Up & down

Yesterday I went on an excellent tour at our local national trust property, Nostell Priory. It was called “upstairs downstairs”, and we were able to see some parts of the house used by domestic servants in times gone by, that are not usually accessible to the public. I thoroughly recommend a visit if you’re ever in the area….

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Happy Easter!

First try at hot cross buns

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Easter egg trail at NT Nostell Priory

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Found the Easter rabbit

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And finally – remembered to change the clocks! Stolen from innocent – go drink a smoothie 😉

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My dream kitchen

Today we visited Penrhyn Castle in Bangor, which have amazing Victorian kitchens…

Huge pestle & mortar –

Amazing stove with spit – it was turned by a mechanism driven by heat from the fire – now thats clever –

Cool pans! –

They also had a seperate pie oven, a pastry kitchen with cool stone worktops, a dairy larder, an amazing pre-electric fridge and LOADS of other cool stuff! If you are in the area  I highly recommend a visit 🙂

 

Whoops!

Yes, it is only September, but today I bought this from our local national trust property, Nostell Priory. It was #1’s fault!!:

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