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August 12, 2016

English Countryside

I love doing a good old photo dump! I always get so many random photos piling up in a little folder on my laptop, so I always like to share them every so often. There was a lot gathering in there, so I thought it was about time!

VerbenaGeranium FlowersMini Succulents Mr Toff & Keeko Keeko

Oh my gosh! These two! Mr still doesn’t like that Keeko is in his house, but he’s getting better at tolerating her. Their usual daily encounters are that she comes in the house, they have a little sniff of each other while he waits for this dinner and that’s about it.

The other day, she was fast asleep on my lap under the covers, he came in the room and had no idea she was in there, and decided that he wanted a cuddle. He plonked himself right down on top of her, and she slowly snuck out from underneath (it took her about 5 minutes to escape haha). I couldn’t stop laughing at her face as she was climbing out and he had no idea! He slept for about two hours and had no idea she was playing with a pen right beside him, then she decided that she’d had enough of waiting for a cuddle so just lay down on top of him for a cuddle. He quickly realised and ran out of the house, but I couldn’t get over it! They’re hilarious!

Scones

You can’t go down to Devon/Cornwall and not have a scone with jam and cream! Do you do jam then cream, or cream then jam? We’ve had so many debates about this at work!

Campervan

We’ve made a little progress on the campervan! It has a few windows now! We fitted the two rear door windows and a roof window. We’re about to order the side windows soon and get them fitted, then we can start getting the insulation and panneling in there! YAY!

Campsite Bucket BBQSalcombe Regis Durdle Door

Little tip – don’t buy a pretty turquoise BBQ because it’s pretty. They definitely aren’t practical! We couldn’t fit anything on there, we ended up with blackened/smoked chicken and had to finish it all in the oven haha! Shane was not impressed!

We visited Durdle Door while we were down in Devon. We visited a few years ago but didn’t have time to stop properly and explore, so we took a little trip over there. Oh. My. Gosh. It was SO busy! The overflow carpark was almost full, so we took a peek down the hill before paying for the parking and decided not to stay. It was was just way too busy. By the time we left, there was a huge queue to get into the carpark!

Wagamama Katsu Curry

Wagamama is one of my favourite restaurants! Whenever we visit somewhere that has one, we can’t help but stop for food. My favourites are the Katsu Curry or the Raisakuree Curry. What do you usually get?

English Digestive Biscuit Smores English Digestive Biscuit Smores

It was National Smores day the other day in the US, so we decided to make the english version of smores. Two chocolate digestives filled with a lovely gooey marshmallow. Seriously, you need to make some! So good! (And at least the BBQ came in handy for something hahah).

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    Tieka, Selective Potential
    August 12, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Ah! I love this idea of a photo dump. How fun! First, what in the world is that amazing concoction of scones with jam and cream?! I’ve never seen anything like that… it looks so delicious! And second, I had no idea you were fixing up a camper van. I’d LOVE to get a fun trailer/camper someday. 🙂

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      April
      August 12, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      Haha – I completely forgot they’re like a completely british thing that you’d have at afternoon tea! It’s like a fruit scone, (from what I can remember like a sweet version of American ‘biscuits’ that you have with gravy) topped with jam and clotted cream – completely unhealthy but SO delicious!
      Seriously, you have to get a camper/trailer – imagine all the fun road trips you and Eric could go on!
      xo April

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    Kate
    August 12, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Okay, I LOVE this idea! And those scones are making me want to jump in the car and drive there right now!
    -Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com

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      April
      August 12, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      I always crave them when I go down south – they’re just not the same when you eat them at home haha!
      xo April

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    Darina
    August 13, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Beautiful photos and what a great idea this photo dump!

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      April
      August 15, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks, Darina!
      xo April

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    Emma
    August 13, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    It’s all about the jam then the cream! I think one is the Devon way, one is the Cornish way, but I can never remember which is which! The worst thing about summer holidays is how busy places are – as much as I love summer, I’m sort of longing for September when I can go exploring places again without having to fight through hoards of schoolchildren …

    Emma / adventuresinfloral.co.uk

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      April
      August 15, 2016 at 9:35 pm

      I’m totally with you on that! The school holidays are my least favourite times of the year haha – and you can’t even leave the country because it’s just as bad everywhere else!
      xo April

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    Gemma Evans
    August 14, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I’m rather partial to a Katsu Curry at Wagamamas too — normally with a portion of garlic edamame (so hard to spell!!) beans on the side. They always offer a free green tea and I say yes even though I don’t like the taste, because it’s suppose to be good for you. Cream always goes on the top of a scone for me — my argument is that you wouldn’t put the cream underneath the jelly on a trifle 🙂 Exciting to see some van progress!

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      April
      August 15, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Oh my gosh – the edamame! SO good! I always get loads of their pickles and kimchi too. I can’t stand the taste of green tea, but I love that you order it anyway. Maybe one day you’ll grow to like it? I’ve never heard that argument before, but totally makes sense!
      xo April

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    Tamsyn Elizabeth
    August 15, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Great photos! I eat scones the Cornish way – clotted cream first, jam on top 😀
    I live just down the road from Durdle Door, it’s absolute mayhem this time of year but so worth it if you’re in the area – we usually walk down in Autumn, waves crashing on the shore, and few people as possible 😀

    Tamsyn Elizabeth | Peaches and Bear

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      April
      August 15, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      Ah, you’re so lucky to live so close to all the amazing beaches! That sounds amazing! We might have to return in the Autumn 🙂
      xo April

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