London in June

Before the cooler weather comes, I wanted to share some snaps from the sunny days of summer in the city. We went to the Duck & Waffle at Heron Tower for my moms birthday brunch with some friends in June. We parked at the O2 and then took the clipper up the Thames to Tower… Continue reading London in June

Photo Diary: National Showcaves Centre for Wales

The last full day of our time in Wales back in July was spent as the National Showcaves Centre for Wales. Now I'm not going to lie, I have no facts or info to share on this place at all. Before going I checked out the website a little but that was all. It was… Continue reading Photo Diary: National Showcaves Centre for Wales

Little Reads for the Spooky Season

I absolutely love this time of the year! I love the crispness of the air, slowly being able to layer up and enjoy the outside still. I think my favourite thing to do in this cooler season is to either find a cafe or go the pub for breakfast and enjoy some grub and tea,… Continue reading Little Reads for the Spooky Season

Chatsworth Garden | Canal Pond, Great Fountain and More

Our last stop of our long, tiring day was the Canal Pond and other features of the South Lawn. We were pretty lucky as we reached this point just before the fountains were shut off for the day. Bearded Boyfriend was beyond tired and I was only surviving off a sugar rush from some party… Continue reading Chatsworth Garden | Canal Pond, Great Fountain and More

The Mad Women’s Ball, Victoria Mas

A historical novel centred around the institutionalised women of Paris, The Mad Women's Ball revolves around The Salpetriere Asylum in 1885 and the women there. Dr Charcot is known throughout Paris for his work and demonstrations of hypnotism on the women of the asylum, but these women are usually those that have gone against the… Continue reading The Mad Women’s Ball, Victoria Mas

Chatsworth Garden | Cascade, Willow Tree & Paxton’s Rock Garden

Cascade & Cascade Temple Probably the most well-known feature in the garden, the Cascade was designed by Grillet, a French hydraulics engineer with experience of designing for Louis XIV, King of France and was completed in 1696. It was later torn up in 1702 with the aim of making it longer and steeper than its… Continue reading Chatsworth Garden | Cascade, Willow Tree & Paxton’s Rock Garden

Chatsworth Garden | Great Conservatory, Maze & other gems

After we enjoyed the Rock Garden, we started to flag a little and needed a bit of a break but the excitement of a maze had bearded boyfriend more than enthusiastic so we continued on. We got lost numerous times, and with flagging energy I was less than impressed but eventually we made it to… Continue reading Chatsworth Garden | Great Conservatory, Maze & other gems

Books I’ve Bought Lately

I've been away a lot recently -well twice, but for me that's a lot! We had a wedding and went camping in the Peak District at the end of May-beginning of June, and then we went away to the Brecon Beacons with some friends in July. Of course, it doesn't matter where we go I… Continue reading Books I’ve Bought Lately

Chatsworth Garden | The Stables, Paxton’s Glasshouse and Other Gems

The Park and full estate of Chatsworth is incredibly large and I feel like it would be impossible if not, incredibly tiring to do in one day. The estate is home to sheep, cattle, and red and fallow deer. It also houses a working farm and a playground that you can visit although we stuck… Continue reading Chatsworth Garden | The Stables, Paxton’s Glasshouse and Other Gems

The Beautiful Ones, Silvia Moreno-Garcia

5 Stars!!! The Beautiful Ones are those high, desirable socialites with illustrious names and many trying to join their level of prominence in society. For most women, this is through marriage and with the Grand Season upon everyone in the city of Loisail, everyone is trying to make a desirable match; including Nina. Under the… Continue reading The Beautiful Ones, Silvia Moreno-Garcia