National Trust and English Heritage

For my birthday, in November last year, hubby bought a National Trust membership for us. We’ve visited a few before becoming members, but we were reluctant as there aren’t many properties around Liverpool. We were wrong. In less than 1 year, we’ve visited more than 10 properties, in day trips to North Wales, and around […]

Knowsley safari park

For hubby’s name day (he is so lucky, he has 2/year), he decided he wants to go to Knowsley safari park. I was surprised, as I’m the one suggesting this kind of things. We’ve been there last year and he enjoyed it very much, especially the lion enclosure. This Park is amazing, we didn’t even […]


How to relax and DE-stress in 30 minutes with less than £2. This is how feeding pigeons should sound like. I love feeding animals and having a huge park at only a 5 min drive means I do this quite often. Usually we feed the squirrels, pictures here. I also fed swans in Nantwich. For […]

Beeston Castle

Beeston Castle, called ‘Castle of the Rock’, offers amazing views over the Cheshire countryside. At the entrance there is a lot of information about the castle, as it is part of English Heritage. The way to the top is steep, so trainers are the best option. This family was so cute, the boy was a […]

Plas Newydd

“Enchanting mansion and gardens, with spectacular views of Snowdonia” is the description on National Trust website and I agree with them. The country house is beautiful and the views are exquisite. On the way to the property, we’ve stopped in Conwy, where we ate a beautiful cake and we visited The Smallest House in Great […]

The Smallest House in Great Britain

Yesterday we were on our way to a National Trust property in Anglesey, a new post will follow, when hubby realized we’ll pass by Conwy. Last time when we were in Conwy, visiting other NT properties, we discovered a small local bakery with delicious cakes. It’s called Popty Conwy Bakery and it’s near Aberconwy House, […]

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey is a National Trust estate near Manchester, it has a deer-park, beautiful gardens and a lovely house. This year marks the centenary of WW1 and the house was transformed again in a sanctuary for wounded soldiers. I had no idea the deers, even if they are still wild, they aren’t bothered by people. […]

Shopping in Manchester

We’ve been to Manchester a few times, but it was the first time we went shopping. We’ve started at Manchester Craft & Design Centre. There we’ve seen beautiful paintings and a lot of cute tea cozies. It was nice and quiet, as we’ve expected to be in a weekday morning. Then we’ve headed up to […]

Brimstage Maize Maze

The last few days we were busy with work, Saturday we went shopping and Sunday we’ve decided to stay in. Yesterday, at lunch we had a few hours and as I’ve read about Brimstage Maize Maze on a blog, we decided to give it a try. We’ve been to Brimstage Hall a few times, as […]

The Thatch, Nantwich

I learned about this pub from a friend. I had no idea we have a 500+ years old pub at an hour drive so we had to visit it. Although we don’t go often to pubs, we enjoy a lot the old ones. We have a very nice one in the Wirral, from the 17th […]