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Michael Schumacher

When I saw yesterday, on FB, that Schumacher had another accident, this time skying I was shocked and I hope he will recover as always. I remember when he had the accident in 1999, I was watching the race and I told my mother it was Schumacher’s car before it was announced. He had a […]


This weekend we went to MOSI, the Science Museum in Manchester. After time&money wasted at Thinktank in Birmingham I had very low expectations and the fact that it was free (we were asked for a voluntary donation) made a difference. After visiting it, I can say the two museums can’t be compared. MOSI is very […]

Vegetarian Christmas

This is what we’ve prepared for this year’s Christmas. Hubby had 2 additional dishes with meat, but I didn’t show them here. Hubby insisted on the Romanian dishes, as he likes them. I preferred the other ones, less traditional. These are blue cheese canapes. The base is shop bought, filled with a mixture of Stilton […]

Christmas decorations

The Christmas tree is ready! We put our stockings on the fireplace and we’ve got a poinsettia. We need a sign with “Santa please stop here” and we are ready for Christmas.

Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill

Yesterday we went to Quarry Bank Mill, near Manchester. Hubby forgot to take the camera, so he took pictures with the phone. I was very impressed with the mill, it was even better than expected. The staff were very helpful, they showed us how different things worked. This is the apprentice house. We had a […]

Speke Hall

I’ve been so busy in October and November, that I didn’t have time to write anything. We had a lot of events, a “creepy” house for Halloween, hubby’s birthday and my birthday and we’ve changed the car. Now, that finally things are starting to settle down, I have more time to post on my blog […]


Erddig is a beautiful early 18th-century country house, in Wales. As part of National Trust, it is very well preserved. It was very nice to see the life they had downstairs, the kitchen, laundry, stables. From time to time it’s possible to take a horse carriage ride. I would have loved to do that, but […]

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

We’ve visited Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wrexham, Wales. The name means “the bridge that connects”. It is very impressive to see it. It has 18 piers and 19 arches and the River Dee runs beneath it. It was designed by Thomas Telford and William Jessop was the canal engineer involved in this project. The building started […]

My boy

Usually I post pictures of Festus on his blog, but I really love this one, he was looking at me.


We stayed in Birmingham for a week, having a trade show. On Festus’s blog I wrote about the accommodation, perfect for our needs. The house was at a 15 min drive to NEC and 20 min drive to Birmingham city center, but in a small village. I loved the local pub, we went there twice […]