Saturday, 27 March 2010

The Girls in Disney

Arriving at Newcastle Airport the girls were so excited to be going on holiday. Poppet was excited about going on a plane again, and Dottie remembered her visit to Africa to see Jessie and Denise and they swapped stories whilst wating for their flight.

They spent their time waiting for their flight by watching the other planes take off and land and were so excited beyond belief.
When it was time to board the flight they jumped in with the passports and tickets to make sure they didnt get left behind.

They were overjoyed to get a seat by the window for take off........

After a long day they arrived at their hotel at 12.30am, although still very excited they were shattered and fell asleep very quickly in a huge king size bed.

Next day they were up bright and early and after just a few hours of walking ( or should I say being carried) around they just couldnt wait to get into Mcdonalds. They wanted to go into the one in Discoveryland in Videopolis.
They liked the idea of being able to watch the early Mickey Mouse cartoons while they had lunch.

The auditorium was quite full but the girls were soon up on the table so that they didnt miss a thing.

They had their lunch and had a quick read of the programme for the Buffalo Bills Wild West Show that they had tickets for that evening.
I think they really couldnt wait to see all those Cowboys and Indians to be truthful ........

Out came the park map next.......seems they wanted to plan where to go next, they were quite sure that they needed to cram in as much as possible as the time was just flying by. They decided it was time for the Castle.

As I knew it would, the sight of the castle just made them even more excited and as usual they were ready to pose for the camera so that they had a snap shot to remember this special moment.

Next they hit the shops.........

And they were over the moon that the mickey images on the bags were just the right size for them to pose next too , they were flirting with the French male shop assistants , little minxes !

They found some of the cutest postcards and sent some to their friends.

Evening meal was in a brilliant restaurant called "The Silver Spur" they serve amazing food which arrives on the plate like a work of art.

The girls just nearly died when they saw the Chocolate Cake which arrived for dessert.
Guess they dont have a problem with watching their diet so they just ate it all right up !!
The waiters were delighted with the girls who were flattered by their French sweet talking, and I think I can quite safely say the waiters hadnt had 2 customers quite like these before.

After leaving the Silver Spur we headed back to the main gates as it was time to leave the park, as we passed the castle the girls took the opportunity to pose in front of it again as it looked so dreamy against the night sky. It was all lit up with soft tones of pink and lilacs and the wintery evening cast a delicate mist around it.
The girls said they wished they could stay the night in the castle .....but it was time to go for the evening.

Next day we visited the Haunted Mansion, the girls couldnt stop giggling , but it was a different story once inside. They hid in our pockets, scared of the dark and spooky noises.

Thunder Mountain had them terrified.......

And the Molly Brown Steamboat River trip was fab......

But alas the holiday was over all too soon, hitching a ride in the zip pocket of the suitcase they waited for the bus arriving to get back to the Charles de Gaulle airport.

The girls were sad to leave the hotel , but were very tired after their trip and were looking forward to being back home.

The fact that they had been promised that they could have sweets for the return flight had nothing at all to do with it.

Back in England there was nothing to do but wait for the taxis to take them back home.

They had an amazing time and im sure they brought back a couple of addresses of some Frenchmen.....There have been some International phone numbers on the phone bill too since we got back........Wonder what they have been up too, I have a feeling we might not have heard the last about France !!

Thanks for stopping by Dotties blog.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

The Girls have been travelling ......

Well the girls have had a fab time in Paris , they were so excited.

They have lots of photos and tales to tell, so watch this space

Monday, 15 February 2010

Getting in the mood !!!!

Well Dottie has done all her ironing and packing and she and poppet are all set to go.

They have been getting in the mood, drinking Cappucino's and eating Croissants.......Those holiday clothes arent gonna fit by the time they get there.
(Its just as well they are drawn on lol)

Well Im sure they are goon have a fab this space, they will be back with tales to tell.

Bon Voyage Girls

Friday, 22 January 2010

Its Official.......Countdown to Mayhem in Paris

Well Dottie and Poppet may have been quiet for some time, but dont be fooled into thinking they havent been up to much.

They have been preparing for an adventure , and when Dottie chatted to her airline friend Richard and mentioned that the girls could both do with a break, he was only too pleased to get them a couple of tickets to fly to Paris !

They are so excited , they are already planning some fab adventures.

They are now counting the sleeps until they leave and im sure Paris isnt going to know whats hit it !!!

I for one cant wait.........

Monday, 30 March 2009

Kitchen Capers..............

Dottie and Poppet have been so patient over the last few weeks while I have been so busy and they have spent alot of time just hanging around having fun watching tv and reading etc. I think alot of the time they have beeen bored, but they have been very good and havent complained once.

So I suppose when they found out I was planning to do some baking it was only a matter of time before they wanted to be in amongst the thick of it , helping out they called it although Im not convinced.

Dottie quickly got the handwash soap and shouted for Poppet to get her hands washed.

Then she came along with the baking timer, I was quite impressed, she seemed to be very organised.

Before I knew where I was the girls had everything under control and they were opening a box of muffin mix.
Dottie said they had been reading up on things in the BeRo book and it was ok for me to go off and have cuppa while they did the baking. Alarm bells started ringing and I couldnt help feeling as though things were moving a little too quickly, and I wondered just how much control I was going to have over this baking session.....

The girls got right on organising everything that I decided to put the kettle on, that cup of tea might not be a bad idea after all.
They were weighing out ingrediants and being very well organised , even if I do say so myself.

Dottie got out the castor sugar, the girls were laughing and im sure I heard them say something about make it nice and sweet as the way to a mans heart was through his Sams going to be doing some taste testing ! Poor Sam, hes always the taste tester, although I think he enjoys it really.

Although the girls cant stay serious for too long, I came back with my cuppa to find them hiding in the flour bags and making ghosty noises, and giggling.

I reminded them if they couldnt behave I would not let them help out, that soon brought things back under control.

Dottie and Poppet referred to the cook book and once again the baking session was back under control.

Perched on the side of the mixing bowl the girls seemed to be having a discussion, Dottie was concerned that the mixture wasnt mixed enough, Poppet suggested that she take off her shoes and jump into the bowl, apparantly she had seen someone on TV treading grapes so maybe the same idea would work on white chocolate muffins?
Dottie was quick to inform her that no one would be putting their feet into her cake mixture, especially if she was going to be giving it to sam to taste test.

Poppet finally agreed.

Poppet added extra chocolate, just in case there wasnt enough in already and Dottie poured a little carnation milk into the mixture to make it smooth and moist.

Once they were satisfied that the mixture was ready they emptyied it out of the bowl.
The girls were very quick to lick some of the chocolaty mixture from the bowl. It was yummy.......

With all of the mixture into the cake cases it was time to put them in the oven.

While the flour and sugar were still out the girls quickly rustled up a chocoate cake and an orange cake too. I think Sam will be eating cakes for ages at this rate.

It didnt take long for the cakes to cook and while we waited I washed the dishes.
The girls made a wonderful chocolate icing which they used to sandwich the cake together and to decorate it also.

With the cakes all cooling on the rack they girls made themselves a well earned drink and had a sit down.

As soon as the cakes were cooled , we decided to put them in a tin to keep them fresh, I must admit the girls had done a great job. But I had a feeling we would be eating cake forever we had so much of it.

I was very impressed at how hard the girls worked and that they obtained such good results, obviously all of the reading about baking had paid off.
They had only misbehaved slightly , so I cant complain really. I found myself admitting I was happy for them to try their hand at other things from now on.
They had a good time but were very tired when they were finished.

Dottie rushed straight to the phone to tell Sam all about it, I hope hes hungry when he gets home from work....................

He wont be able to get into his uniform by the time hes eaten this lot !

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