If at first you don't succeed! Lots of pics so if you just want the recipe for Tiffin fast forward to the end ;-)
I love the little slices of life we get when Elizabeth is 'out and about' so thought I'd do a similar post. As I was in York yesterday for the monthly meeting of our cloth doll group I thought it was an ideal opportunity. We were sadly depleted by about half yesterday. 2 of the pics show 2 vessels that members were working on, one completed one almost completed. I cut mine up (shown a couple of weeks ago) and have decided to sew it onto some background fabric and may make a purse. One of our members had been to Turkey and bought some beads at £1 per pack, the packs are about 6 inches long so a real bargain - hope I find some when I'm there next month :-) There's also a pic of a doll in progress - not mine. I've included a couple of pics of York St John University where we meet.
York is a walled city and you are able to walk round the walls. You can just see some people walking along the wall in one pic. There are 4 gates through the walls into the city one of which I'm showing here. York Minster is an impressive piece of architecture and took 250 years to complete. It has been ravaged by fire a few times, most recently in 1984 and took 4 years to repair the damage. It's currently undergoing some renovation. I've included a pic of a statue of Constantine the Great which is situated outside the minster; he was Roman Emperor in York in 306 AD.
There was a bicycle race in York yesterday and I managed to get quite a good picture of some of the cyclists. We were only allowed through the barriers to cross the roads when there was sufficient gap in the race.
Some of the pics of the shops I took just because the window display caught my eye, such as the 'dog'. I've included the Cath Kidston shop just because I know many crafters love her style. Little Betty's is part of the famous 'Betty's'. I took a photo of the inside of the shop to show the variety of teas and coffees they sell, but I should've got a little closer. The confectionery display was sea-themed.
The last few pics are small ones, but the rest you can click on for a larger view. Can anyone tell me why the text keeps aligning itself in the centre? Can't believe how much HTML code there is when you go into 'Edit HTML'! For the most part the pics placed themselves where they wanted! If I tried to move an odd one it always jumped to the bottom of the post, that's why the pics are higgledy piggledy :-/
Finally - Tiffin! I've never met anyone that didn't love it :-) I'm showing the cards I'd received up till Saturday, I've received some more today so may add them tomorrow. Thank you for all your good wishes and to all those who sent cards, it's very much appreciated. It's Chrissie's birthday today (just to let you know she's a year older than me ROFL) so why not pop over and wish her happy birthday. It's also Angela's birthday on Wednesday and Nicci's on Saturday ;-)
1/2 lb digestive biscuits
3 oz butter
1 tabs syrup
1 tabs cocoa powder
1 tabs sugar
2 tabs sultanas (I use raisins)
4 oz chocolate
Put all ingredients in a pan, except digestives and chocolate, and melt slowly crush the digestives and add them to the mixture give it a good stir to ensure biccys are all coated then turn into a tin (magic eh? - turning it into a tin!!! duh!) or whatever. Melt the chocolate and pour over.
Sorry it's not metric measurement but I'm sure you can work it out if you work in metric :-/