Monday, 21 August 2017

T is for Inchie and Tag Tuesday

Hello Everyone and happy new week to you. Thank you for your visit and for any comments as well. Always great to hear from you.

Every Inchie Monday has 'seagull' as the theme this week and there are thousands of them where I live. 

My inchies banner so far--mainly for Elizabeth  who loves to see the inchies and encouraged me to update the banner. Here it is on the floor of my craft room 

Adding this to Moo Mania and More--just in time for their Banners Challenge

Time for a new theme at Tag Tuesday and this time the theme 'Back to School' was chosen by Our lovely Michele.

This tag means a lot to me as it was the first time I had gone to a school in the real sense of the word. The city where I was born and lived had been badly bombed so we were moved to a new steel house on the outskirts of the city. No schools, no shops, no anything just houses. When I first reached school age we were all ages being taught together in the a community hall, then we were selected to go by bus to a far away school but that didn't last long. My mum and dad decided that education was more important than a modern house so we moved back into the city to live in my grandma and granddad's house and I finally got to go to 'my school'

Elizabeth and Bluebeard are inviting everyone to join them as always for T Day where every Tuesday you can join some of the most friendly bloggers in Blogland with a drinks related post.

Here I am having a 'quickie' meal in York. It consisted of a choice of meat/meats, vegetables and gravy all in a large Yorkshire pudding with a drink in a cardboard cup. The drink was coke. I had turkey so got cranberry sauce on the side. The place in York is called The Hog Roast. Not posh at all but they are popular so usually very busy.

Yorkshire pudding has become all sorts of weird things over the years but when I was child we had it at Sunday lunch and it was eaten on it's own before the main course. It was made in the roasting tin after the meat had been taken out. Everyone got a square of the delicious pudding with lots of thick meaty gravy. My gran used to get up at 5 am on Sunday just to mix and beat the batter to make sure it would rise enough when she poured it into the meat tin for Sunday Lunch. My daughter makes wonderful Yorkshire pudding and I buy Auntie Bessie's frozen ones :0) That means I didn't teach her everything she knows even though she says I did.

Happy T Day everyone

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Love the inchie, gulls and ravens are our most frequent birds here, too. Nice tag for Tag Tuesday, too, especially when it has a lot of meaning for you. Your food looks great, haven't had Yorkshire pudding for a long time, as soon as the weather gets cold I will make one for myself! Happy Monday, have a good week, Happy T Day tomorrow, hugs, Valerie

  2. I am glad to see your inchie banner. it looks great. And your back to school tag is great. I hope that girl is all ready for her ABC's and all that go with that. Hugs-Erika

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your inchie banners with us. This is turning out to be a huge project, and soon you will be out of floor space to share them. They are turning out to be a real time consuming effort this year.

    I adore your tag for Tag Tuesday. Your story touched my heart and I was so impressed with this tag. Of course, the topic is one of my favorites, too.

    I swear that looks more like a full blown meal than a quickie to me. I remember my grandmother made Yorkshire Pudding many Sundays for many years. She once told me if the batter didn't rise over the pan, she considered it a failure.

    Thanks for sharing your fabulous inchies (including your seagull), your great school tag, along with your turkey on Yorkshire pudding and coke with us for T this Tuesday. Loved your explanation of Yorkshire pudding, too.

  4. beautiful seagull and inchie banner. your tag is so very special and i'm glad you have that happy memory. i've never had a yorkshire pudding but i'd like to! have a great week! xo

  5. Lovely seagull and an adorable inchie banner - would fit MM&M as well.
    You were and you are a LOVELY pretty girl!!!
    Your tag is beautiful!
    Happy T-Day!
    oxo Susi

  6. Great inchie and banner, awesome creativity from yu as always. Oh Chrissie what a BIG meal you have there...xx[aNNie]

  7. I loved seeing your inchie banner, it looks amazing and your seagull is a wonderful addition! I had to smile at your comment as we have lots of seagulls here too ...Lol 😉. Your tag is adorable, you look so happy and thanks for sharing the memories! Mmm, Yorkshire pudding is so yummy and your meal looks delicious, your choice reminded me of Christmas as I always make Yorkshires to go with our turkey dinner ... lol 😁. Happy T Day! J 😊

  8. A sweet tag and a touching story Chrissie. Love the seagull and your banner-wow is that impressive! I have never had nor made a Yorkshire pudding but it sounds like a light and nice bit to have with a meal that has gravy. Cheers and happy T day!

  9. What a lovely seagull! Love his blue eye... Storms blowing in here .. not sure how long i'll have computer reception but i wanted to tell you i love your school age photo tag... and lovely seeing you have your delicious looking lunch. Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

  10. Your inchie banner looks amazing Chrissie, so much detail.
    The tag is fantastic and I enjoyed reading your school memories.
    We had a huge Yorkshire recently as well..shop bought but filled with sausage and gravy. Your looked delicious.
    I had a friend who liked to have Yorkshires cold, spread with jam, but we never had any left ever to try that.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

  11. me again to say thank you for linking to Moo Mania & More dear Chrissie!
    Happy evening!

  12. Your inchie banner is fabulous Chrissie! You are so good at creating the little pieces of art. Also your tag and story is interesting and the food looks tasty :) Take care, Shirleyxx

  13. A wonderful seagul, a gorgeous Inchie banner und a terrific tag, dear Chrissie.

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

  14. Your story of growing up in war-torn England is heart wrenching, Chrissie. Bless your parents for putting your education first. I love your tag and seeing you as a happy young girl. The traditional Yorkshire pudding sounds delicious! And your inchie banner is darling ;-)

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

  15. It's interesting to hear what people's childhoods were like, and I enjoyed the story about yours. That meal is too big to be a "quickie" :) Happy T Tuesday

  16. What a lovely post Crissie, and such a beautiful smile you have. Yorkshire Pudding sounds interesting.......being that I'm born and raised in the s
    States ;)
    LOVE your inchie banner, clever idea to use them this way.
    Happy T-day

  17. Love love your inchie banner- adorable! Such a sweet tag and thanks for sharing your story...
    I've always wanted to try Yorkshire pudding. Happy T day!

  18. Seagulls. We sometimes call them Dump Ducks because they frequented the landfills. Your inchie banners are so cute. How cute and proud you look in your school uniform. I went to a parochial school and we had to wear white, short-sleeved blouses with a Peter Pan collar, too. Yorkshire pudding sounds like a wonderful comfort food. I've never had it. As close to it as I've gotten are popovers.

  19. Loved your post-the inchies are too cute on the banner, loved your back to school tag with your personal story-and loved the photo of you and the yorkshire pudding. that is something I have never had the opportunity to try-always sounded good. Happy T Day Kathy

  20. I love the stories! The Yorkshire pud looks amazing! I really miss having it. It was one of the many things that I miss from England. I love the idea of the banner!

  21. What a fun post! I love your inchie. I am also loving the idea of a banner - what a great way to display them. I am not sure I would have a place to hang it or I might "borrow" your idea. I also love the tag and your story. The food looks great also. Here in the southern US, have never had the chance to taste Yorkshire pudding. Looks yum though!

  22. sorry for being late, i was out of town...
    your inchie banner is fantastic! and i love this tag and the Story around it! you are looking so beautiful!
    smiles, johanna

  23. Awesome inchie banner!! What a cute schoolgirl you were - I love the picture of you and the story that goes with it. The touches of blue are perfect for the tag.

  24. Great inchie, and love your tag and the story to go with it. Yorkshire pudding, they don't know what they are missing.
    Hugs Wendy

  25. I didn't realise that I had missed this! Your tag is fabulous and loved your story of your 'school'Great inchie once again! When we visited York the queues for Hog Roast were quite long! Hugs, Chrisx

  26. Great idea to use the inchies on a banner! I love Yorkshire pudding, husband is not keen on roast beef so I never get any these days but have fond memories of the ones my mum & my gran would make. If there was extra batter gran would add rhubarb to it and we'd have rhubarb drop for afters or even drizzle golden syrup over the top!!!


  27. You have certainly generated a lot of foodie memories with your HUGE yorkie...I have never seen one used as a trencher before...wish I'd thought of that back when my boys were at that Billy Bunter appetite stage! I rarely make it these days, but have very fond memories of my mothers efforts. Your seagull head is lovely, and your inchie banner is fabulous!

  28. WOW your banner is coming along very nicely xx


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