Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

This is the second location we’ve been to on our day trip to South Yorkshire, the other one was Conisbrough Castle. The mansion is beautiful, built in an Italian style with flat roof in 1860s. It was a family home for 120 years and English Heritage decided to keep the Hall as “found”. In the […]

The secret behind the mirror

I love secret hiding places and a tidy house, so I was so happy when I thought of transforming the mirror into a secret cupboard. For any guest the mirror might look like a regular one. They may also think that we are incredible tidy. Behind the mirror, hubby made a small cupboard. We can […]

Conisbrough Castle

Our day trip in South Yorkshire included 2 beautiful locations part of Enligh Heritage: Conisbrough Castle and Brodsworth Hall and Gardens. I made a short description of the Castle’s history. Conisbrough Castle more likely was built on a site that was first fortified by King William’s supporter William of Warenne, after the Norman Conquest. The […]

Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is on 8th March and we celebrated it as we are doing every year. This year I got a bunch of flowers from hubby, chrysanthemums, as usual. We had cake and we’ve been out. I wanted to go for a day in Blackpool, but in the morning it rained. We went to […]

British Pie Week

My regulars surely have noticed that hubby and I take every single opportunity to cook something special for any food related celebrations. For this year I baked 3 pies, a Shepherd’s Pie, an Apple pie and a disastrous Lemon Meringue pie. Vegan Shepherd’s pie. Didn’t plan to make it vegan, but I thought it’s better […]

Good things

Today is the International Women’s Day and, of course, it’s a perfect opportunity to celebrate with cake. I plan to make a Cookie&Cream cake, more about it next week. I’ve also got a lot of books from the library, cookbooks, hence the picture. Yoga. After a break because I had some issues with my knees […]

Packwood House

Packwood House is a beautiful and quirky Tudor house in the Midlands, part of the National Trust. Built in the 16th century, it has the period charm. It was the first time I’ve seen a wall solar clock, very interesting. Isn’t this a beautiful door? Looks fairy-like, a little magical. The interior of the house […]

Dunham Massey gardens

A few days ago, on 1st March, we went for a walk in the gardens at Dunham Massey and I want to share the pictures. Going to see the snowdrops is so appealing for me. Last year we’ve been to Chirk Castle, another place packed with snowdrops. Hubby took the opportunity to dress as a […]

What makes a happy marriage… happy

In a few months we’ll celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary. I’ve met hubby when I turned 20, 12 years ago and we’ve been together ever since. Before meeting him in a train I had boyfriends, like most young girls. The same can be said about hubby, obviously. I really believe that this is one of […]

Blogger event

This weekend I attended my first event for bloggers, it took a while to write the post, but here it is. I mentioned the event before, when I received the invite as I was so excited about this. Katie from Curvaceous Beauty organized the event and she did an amazing job. The event was held […]