Just outside Brighton is the village of Bramber with castle ruins so ancient they've been providing a picturesque backdrop for picnics since the 1850s. During the reign of Queen Victoria the village became such a tourist destination that it was said to almost exist by the provision of tea for visitors, and was dubbed the 'tea-party paradise of its district'. http://www.modernbricabrac.com/2015/06/bramber-ramblings-and-great-place-to.html
I love Landmark Trust, partly because I love historic buildings, partly because it's a charity that restores buildings that have fallen into decay and partly because you can stay in them. A while ago they had an open day when some of their properties were opened to the public for a look around and this one was in the Spitalfields area of London. Once populated by the hard working Huguenot silk weavers and artisans the buildings they left behind provide an intriguing peek into the past. http://www.modernbricabrac.com/2015/05/a-peek-into-past-with-landmark-trust.html
It was over one year ago that I shared (on the previous incarnation of this blog) my recipe for Best Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese. A lot of things can happen in one year, but me discovering a better way to cook the most delicious, most more-ish, most…MOST bolognese is not one of them.