Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Frist Part of Pea Harvest

Today we picked the first lot of peas, most of which we freeze to use throughout the coming year.
Firstly we pod them.
Then blanch for 4 minutes.
Refresh under running cold water also for 4 minutes, a wooden spoon under the bowl helps to direct the water out at only one place but keep bowl close to sink side to stop them escaping !
Drain in a colander.
Put in bags, I find a Jam Funnel is a great help with this.
Ready to freeze.

Monday, 29 July 2013

I`m still here.

Due to been a bit busy in the real world, I seem to be getting a bit spasmodic with my blogging just lately. I have a lot of things backing up to blog about but in the meantime here in picture form is what I`ve been up to of late.
Tia Greyhound Rescue stall at Bramley Carnival
 After the Kirkstall festival I also helped on the Tia Greyhound Rescue stall at Bramley Carnival the following Sunday

That night I took my wife out to see a Cher and Meatloaf tribute act, Baz out of Hell

Baz out of Hell
The following Tuesday I saw The Expelaires and The Lost souls play the Pack Horse, Leeds. The gig was amazing it was packed with 50 odd year old Punks and Goths!

The Lost souls

The Expelaires
I hope to keep up with posting things better!

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Kirkstall Festival 2013

Today was the 2013 Kirkstall Festival and I was helping on the Tia Greyhound Rescue stall. It was the first time I had done that and it went quite well. I`m glad that we were in the shade because today was one of the hottest days of the year.
Me helping Tia at Kirkstall Festival 2013

The Festival is in the picturesque grounds of the 12th Century Kirkstall Abbey. The Festival is probably the largest community festival in Leeds run entirely by volunteers.

Although it is not a Rock Festival, or a County Show, but an event that entertains people of all ages with events including: Fairground, Over 100 stalls, Tea Dance, Comedy; Rock, Classical, Jazz, Folk and Light music performances in 8 areas, the Opening Procession and various displays.

Tia at Kirkstall Festival 2013

Tia at Kirkstall Festival 2013

Kirkstall Abbey

Friday, 12 July 2013

Replica Steampunk Guns

After taking Richard my friend, who we go camping with and who is a retired plumber to Whitby Goth Weekend last year. He decided to make some Steampunk type Guns. Here are the results

Me with one

Me with another one

Me with both

Me flanked by Richard and his wife Marion, trying to do a Charlie`s Angels pose

Don`t ask with what all this Steampunk is about! I`m not really sure

Saturday, 6 July 2013

A quick up date from the last week or so.

North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway
Friday camping at Coxwold, took Chris on the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway to Whitby.

Sunday we witnessed a cow give birth on the farm where we were staying.

Thursday night went to a gig at the New Roscoe.

The Lost Souls
The Lost Souls, seen them before a great new band playing a mix of Goth and Punk

 JOYHAUSE a very good cover band from Leeds

Today (Saturday) went to Emley`s Farm with the family who are up for Granddaughter Amy Christening tomorrow

Grooving In Green + October Burns Black + Auger at Carpe Noctum, Leeds

I had looking forward to this gig ever since I knew about it, but on Saturday morning I didn`t feel up to it especially with having to wor...