Sunday 16th bike ride

Today we decided to go on a different route, one which we did last year and haven’t done since. I was told we were only going out for a short ride (which is about 9 miles for us). 25 miles later(!) we got home… So here is the route we took today.


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We saw a lot of other cyclists today! But today there was one part of the bike ride where there was some rather close cars passing (one the road from Gamlingay to Potton). Ones to point out are K?51 HSC.. and V61 ??? The first who passed so close it was quite frankly dangerous.. and the second who beeped us (yes ok, one of us was near the centre line, but it wasn’t necessary) .

Custom t-shirts for the London to Cambridge bike ride

Since this is the first bike ride we are participating in, we decided to get t-shirts printed 🙂

So I had a look around on the internet and there are a lot of places that will print custom t-shirts, but I decided to give T-shirt Studio a try. I was a little apprehensive as I couldn’t find a single review online and I prefer to know I’m not just funding a pension fund somewhere, but will get my goods.

Anyway, I went through the design process (even managed to get the heading on to two lines, with sub text underneath – exactly what I wanted).

We weren’t sure what sizes to pick, so we went for one size smaller than the recommended size guide. I usually buy size 10 (occasionally 12) tops, so I chose medium. Mum usually buys size 12 tops and she went for the large.

I chose to pay a small amount extra for the recorded second class. Anyway, the payment went through, I received a confirmation e-mail a few minutes later, then nothing for a few days.

I then got an e-mail stating that the parcel had been sent and was given a tracking number. Two days later the parcel arrived! At first I wasn’t sure how two tops could fit in a parcel about 20 cm by 20 cm and half a cm deep, but they were both in there.

I was very impressed! The quality is excellent and the printing is great, and the sizes we chose fitted us both very well. So I would definitely recommend this company if you’re looking for custom t-shirts.

So what do the t-shirts look like?

(The fronts)

(The backs)

Thanks T-shirt Studio!

Homemade Pâté

It was my friend’s birthday the other day and she requested that I make some pâté so the recipe could be put on the internet.

So here we go:

Ingredients

Heaped teaspoon of butter
500g chicken livers
1 small onion (optional)
Ground pepper
1 tablespoon of sherry (or other spirit of your choice)
1 tablespoon of double cream

1 tablespoon of butter for end

Instructions

Place the butter and the livers in a frying pan. Fry for a few minutes and then add the onion.

Continue frying for around 5-10 minutes, until all sides are browned. Add the sherry and some gound pepper and continue frying for another 2 minutes.

(Picture is after sherry has been added)

Add the cream and take off the heat. Stir the cream around.

Now leave the pan to cool for 5 minutes.

Add everything from the pan to a blender and blend for around 5 minutes. During that blending time, take the lid off a few times and make sure the mixture that is round the edge is pushed down so the blades blend everything.

After blending, transfer the content to a dish. We tend to put the content in 2 ramekins.

Heat up the 1 tablespoon of butter and pour over the top of the dishes to form a seal.

Place in the fridge for 4 hours before eating.

Enjoy!