.: Hatfield House :.

Ah don’t even remember when I’ve started writing this post! I would say a couple of weeks back. Anyway, one of our last breaks before baby’s arrival was a visit into the Hatfield House. I have to say I had no expectations whatsoever, but loved it! It’s one of the most beautiful houses I’ve visited in UK.

Hatfield House is part of the Treasure Houses of England. All of them are so beautiful, still have loads to explore.

Tip: Did you know that in any treasure house you can transform your ticket in an annual pass for free?

 

The first room you see is this one, absolutely stunning

 

And the most amazing queen on the frame. Gotta love gingers!

I just loved the quietness of the house and the different corners, like this one. Can imagine myself sitting here and just enjoying the view outside, reading a book or maybe if inspiration would come, write a book

 

My newish minimalistic side says this is too much decoration, as the room itself needs no further adorning, but hey, this is how it used to be

This room, with the golden room reminded me of the Vatican, with corridors full of gold

Couldn’t resist a bw photo!

Another impressive room

 

This was certainly a fav and transported me all the way to Downton Abbey

This is such an amazing floor, the tiles really work here

The estate includes it’s own chapel

Then we moved to the kitchen area

 

Beautiful isn’t it? Then we went outside to explore the gardens. We didn’t explore much as it was really quite hot and pregnant me was just boiling

Here’s a bit of Game of Thrones moment or maybe Lord of the Rings

Beautiful house don’t you think? What’s your favourite English House? Any favourite?

 

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.: The Hare And Hounds, Oysterley :.

I’m over the moon that my little one is finally sleeping a bit better. She can’t really nap yet, so not many posts from my end. Last time it took me 2 / 3 days to make one.

This Sunday, as it was beautifully sunny we went out for a walk @ Oysterley Park (Part of National Trust)

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Since she ended up falling asleep and it was lunch time, it was the perfect opportunity to grab some lunch. We’ve ended up staying in the area and going for “The Hare & Hounds

I’ve not been going out for food much, as the logistics has changed quite a lot. But, now I value a lot more any time we can spend together on the same table, and going out feels like a cherry on top of the cake.

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The steak was pretty good and the fries pretty delicious! I’ve tried a bit of the peppercorn sauce (still doing dairy free) and it was pretty good as well.

Overall was quite happy with our meal and our time together 🙂

The Hare & Hounds Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Any plans for Christmas?

.: Exploring English Pubs – Virginia Water :.

If there’s one thing I love about UK, it’s got to be the pubs. They come in different shapes really. The more traditional ones, where the wood smells like beer and the walls are covered in “carpet”

If you visit one of these pubs expect to see a cat coming out of nowhere. It has happened to me, true story!

Then you have some historical ones like the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

I totally recommend a visit to this place, it feels like a travel through time as you go down the stairs and explore the little rooms underground

Then there’s the beautiful ones, like this one below (which I still need to visit)

The White Swan, Stratford upon Avon

Or London most famous pub

The Churchill Arms, Kensington

Our favourite is just next door: One over the ait, Kew Bridge

So it’s very tempting to try to stop at the nearest pub when you’re feeling hungry just to explore around and have some comfort food.

The one we went today was the Wheatsheaf Hotel – Fayre & Square in Virgina Water

 

I went for the Rump Steak, normally I tend to have burger or the Sunday Roast if it’s Sunday

Pudding was the “Millionaire’s cheesecake”, as he can’t simply resist caramel cheesecake.

Really lovely and relaxing meal 🙂

What’s your favourite pub?