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Wedding Wednesday: cake!

One of the stars of the show on the wedding day has got to be the cake! Traditionally made of fruit cake, today’s wedding cakes are now based on the couple’s own flavour preferences. Some couples choose to have a tower of cupcakes or doughnuts. The wedding colour scheme may be incorporated. Fruit cake was […]

The Angel’s Mark by S.W. Perry

  I couldn’t wait to start this book set in Elizabethan England in the 1590s. I was not disappointed: it was brilliant! The main character Nicholas Shelby is a physician and one day he attends a lecture where a young boy’s body is dissected. Nicholas is convinced the child was murdered but he cannot find […]

#MySundayPhoto Netley Abbey

On Saturday, we headed to Southampton to go to a wedding blessing ceremony (see yesterday’s #project365 for a pic of Matthew with an owl!) but on the way we decided to stop off at Netley Abbey. It was so beautiful and tranquil. It was also the first time I hadn’t taken out my Nikon and […]

Stepping back in time at the Weald and Downland Living Museum

One of the places that we loved in Wales was St Fagans. It made me nostalgic for a place that I remember from school trips as a child so last weekend we headed there: the Weald and Downland Living Museum (or Open Air Museum as I knew it from my childhood) We asked my parents […]

Sunday Funday at Orleans House Gallery

We recently visited Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham thanks to West London Wonders and had a brilliant time that made us want to explore more of their partner venues. Close by, on the bank of the River Thames is Orleans House Gallery. Once a magnificent stately home, now only a single extraordinary room remains: the […]

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