Little Mell Fell

First walk of the week and with the weather looking very wet, Little Mell Fell looked like a good idea, and not too taxing to warm our legs up for the week planned ahead.IMG_6788

Looking at the map, parking wasn’t in abundance and after consulting Alfred WAINWRIGHT we decided to park at Thackthwaite to the north and have a nice leisurely  stroll (sheep pending) to the summit and hope we didn’t get too wet.  So, we drove west on the back road past Sparket and looked for a parking space.  We looked, and looked and looked again.  There was nowhere to park, well we couldn’t find it if there was, near Thackthwaite.  IMG_6789

We drove anti clockwise around Little Mell Fell and found a nice space on the southern side and parked up.  From this car park we could see the path to the top so donned the boots and got stuck straight into a climb which didn’t level, until we hit the Trig Point at the summit.

IMG_6790Not the highest hill but the views were amazing and we were scratching our heads when the blue sky burst out of the clouds after being promised rain.  Alfie had fun jumping on and off the Trig Point and we took some pics.  IMG_6791

The walk down was a bit slippy at times but we arrived back at the car about an hour after we’d left.

Great little dog walk and a good start to the week.



Easter Egg-stravagant Cake

Hungry Hyde Household

wp-1457360549300.jpgI saw a cake on social media and thought it looked gorgeous so I decided to make it. I called at the supermarket on my way home from work and spent a fortune on chocolate then began to bake. After my disasters trying to make my mam a birthday cake recently I wasn’t expecting much with this attempt. Hubby wants a skittles gravity defying cake for his birthday later this month so this was my trial. It worked and it looked amazing! It was so easy. I made a basic cake, covered it in chocolate butter icing and using the cake kit to create the gravity defying eggs by sticking them with chocolate melted but starting to solidify, then put flake round the outside to make it look like a nest. The Easter egg was the last bit on but the first to take off. I love Easter egg, it tastes…

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