Country Life, Garden

Springtime Blossom & Cherry Trees!

Is there any more pretty a sight at this time of year than seeing the beautiful blossom of the ornamental cherry tree?  One minute everywhere is dull and grey with skeletal trees wherever you look and then overnight there is this burst of colour! We planted the majority of trees in our garden back in… Continue reading Springtime Blossom & Cherry Trees!

Garden

Roses – The Prettiest of Flowers!

Is there any more perfect a symbol of summertime in your garden than the heavily scented and sumptuous blooms of roses?  While they exhibit an old fashioned charm, they are suited to even the most contemporary of gardens and are the centre of attention in so many flower arrangements.  In fact, I would go so… Continue reading Roses – The Prettiest of Flowers!

Lifestyle, Travel

La Dolce Vita – Weekend in Rome

We got married in Rome in 1997 and so it will always have a special place in our hearts.  We have been back a number of times since then but until last weekend it had been eight years since our last visit... Weekend city breaks abroad have been few and far between for us over… Continue reading La Dolce Vita – Weekend in Rome

Baking, Family Food

Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Cake

We all know that the way to the heart of the one you love is through their stomach and so I've decided to include a recipe for Red Velvet Cake as a way of celebrating Valentine's Day for all of you love birds out there!! 🙂 I asked a friend at work for this recipe… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Cake

Home Tour/Interiors

Country Home Style: Building Our New ‘Old’ House

The house we live in today is not in the style we had first thought up when designing our dream home.  In fact, what we wanted was something more in the Arts & Crafts style which is seen so much throughout the English Countryside.  Unfortunately, or fortunately for us, the Planners over here had different… Continue reading Country Home Style: Building Our New ‘Old’ House