painb which I think it's probably related. I've bought this to see if it helps. I've still got a little pain in the finger still so need to keep an eye on that too.

This weekends cooking

April did the most of cooking this weekend for a change, but I cooked Salt and Pepper prawns.  They came out great!  Nice and crispy, but unfortunately they were far too salty.  I'll cut it back for the next batch!


Rearranged fireworks

 We had one of Flo's friends parents round yesterday afternoon for a rearranged fireworks night in the main park in Tonbridge.  They were great!

Arthur conked out halfway so we had to carry him

Last Friday's walk

 A bit foggy to begin with but turned out lovely in the end.

Quiet at work last week

It was fairly quiet last week at work so took the dog for a long walk in the morning to Dean Park.  It's about a five minute drive after dropping the kids off at school.  It does get muddy in the wet but it was mostly unscaved.  The dog loved it.

Wednesday 15 November 2023

This morning's walk

 Nice and fresh this morning with beautiful clear skies

A tree has came down next to one of the bridges

Clear skies

Very nice tree

Monday 13 November 2023

Spotted some deer this morning

 Arwen wasn't sure what to do

Wedding anniversary night off!


April booked us into Boys Hall for our wedding anniversary.  12 years!

Pre drinks at a nearby vineyard

Post pre drinks fizz before the meal

Boy's Hall

Breakfast with an ingenious honey pooper device

Saturday 11 November 2023

Nice day

I took Arwen out for a big walk yesterday. Lovely weather for it. We saw family of swans too.