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Farm Animal Portraits

Good morning!  I thought it would be fun to share some portraits I took of some farm animals this weekend.  My old camera broke about a month ago, and I spent a few weeks researching/ agonizing over cameras and scraping together the pennies to get a new one.  My new (brand new, which is a […]

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An English Schoolgirl’s Wardrobe

I thought I’d share today about something that is so normal and classic here, but that still makes me roll my eyes– school uniforms.  Granted, when I was Amelia’s age, I was being homeschooled with a bunch of other kids, and the only rule about what we could wear was that we had better not […]

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Snape Maltings– A Sweet Place to Browse…

We haven’t been getting out as much as usual lately.  I guess that’s pretty normal, considering the really heavy snows we’ve been having, and all of the bundling up that is required, with cold tolerances of a certain six year old only lasting for so long while wandering around in ice rain.  Yes, let’s blame […]

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Christmas Charm at Elveden

How do you go about procuring your Christmas tree?  Usually, getting a tree is the first ritual for us in celebrating the Christmas season.  But I’ll be honest with you– most trees I’ve had have come from a huge selection at a K-Mart parking lot.  Nothing too romantic about it, that’s for sure.  Last year, […]

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A Victorian Kitchen Tour!

I have always wanted to check out one of the service kitchens in a grand estate.  Watching shows like Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey have made me even more curious– they are always so beautiful, large, and of course incredibly functional.  When we found out that we could tour the refurbished 1910 kitchen of the […]

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