My parents were both in the RAF and got posted to all manner of locations over their years in service (at one point my dad used to live in Hawaii. HAWAII!!) By the time my sister and I came along they were content with a yearly holiday to Scotland so we would rent a quaint self catering cottage in the highlands. At the crack of dawn on holiday day we’d all pile into the car with our dog Bob the border collie and head north. My dad always got lost trying to navigate the highlands with an old AA map, but hearing his ‘colourful’ language was a highly entertaining (and educational) past time for my sister and I.
In more recent years N and I have headed to the coast for our summer nearcations. We play in the penny arcades and admire the colourful painted beachfront holiday homes as we stroll from Old Hunstanton to New Hunstanton. No trip to the seaside is complete without fish and chips as our legs dangle over the pier.
I love to watch dogs bounding into the sea to cool off, then running up to their owners with tongues lolling and tails wagging. It’s always at that moment that they decide to have a good old shake and completely drench everyone.
Last Saturday was another gorgeous summers day and we decided to stay at home and make the most of it by eating in the garden.
In Parkdean’s recent survey the number of respondents agreeing that jam first, clotted cream second on scones is the only way to go was double those who put the jam on last.
Neil looked at me in some confusion as I spent 5 minute painstakingly constructing my scones. He has a third method: put a dollop of jam on one half, clotted cream on the other, then sandwich the two together and eat it like a burger – men!
I can’t be the only one craving a holiday right now, so I was more than happy to help spread the word on Parkdean’s latest competition. It runs until the 4th September 2015 and you can win a 3 or 4 night holiday worth up to £499 at a choice of 11 Parkdean holiday parks in Cornwall or Devon.
This is not a sponsored post, but special thanks go to the lovely people at Parkdean for their delicious gift from Devon Hampers*
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