Thursday, 29 April 2010

Bird Land - The Land Of Birds

We left the house! That's right, we went outside. To Bourton-on-the-Water last Saturday to be precise. It's a lovely village in the Cotswolds with all the charm (and many ice cream shops) that keeps the tourists coming back for more. This was our second visit, after stumbling across it a couple of years ago on a random drive around. The pièce de résistance of the village (in my opinion) is Birdland - a slightly tired looking festival of our feathered friends. Their trump card though is the king penguins, which looked so majestic in the sunshine. Not to be missed though is the minor bird (a new addition that keeps shouting 'morning!!') and the 'big as a man's leg' trout. If that can't hold your attention - visit the model village to see a mini model version of the village (no surprises there then) that also contains the 9th wonder of the world (their claim) - a model village of the model village in the model village.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Eye Candy

What a beauty I hear you say? Best looking confectionery you ever saw? That's right my friends. This is a potato candy (given as an after dinner treat by Fliss), made by See's Candy of America in honour of St Patrick's Day. I know that was about a month ago, but I'm catching up. It looks like a chocolate scotch egg, that's been adorned with some rice crispies to make it look that bit more authentic/potato like. It's possibly the sweetest thing I have ever tasted (and I'm from Blackpool so I've eaten a lot of rock in my time), and the ingredients read like a who's who of chemical discovery. I urge you to fly to America now just to snuffle down one of these...

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Out of hibernation!

All the Easter chocolate has gone, the garden is coming back to life and as the days get lighter I'm finding a bit more time to do some fun stuff. I have to be honest... I'm finding that working for yourself doesn't really afford much time for non-work related fun stuff. Not that I'm complaining mind. It's the best thing I've ever done! Anyways... keep your peepers open for new posts coming your way!