Happy Friday! It’s been a delicious and busy week! It started out with homemade English muffins…
And plenty of snow
The boys can now be found close to a radiator at all times (or under the duvet!) attempting to keep warm
So lots of cups of tea were drunk! I love bourbons but shop bought ones aren’t amazing… I’ll have to make some homemade ones soon
Oh and did I mention I’m FAMOUS? I was featured in the Nottingham Post, even though my fashion credentials are dubious to say the least!
A tasty weeknight meal of warm goats cheese and red onion pickle on doorstop granary bread, en route to visit Newstead Abbey with lovely Erin.
Which, in case you were wondering, is Byron’s ancestrel home. I didn’t get any pictures of the outside of the building, but it is a lovely, former 12th century priory/abbey turned into a stately home after the reformation.
I don’t really know that much about Byron, but I was very impressed by his daughter, Ada Byron King (later Lovelace) who was the foremother of modern computing.
There was a small chapel inside which is still used by the local community – isn’t that lovely? You know I’m not usually one to go to church, but the inside was breathtaking
With original Minton floor tiles
And stained glass windows. I really liked the house, although I always feel on tours that I just want to go explore and poke around, not follow a tour guide and stand on the right side of the velvet rope.
To round off the week, I made chocolate flapjacks, which, oh my god. They were incredible. They tasted like a cross between a brownie and a flapjack – NOT KIDDING. I’ll bring you the recipe soon!
Have a wonderful weekend readers! What are you up to?