#LittleMoments – 5 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

This is going to be my last weekย of responsibility free life. From here on in it all gets real. It’ll soon be time to focus on this new little life that we’ve created and put our energies into raising her the best we can. Shape her world and mould her into someone we’ll be proud […]

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The Moated Baddesley Clinton

Back in June we took a little road trip. The sun was shining once again and beckoned us to spend a day outdoors. We drove to the nearby county of Warwickshire and home to one of only two surviving examples of a medieval moated manor house here in the UK. Baddesley Clinton. I can’t help […]

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The Plough Inn – Hathersage

After a spectacular day gliding with the Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club we were keen to find somewhere nice where we could sit outside and make the most of the warm summer evening whilst eating dinner. We travelled back up the road towards Hathersage, in the direction of a lovely looking inn we had spotted […]

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One Pot Summer Roast Chicken

This has got to be the easiest, tastiest chicken recipe in the world. Definitely a new favourite of mine and once you’ve tried it I’m sure it will be on your list too! This recipe makes succulent, perfect, golden, crispy skinned roast chicken andย the most flavoursome, juice soaked potatoes. You don’t even need to make […]

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Troisgros Brothers – Mother Carles’ Potatoes

Anyone who knows me knows that I have an extensive cookbook collection. None of these are valued as much as my collection of old French ones and in this selection is one that I particularly love. The Nouvelle Cuisine of Jean and Pierre Troisgros. The Troisgros brothersย trained at Lucas-Carton in Paris, one of the best […]

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The perfect day to glide up, up and away

Gliding has long been an activity that has warranted being checked off of our list of to do’s. Living in Derbyshire we regularly spot gliders up in the air and every time we do we get giddy watching them and end up saying how much we wish we could have a go. So that’s exactly […]

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Honey And Wine Baked Peaches

Peaches say one thing to me. Summer. They encapsulate the fresh, sweetness of these glorious months we now find ourselves in. The scent of these summer fruits wafting through the house is enough to put a smile on anybodies face. Not only that, but they are a delight to sink your teeth into, the flavours […]

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Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

This is by far one of the easiest, tastiest salads I’ve ever had. Simplicity itself. My honey mustard chicken salad fits the bill perfectly for a lazy summer lunch out in the garden. Especially on these warm days we’ve been having so many of at the moment. Mustardy chicken with sweet notes of honey in […]

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The Gardens of Packwood House

One thing that the UK do well are country houses with country gardens. We are blessed with some absolutely gorgeous homes, many of them owned and maintained by the National Trust and open for all to visit and enjoy. It’s always a pleasure getting to visit another one of their stunning properties and that has […]

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Why You Need To Spend 24 Hours In Carcassonne

When trying to think of somewhere to go for a weekend away in Europe most people immediately think of capital cities. Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Brussels, Vienna. All perfectly good places to visit, but often you find that a weekend just isn’t long enough to explore them. This time we wanted to venture somewhere off the […]

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