Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Saturday 2 December 2023

Friday = Isabella Day (60)

We got home with Isabella on a frosty day. Some music came first.

Then a trip to 'Jump Heaven'.

Great fun!

Isabella: "I want some apple crumble please."
Sue: We have run out. You need to make some."

Weighing out and mixing to make crumble

Sugar, butter and baking powder, then more mixing

Then the apples need cutting up

Yet more mixing, then the crumble miture is laid neatly onto the apple mixture, and baked for a while

Simply too much to eat in one go!

Monday 27 November 2023

Sunday 26 November 2023 - Leith Hill

This morning turned out to be cold and grey under a leaden sky. All 13 of us, after another luxurious breakfast (we are 'stuffed' after last night's huge quantities of food), made our way to a car park at Friday Street.

From here, it's an easy walk to the summit of Leith Hill, first passing a pond (above) on which the only splash of colour was provided by a couple of Mandarin ducks. 

The gentle ascent could be described as 'a leafy trudge'. Not unpleasant, and very chatty.

We spent some time at the tower, where a café was active as a honeypot for walkers and cyclists. 

We managed fine with our fresh flasks and another helping of Sue's tasty Nanaimo cake.

Onwards from here, Robin, Jenny and Jess soon took a short cut back to the car park as they had long drives ahead of them.

The rest of us continued along pleasant forest paths, before encountering a surprisingly steep hill.

Then it was a gentle descent back to the pond and thence the car park, for lunch and goodbyes before we all headed to our respective next destinations. 

Here's our 11km route. What a pleasant morning, and an excellent weekend. Thanks to Mike for organising it.