The Anti Dairy Fairy

Pictures of Stonehenge
June 30, 2007, 5:40 pm
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If you want to sample the delights of the Solstice 2007 google Solstice 2007 bbc wiltshire photos.


Stonehenge and all that
June 27, 2007, 3:13 pm
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Well, we are now back from our hols and even though it was only a short break, it was worthwhile.

We started off on Wednesday evening (20th), packed the car and off we went to Stonehenge to see in the Solstice – along with 20,000 other nutters – and it was soooo good. If you love people watching this is the place to be, there was such a cross section of people there, you had your normal bods, foreign tourists, families, students, ageing hippies, new hippies and of course the Druids, mustn’t forget them. I have to say one of my favourite sights was the bloke who had pointy ears like Mr. Spock. It was also really nice being ‘high fived’ by a stranger who just wanted to be friendly, why can’t people always get on like this, it’s not that hard if we all try!

We managed to get right inside the inner circle of the rings and waited and watched for the sun to rise. It was a real crush and one lady was shouting tributes to “Willy Hall’ or Wally Holt or someone whilst blowing a horn. The bongo drums played and everyone waited expectantly. All of a sudden the drums beat faster and there was shouting and cheering as the sun eventually appeared, it was a bit half hearted and only peeped out for about 2 minutes but nobody seemed to mind, everyone was having a good time, there was no agro and it was just so nice to be there. It sounds really corny but there is definitely something mystical about that place and you really get caught up in it.

If you get a chance to do this go for it, it is such a nice experience, even more so because it was so good natured and it is free. The parking is extremely well organised and everyone is happy so just go for it.

I can now tick that off the list of things to do before I die – that’s not to say I won’t do it again – and move on to the next thing.

We then went to Bath and W.Wales for the rest of our break and luckily we found some sunshine most days. We walked the coastal path between Abaraeron and New Quay which seemed like a good idea at the time, 7 miles later I was so glad to have arrived and had to tell Andy that there was no way I was walking the same way back, it was going to have to be a bus or taxi. It was a fabulous walk but not an easy one, up hill and down dale, across streams etc., but hard work and not for the faint hearted.

Anyway, home again now and work beckons so we now have to plan for our trip to the S. France/N. Spain in September when we want to go and watch some of the Rugby World Cup, can’t wait.


The ADF will be away on her hols for a week.
June 19, 2007, 1:15 pm
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Hurrah, I am off on my hols for a week.

 My husband and I – oooh how grand –  are commencing our holiday with a visit to Stonehenge to welcome in the Summer Solstice and then we are off to Bath for the day and then onwards for a few days at Aberaeron to sample the delights of the Harbour Master Hotel.   Hopefully it will be lovely even though the forecast is glum.   Do we care, no not a bit, it beats work any day.

Ta ra for now.


If only I could get the fudge to set…
June 13, 2007, 11:32 am
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Well it’s Ella’s birthday today so I thought I would give her a treat and make her some dairy free fudge.

I had recently spoken to a chap selling dairy free fudge and picked his brains about how he did it and his words were “I just use dairy free ingredients and make it exactly the same” so I thought hah, I can do that.

The thing is that I CAN’T, I used dairy free ingredients and followed the recipe out of my ‘Dairy Book of Family Cookery’! I did everything by the book but will the fudge set, no it won’t and so instead of a lovely bag of fudge, Ella now has a jar of fudge sauce that she can put on her diary free ice cream.

So if anyone out there can shed light on why this wouldn’t set I would be very grateful.

This dairy free cooking is a minefield.


Smoothie recipe from Daily Mail
June 8, 2007, 11:00 am
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My husband tells me that someone is suing a large company over a smoothy that gave him an erection that he could not get rid of.

For anyone trying the smoothie recipe below which I got from the Daily Mail, please note I have not tried this recipe yet, have no idea if it tastes nice or if it has any unwanted “side effects” and therefore take no responsibility for any unwanted erections or other side effects whatsoever. If you try this recipe then you do so at your own volition.

I just passed on what I read in the paper as my son suffers with arthitis in his hands and I thought it may help.


This sounded nice
June 7, 2007, 9:48 am
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I love smoothies and thought this one sounded like it would be really nice and it also is supposed to be good for arthitis so as age is creeping on thought I would give it a try.   Also passed this to Pub as he has problems with arthitis in his hands due to all his rugby injuries and the metal he now has in them keeping them together :-

Blend together 1/4 grapefruit (pink or white), 1/4 pineapple, 1 apple, 1 small handful of blackberries, 1 inch slice cucumber and 1/2 inch of fresh ginger.     Apparently this juice is high in B vitamins and folic acid.

Studies have shown that this can relieve stiffness in the joints of the hand.

This was courtesy of The Daily Mail.    Am going to give it a go.


The Allergy Show
June 1, 2007, 10:52 am
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Just in case anyone is interested THE ALLERGY SHOW is on from Friday 15 June – Sunday 17 June at London’s Olympia. You can see all about it on

I think a visit to that is in order.