Muddyboots

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

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

November


November is my least favourite month, short days, darkness, wind and rain, brrrr. Here on the coast it is a time of bracing walks, well wrapped up in scarf, hat and gloves and of course not forgetting the 'only' footwear for the winter, the good old wellington boot, either the flowery variety, the mega expensive Dubarry model or the good old black gumboot for those who wish to make a statement.

The Ice cream Parlour has now returned to winter opening hours, we are closed on Mondays & Tuesdays, open from 11 till 4 from Wednesday through to Friday then open 10 till 5 during the weekend. We find that during the winter months, visitor numbers drop off along the coast, with people heading to the shopping malls were it feels like summer every day! Saying that, we do pick up trade from weekend visitors staying in one of the many holiday cottages in this part of the world. Being less busy now, we have said goodbye, for the time being, to our seasonal staff, TF/KT flew back out to Calgary and the Rockies two weeks ago, in readiness for the coming snowboard season in Nakiski, snow l hear is already falling and Hz is hoping to fly out sometime in the new year. Should be fun.

This winter l have been 'volunteered' for a new post, Advisory Committee member for Brandesburton Young Farmers Club, and l can safely say l have been suitably impressed by the new club officers. As l type, they are busy organizing this season's dinner dance which is to be held in January, a change of venue, moving from Far Grange Park to the newly refurbished Bridlington Spa and, which is truly awesome, causing a bit of excitement amongst the ' old farmer' network!

It seems funny really to be involved in Young Farmers again as l used to be a pretty keen member xyz years ago, holding club posts in both Corse & Tewkesbury clubs. Our drama efforts were pretty dire l seem to recall, but always a real laugh. One year the criteria was 'Variety Show' and us girls did a pretty lousy impression of Pan's People to a Cliff Richard song - we did get a mention from the judge and we were adequately covered in all the right places! Such fun......

10 comments:

Un Peu Loufoque said...

When you say Corse tell me Im wrogn and you don't mean corse as in Corsica ? Have a glorius image of you commutining in black wellies between Frech colonies and Tewksebry for meetings.. well you might have been twinned mightent you!!

muddyboots said...

no Corse as in Corse UK. Can remember having problems when in Corse, France, customs thought we were taking the p***.

Milla said...

Corse as in Corse Lawn perhaps?? And January is worse, much worse than NOvember. Wait and see. Mind you, hands so cold I can barely type so might not even make it that long.

pinkfairygran said...

Glad to see the photo of you at the end, for a minute, after reading the start of your blog, I thought you were ONLY wearing scarf etc!! The mind boggled, the goosebumps multiplied.

Long time since I saw the name Brandesburton... having lived in Hutton Cranswick and Wetwang,and then Beverley, married in Bridlington and with friends at Leconfield and Brough, I still hear a little about what's going on up there, and it always brings back memories, some sad, some happy.

Pondside said...

Gum boots - yes, I have them too, and mine are of the black and non-destructable variety. Just the thing until the ground gets icy, and then I might as well have skis strapped to my feet.
I enjoyed all the links - can now picture where Nakiska is - it must be part of the Kananaskis facility built for the winter olympics years ago. A gorgeous spot!

Woozle1967 said...

I love to wrap up with hats and scarves for a beach walk - I prefer that to walking along crowded beaches in the hot sun. I love that feeling of being buffeted by the wind and your cheeks stinging, then going inside for hot drinks and bacon sandwiches........x

ChrisH said...

Good to hear from you - it must be a wrench saying goodbye to staff you've got to know. Sigh.. I'm going to stand up for November again because it's my birth month!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

If you had been inadequately covered you would probably have won!
You're right November... is the eleventh month in more ways than one. Twelfth for me would be February. Roll on summertime.

Mrs ElderBerry said...

l do so like reading your blog dear, such wonderful scenery too,

Angel said...

You made it through the summer!

LOvely to see new photos of your lovely beach etc...great memories.

xx

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