Monday, July 24

My week in pictures #230

(from top left) Sunday roast on a Monday night - the best thing! Mapping in the Sunshine on Tuesday. The sheep watching me work. Getting all the attention from Bernie even if I'm trying to use my laptop. My friend introduced me to "What We Do in the Shadows" and it was hilarious. Fish and chips at a local pub on Saturday night as a treat.
This week I managed to tick another five days off my mapping project but it has been hard work. I feel like I have to work all the time plus I'm knackered already. It hasn't been all bad this week though. My boyfriend booked flights to Gdansk for when I get back so we can spend some quality time together. If anyone has any blog posts I'd love for you to link them below.

The sun was shining on Tuesday so we finished early and went to the beach, paddling in the sea and playing with the dog - it was the perfect summer evening. On Thursday we decided to take the day off - we were tired after three days in the field and the rain was pouring so we had the perfect lazy day catching up on Game of Thrones.

My week finished off with fish and chips at the Rhiconich hotel before coming back to watch a movie at the cottage. Sunday was chilled too - I got plenty of research done for my mapping area, went for a walk in the sunshine and made a delicious curry for tea. We then sat up too late playing Cards Against Humanity and laughing so much!

I can't believe I'm two weeks into my mapping project already! Only five more to go then it is time to go home.

This week on G is for Gingers: Spelt and Sunflower Dog Biscuits

Thursday, July 20

Spelt and Sunflower Dog Biscuits

As part of my sponsor a dog pack from The Dogs Trust they sent me a recipe card months ago and I've been meaning to make them since. I don't dog biscuits as often as I'd link anymore but my boys appreciate it when I do. These ones don't have any nasty ingredients in them so thats a bonus too.

You will need:

50g of sunflower seeds
200g of spelt flour
1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed (linseed)
5 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon of fresh rosemary
150ml of milk

Chop the sunflower seeds so they are in smaller pieces, chop the rosemary and parsley finely and set aside. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well - transfere onto a floured surface and kneed together until well combined. 

Roll into ping pong ball sized balls and place on a baking tray. Push your finger into the center and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 30 minutes.

They smelled good enough for humans to eat too - I think they would go perfectly with cheese. My dogs really enjoyed them anyway.

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See my other dog biscuit recipes here: Tasty Homemade Microwave Dog Biscuits | Colourful Vegetable Dog Treats

Sunday, July 16

My week in pictures #229

(From Top Left) I think Tuesday beat my all time step record - I was so tired at the end of the day. Sitting at the edge of Scotland. Looking at the rocks on at Sango Bay this week. I finished watching Sneaky Pete this weekend and love it. 
I'm slightly worried that these updates are going to get very samey for the next seven weeks so I'm going to try and keep them short and sweet. We went to meet our mapping advisor on Monday afternoon in Durness. He showed us some of the local rocks and we talked more about what we are going to do for the next seven weeks. 

After that we managed to do four full days of mapping - the weather at the start of the week was beautiful and the thought of spending everyday at the beach was a joy. It almost made the hard work worth it and we are now determined to swimming in the beautiful, clear blue sea.

By the time the weekend came around we were knackered so took Saturday and Sunday off. While my friends went to meet their mum (and collect their dog) I stayed in the cottage and did nothing all day! The weather was awful so I felt like it was justified. 

The weather on Sunday wasn't much better but at least it wasn't raining so we took the dog to the beach. The sea was dark grey and very stormy which made for some atmospheric pictures. Sunday was supposed to be a roast dinner but someone forgot to add the chicken to the online order so I'm not sure what the plan is - apart from I need an early night. 

I've been keeping Instagram updated about our geoliday (geology holiday!?) so give me a follow there to see all my photos - @ginger_claire

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