Cycling and camping trips

This trip is the second trip Simon Dawson has organised. Contributing on the catering side, it was a fun experience to brainstorm about feeding a big group of peeps. Each trip progresses, in terms of efficiency and speed. Matt and I have camped countless times in Europe and here in China, when it comes to food, we know exactly what we want: a hot cheesy pasta. Which sometimes for a big number of people is rather less feasible.

So for this time I came out with this menu:

  • Dinner: cheeseburgers with homemade patties (made patties a day before), the classic mac+cheese and jacket potatoes
  • Nibbles: tried the chocolatey banana split and the ultimate marshmallows on sticks. Subsequently Spencer and the guys went out for more tatties and fire wood, bless them!
  • Breakfast: omelette in bags (Ida and I tried this a day before, with Ida’s meticulous skill on checking the eggs) and quick oats.

Thank you internet for providing accessible online recipes and made recipes research a lot easier. What kind of excitement for the next one? Contact Simon Dawson if you are interested, May the 16th and 17th.


Good to have a beer with view before cracking on with the cooking and stuff!



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Pick-a-Something Purple Photo Walk

The weekend.

The weather is nice but I am injured, so am not capable on joining the morning cycle with the boys. So yesterday I had a last minute idea about going to a photo walk. Pick-a-something challenge, means I picked a colour and spent an hour hunted and papped anything with a chosen colour. I chose purple, not earth and ubiquitous colour so that it forced me to consciously kept on looking. Qingqing joined me and chose green. Taking place in Gu Luo (The Drum Tower), Ningbo. I was really impressed on how fast my eyes are able to scan objects and find THE colour. 

Here are some of my favourite shots.

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