Well in my dreams this is where I live anyway. To see photo's of the inside of this fabulous home follow this link http://www.costaverde.com/727.html
Monday, 27 June 2011
My daughter has been studying the Tudors at school so we recently visited Sulgave Manor, a lovely Tudor house and the ancestral home of George Washington, the first President of America. The visit was a real insight to the Tudor lifestyle. My kids weren't impressed by the lack of toys the Tudors children had and where even less impressed when I explained that only rich kids would have toys, the young ones like them would be a working!
Friday, 24 June 2011
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Monday, 20 June 2011
Friday, 17 June 2011
Thursday, 16 June 2011
............well that's what my kids named it when they were little. Milton Keynes is a strange, mostly new place but it's not only about concrete cows and roundabouts (although I gather there are 106 roundabouts and two sets of concrete cows). Recently, I have decided I like living here because we have lots of green spaces, practically no traffic problems, great shopping, a lovely theatre, a fantastic art gallery AND it's bicycle friendly. We have Red Routes which means you don't have to cycle on the roads! As both my kids are now on two wheels I really appreciate the freedom to pedal safely for a picnic or to visit friends. The other night my hubby and I cycled to the pub and wobbled home feeling like teenagers! Previously, I only saw the negatives of living in a place that I hadn't really chosen to live in, we just kinda ended up here, but now I see more good than bad. They say to love someone/something, you have to love the flaws too!
The video above is the 1970's ad for Milton Keynes.
Monday, 13 June 2011
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
The Deda in Derby. Theresa Hempsall's exhibition in the CUBE gallery is a tasty, textural collection of work inspired by her culinary passion, her love of sewing, fabrics and yarns and her sense of humour. Using a variety of hand and machine stitching, tufting and appliqué, Theresa has produced a vibrant fusion of drawings, stitched canvases, embroideries and tufted rugs. If you are in the area pop in and see Theresa's work and meet her as she is conducting some demonstrations and workshops. Follow this link for the dates and times she will be in the gallery.
Thursday, 2 June 2011