Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Hugglets guide 2009

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Monday, 11 May 2009

Sherry trifle

I really enjoy cooking and baking.
This is my take on sherry trifle. I hate to see trifle in a large bowl it is fine until half of it has been eaten and the rest looks so messy.
I make mine in individual bowls, dishes or glasses.
I used with chocolate chip muffins for the base, crumbled in to the glass, and then I add the sherry, strawberries and raspberries.
For the custard I use half a bar of dark chocolate and one tub of low fat double cream, heated up in a pan until bubbling.
I let it cool and pour it on to the fruit and put it in the frige to set.
For the creamy topping I use low fat well known powdered topping, mixed with skimmed milk and spooned on the top, and to finish it off I place a raspberry on the top.

Friday, 8 May 2009

The Worth Valley Railway

Howarth is the home of the Brontës,
and also the home of the Worth Valley Railway

This beautiful picturesque part of Yorkshire brings thousands of visitors to this Keithly village every year. The steam trains are one of the main attractions here.
It is just a beautiful day out.

Haworth station on the Keithly and Worth Valley Railway line.
Last may bank holiday we started an eight-mile walk from Oxenhope station to Haworth Station and on to Oakworth station.

Oakworth is a Pennine village overlooking the Worth Valley lying between Haworth and the larger town of Keithly in the heart of West Yorkshire's Bronte country.

Oakworth's main claim to fame is probably
for being used in location filming of the classic 1970 film version of The Railway children.
The story is centred around a family who move to a house near the railway after the father is imprisoned as a result of being falsely accused of selling state secrets to the Russians.
The three children, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis, watch the trains on the nearby railway line and wave to the passengers. They become friendly with Perks,
(Bernard Cribbins) the station porter, and with the Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 train.
He is eventually able to help prove their father's innocence, and the family is reunited.
Most of the filming is done at Oakworth station.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Howarth the home of the Brontës

The Brontës were the world's most famous literary family and Haworth Parsonage was their home.

The main street in Hawarth, and the famous "Black Bull" public house.

This is now the Brontë Parsonage Museum. The parsonage was their home from 1820 to 1861.
Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were the authors of some of the best-loved books in the English language. Charlotte's novel Jane Eyre,
Emily's Wuthering Heights,
Anne's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall were written in this house over a hundred and fifty years ago.
Charlotte and Emily are ranked among the world's greatest novelists.

My favourite has to be Wuthering Heights.
I can see why it was so bleak and cold on the Yorkshire moors where Cathy and Heathcliff lived. The weather was so cold today I ended up wearing my winter woollies!

Here is the church on Main Street. It is estimated that 40,000 people are buried in the churchyard, the burial registers go back to 1645.

This beautiful picturesque part of Yorkshire, brings thousands of visitors to this Keithly village every year.

Lots of quaint little shops displaying goods from yesteryear, antiques, jewellery, jam, bread, and plants.