Muddyboots

Follow the fortunes of Muddyboots & Family on their East Yorkshire farm which has changed from dairy farm to luxury ice cream manufacture

Friday, 11 May 2007

harry's big adventure..........





Harry & his mates have just gone. So much excitement caused by the thought of 2 nights away camping in the lake district. There are 4 of them going in 2 cars. One car full of tents, tilley cookers, wellington boots & dryzabone macs, the other full of kids. I think that they have packed everything 'just in case'. This will be the first time that any of them have been away from home on a non school trip. Oh to be a fly on the wall.
The route will take them via Leyburn through Wensleydale to Kendal then on to Hawkshead which is to be their base for the weekend. Lets hope they don't get lost! Harry booked onto the campsite yesterday evening, which was frightfully grown up of him, he even paid his deposit using his brand new switch card. The little bird has flown...... thanks goodness!
From what l gather they are planning to do some walking, Harry has climbed Snowdon with the CCF whilst still at school & Geo has done her Bronze D of E award, so between them they should be fine, lets hope the weather isn't too inclement for them. l think Sunday's forecast is for rain, they may be lucky tomorrow.


The last few days have seen very iffy weather, typical for the start of first cut silage. At least it is now damp & drizzly, that may sound strange, but the farming side of the business needs rain big time, whilst the ice cream side need global warming & hot sunny weather. No pleasing us then. The colours seem to have intensified over the past few days, whether it's the change in light l don't know, but things seem greener if that's possible.


Hubby's little bro has been in contact via his father, wanting us to take ice cream to his 'horsey do' next month, something to do with bollywood, chukkas & the like. Don't know as we are at The Deep in Hull doing an educational foodie thing that week. Don't hold your breath so watch this space.
The other evening's visit by the soroptomists was very well attended, l think there were about 45 of them? The walk was obviously a wash out due to the rain, but they enjoyed the talk, coffee & ice cream. Hubby even decided to come & help with the visitors. Normally you just don't see him on evening visits, once he has turned into a couch potato for the evening there is no shifting him from the remote control.

I must confess that l bought the latest Joanne Harris book, The Lollipop Shoes, in Tesco on Monday. Normally l only by groceries from the supermarket, but l had forgotten to pre-order my copy from amazon, so you see l had no real choice. my only come back is when at the check out l'm asked for my club card, l announce very loudly that ' l have shredded it because what l choose to buy is my business'.


The book itself is quite a good story, building up to a climax, well it would wouldn't it, at the end. The plot isn't too difficult tot follow, a good book for holiday reading as it isn't too taxing on the brain..

14 comments:

toady said...

I'll have to look out for that one. Have you read the one about the island off the French coast. I'm blowed if I can remember the title.

muddyboots said...
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muddyboots said...

sorry about the delete l had big time bad spelling attach. should have written coastliners Not coathangers, sorry

Suffolkmum said...

Hope Harry and friends have a great time, I bet they will, despite the rain! I was looking at that book the other day, doing that putting it down then picking it up thing. I'll have to pick it up and buy it!

lixtroll said...

Gosh I'm glad you get those big time bad spelling thingys too! Sometimes I just end up in hysterics with myself.

Hope Harry and his mates have a wonderful adventure. I have had a great time here lookiong (see I can do it too, I'm just leaving that one there to prove it!) at all your fab pics on your page, as always the ice cream pics make me want one - but what are you looking at in the pic further down? I really want to know! You'll have to host a Sally's Chateau type competition so we can all guess and see who gets the closest - prize: ice cream in the post?? (Or you could always decide it was a promotion half-way through)!

Inthemud said...

I hope the lads have a good camping trip, hope weather improves.

I like Joanne Harris so that'll be next on my list to read, being very trashy this week reading Jilly Coopers "Wicked"

countrymousie said...

Just read Chesil Beach which was a sweet little tale, by Ian McEwan.
Set in a time when you didnt have sex before marriage, and I found the whole story rather moving.Love the idea of purple icecream - do you come to the Suffolk Show I wonder at the end of May. I used to organize, in an other life, the food fair there. I know a little about the hard work it takes to set up such a stall.

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

everything intensly green here too aftereh rain. What'snew JH book called give brief outline of plot immedietly!

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

Phewm tahnks now I dont have to read it ! Din't like teh Holy fools one I think sh e is going down hill a little, mind you better than me who hasn't even staggered up to go down yet!!

Milkmaid said...

Ooo you've beaten me. I had to go into to tesco today, normally don't shop there and they didn't ask me for my clubcard, I was all ready with a similarly barbed comment, Just typical, mind you I had only spent £3

snailbeachshepherdess said...

My neice is 12 months into farm ice cream and is working very hard at it - shows and fairs every weekend, shop open every day and evening! With a two year old as well! Liked Joanne Harris -Chocolat, Blacberry Wine, but Coastliners I got bored in and Sleep Pale Sister - lost the plot...is the new one better?

Pondside said...

Hi Muddyboots - so your chick has flown the coop for a solo adventure. It sounds as though he is very, very capable and has covered all extingencies. Oh to be that age and off on a camping trip with pals. I remember doing that in my '62 VW. There were so many mosquitos and so much rain that four of us ended up sleeping in the car!
Thanks for the book recommendation. I've only read Chocolat. I loved your story of shopping at Tesco - you have to stick to your principals!!!

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Actually I love Lixtrolls bad time spellers - I am usually on the other end of her MSN - hoots of laughter. Oh I hope they all have a lovely weekend. Hard to let go, but let go we all must . . . whoop whoop. Er . . .still reading Harry Potter . . . scuttles off.

Michael said...

Hi there, many thanks for linking to our campsite, Hawkshead-Croft.Com Unfortunately, your link is throwing up an error. The correct link for the page is: http://www.hawkshead-croft.com/

Hope this helps.

Regards,

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