John Soanes Museum London

On a rainy afternoon in London, we visited the John Soanes Museum at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3B. We took the tube to Tottenham Court Road and walked to the museum. I am not exactly an...

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Chelsea Flower Show – Bloomin Marvelous!

Anybody who knows me well knows how much I love flowers. In addition to my love of fresh flowers, I have so many items of clothing, bedding, household linens, table linens, etc. adorned with...

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Lusty Beg Island – Ireland’s Best Kept Secret

Lusty Beg Island – Ireland’s Best Kept Secret We visited Ireland in 2023, and I wanted to find a place of peace and quiet after a turbulent year in my life. I asked around, and the Island of...

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Anybody who knows me well knows how much I love flowers. In addition to my love of fresh flowers, I have so many items of clothing, bedding, household linens, table linens, etc. adorned with flowers. A trip to the Chelsea Flower Show has been on my...

Downton Abbey Tea Party

Now that we have covered the basics, here is how to do your own Downton Abbey Tea Party.  Dine like the Dowager with elegance and style. When I watched Downtown Abbey I had serious tea set envy. Let’s start with six people. Royal Dalton tea...

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Great British Baking Show Signature Chocolate Cake

I was recently asked to bake a chocolate cake for our friends birthday. I got the idea to make the GBBS signature choclate cake. I used a vanilla sponge as I did not want to overlaod on the chocolate. Not a problem for me the more chocolate the...

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Traditional English Scones

 Recipe Makes about 8 scones 40grams of spreadable butter (1.4 ozs) 8 Ozs self-rising flour (225g) 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar Pinch of salt 110 ml of milk (1/2 Cup) A little lemon juice Dash of vanilla 2 Ozs of raisins 1 tsp of baking...

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Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns are very popular in Britain at Easter. They are eaten at the end of lent on Good Friday. You can read the history of Hot Cross Buns here. They are widely available in the stores in England, but the homemade version is so much better....

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Easy Delicious Lemon Cake

Before I came to the United States I had never heard of a "Box cake" It was 23 years ago so there may be such items in the UK and Ireland now. In this age of Corona-virus flour is almost impossible to find. I wanted to make a lemon cake for desert...

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