July

July Roundup

We’ve had a few weeks of intense heat, so I definitely must mention them in this July Roundup. I’m not too keen on hot weather and tanning, so I’ve used huge amounts of SPF 50 sunscreen these days. The heat made us look for alternative activities and we’ve been kayaking a lot. Besides this, I’ve […]

Michael Eden at Waddesdon Manor

Michael Eden at Waddesdon Manor

Michael Eden’s Form & Transform collection at Waddesdon Manor is so beautiful I thought it deserves a special post. I will talk about the manor another time. Michael Eden was born in 1955, in Blackburn, Lancashire. He trained as a potter, before completing an MPhil at Royal Collefe of Art. Using 3D modelling and printing, […]

Kaliakra, Bulgaria

Kaliakra, Bulgaria

Next post in my Travel Memories Series is about Kaliakra, Bulgaria. We’ve been to Kaliakra with Festus, so you’ll be able to see him in the pictures. The site is dog friendly and I loved that. Cape Kaliakra is located in northeastern Bulgaria. It is only 60 km of Varna and 80 km of Constanta, […]

Why you should NOT drive before these doing 3 things

Why you should NOT drive before these doing 3 things

With a lovely summer on the way, we are doing more and more trips. Last month we’ve been to Oxfordshire for a short holiday, now we are thinking of having some days out, especially during the weekends. Also, we’ve been kayaking and that involves an hour drive to the beach and back. So, taking care […]

Fiction or Non-Fiction

Fiction or Non-Fiction?

I love reading. The question is now, do I prefer fiction or Non-fiction? For years I though I would rather read stories, novels, fiction. It seems is not quite true. Two years ago I was wondering if I failed in my reading challenge, or, better said, how much I failed in it. See the details […]

First World Nightmares

First World Nightmares

My husband and I have nightmares sometimes, although they are more like bad dreams, and not actually nightmares where we end up screaming. Because they are so mundane, I had to call them First World Nightmares. As both have something in common, I though it will be fun to share them on my blog. I […]

passiflora in bloom

My Passiflora

Today I’m going to talk about my Passiflora. My mother send a pack of passiflora seeds a bit over five years ago. My husband and I planted the seeds and, from all, one picked up and grew and grew. After an year or so, we’ve moved to our new home and we took the passiflora […]

The White House, Bladon

The White House, Bladon

The White House, Bladon is the next pub I visited this year. It is a lovely 16th century pub in the Bladon village, near Woodstock in Oxfordshire. You can see a bit more on their website. The staff is friendly. The only thing I wasn’t very happy with is that there wasn’t a bit more about […]

11 Things I Learned In 11 Years of Marriage

11 Things I Learned In 11 Years of Marriage

Recently we’ve celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary, as is obvious from the name of the post. Some of the things I mentioned in my post, 11 Things I Learned In 11 Years of Marriage, I knew before. But only after a long time, you can fully understand the impact these things have on the marriage. […]

The Oxfordshire Museum. Garden

The Oxfordshire Museum

The Oxfordshire Museum, also known as Oxfordshire County Museum is a small, free museum in the town of Woodstock. It was close to the camping site, so it was a perfect place to go to. We went there in the afternoon, on the day we’ve got to the camping site. It was too late in […]