I’m very found of birds of prey. Two years ago I hold for the first time an owl, a tawny owl… Pippin. This year I had the pleasure to hold that same bird!! I must admit I didn’t recognize it, but when the owner told me his name I knew it was the same owl. […]

Chedworth Roman Villa

Chedworth Roman Villa is the largest roman ruin within UK. It was built in the 4th century and it had a lot of additions and the very impressive roman technology. The Villa was discovered 150 years ago by a Victorian gamekeeper. As it is so far from us, is unlikely that we’ll have a chance […]

Crocodiles zoo

I love crocodiles! They are amazing creatures, real survivors, great predators, with incredible abilities. After seeing on TV about the crocodile zoo, Crocodiles of the world, I had to go. Loved everything, the enclosures look nice and the staff is enthusiastic. This reptile, a lace monitor, was so active. He was going up the tree […]

Camping trip

This weekend we’ve been camping, taking advantage of the bank holiday and we had some things to do there anyway. I found a nice camping site near Ascot, less than an hour from London (commuter’s dream 😀 😀 ). I’m very happy with our new tent. We had another one, but that one was smaller […]

Easter menu

This Easter’s menu included, as usual, “traditional” Romanian dishes and English ones. We’ve got hot cross buns from the supermarket, as I didn’t have enough time to try to make them at home. We had to share the bun on Easter, as the tradition dictates. Drob, it’s a Romanian terrine with lots of spring onion. […]


We’ve visited York during our holiday. I loved the wall with daisies. In two towers there are 2 museums: Henry the VII experience and Richard III experience. We’ve been to the 2nd one and it was interesting. It’s not much to see, obviously, but there are a lot of info panels. We didn’t take the […]

Fountains Abbey and Ripon

We walked Festus before visiting the Abbey. We took a lot of pictures, see here on his blog. Fountains Abbey is an old Cistecian monastery, built over 800 years ago, during the reign of Henry I. We’ve learned a lot about it’s history during the guided tour. It was very enjoyable and the lady told […]

Fair in Harrogate

At the beginning of April I’ve been at a trade fair in Harrogate. It was the 2nd time we’ve been to Harrogate, but this time we’ve stayed for a week and we had a few days of holiday. Festus enjoyed himself the whole week, pictures here. The fair was interesting, different than the ones at […]

Day trip

Yesterday we’ve made a day trip to Anglesey, Wales. As hubby took a lot of pictures, I’ve decided to make 3 more posts about the places we’ve visited. Our first stop was South Stack Cliffs, see more on my blog. This is where I though we can have a lovely morning watching the birds and […]

Penrhyn castle

Penrhyn was the fist 19th century castle that we’ve visited. It was very interesting to see it. We’ve arrived at 3.30pm and there wasn’t enough time to visit all, so we’ll have to visit it again the future. The family made their fortune from sugar cane plantations and later, from slate mines in Wales. They […]