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Mama’s Kubo restaurant

On a whim, my friend Shalimar (a chef) and I decided to check this previously unknown (to us) Filipino restaurant. I am not picky, but I do appreciate a well-made dish. First impressions on the place: As soon as we went inside, we got the impression of a well thought out space. There’s a touch…

Woodford Craft Market

Woodford Craft Market is first and foremost to help raise funds for the church and the hall. They need it to maintain and repair these places so it is available for the local community to use.

The Amazing Chocolate Workshop

There’s this pop-up shop in Westfield Stratford with quirky chocolates, they just opened there 3 days ago. Unique and quirky things will always catch my attention and having stumbled on this little stand, I was over the moon! So we checked everything out and I was told that for some of their creations, they use…

6 Places to visit when it rains on the French Riviera

After a long wet and cold winter, we decided to go to France for some much needed sun during the easter break. I forgot that even the sunniest place in France get an occasional deluge. And for our trip, it was a deluge. It made me think of activities to do when the sun decides…

Knole, the country house

Nestled within the 1000-acre Knole Park located to the south-east of Sevenoaks in Kent is Knole House. One of England’s largest country houses. The current house dates back to the mid-15th century, with major additions in the 16th and, particularly, the early 17th centuries. Part of the park and the house are now owned and…

Lake District | Wast water lake with Muncaster Castle detour

Wastwater Lake is roughly 55miles from our Windermere base. The plan was to drive straight there then through the peak back to the flat. However, on our way towards Wastwater Lake, we saw signs for a nearby castle. Of course, we have to check it out. We stopped by Muncaster Castle and they told us…

Lake District | Lowther Castle

A story of fortune and ruin… this is what happened to this once magnificent and still impressive building. Built at the turn of the 19th century by the first Earl of Lonsdale, on the site of two previous houses, the castle was a grand affair boasting a room for every day of the year. Its…

English Heritage’s Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Stott Park Bobbin Mill is an extensive working mill that produced literally millions of wooden bobbins vital to the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries. It is located on the shores of Lake Windermere and is the only working bobbin mill left in the Lake District today. We were guided around with excellent presentation from how…

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