Friday, March 28, 2014

Landmark Photo Series

The Opera House in Montecarlo 

This weeks #frifotos theme is landmarks and I couldn't resist a fun photo series of world landmarks, we have been blessed to have seen quite a few and here's to more travel adventures and landmarks to admire. What is your favorite landmark? 

The Blue Ridge mountains one of North Carolina's landmarks 

the tile on the roof of the Spice market in Istanbul 

Mysore palace, Mysore South India 

Sydney Opera House 

Pilot Mountain NC

A Roman Bath house in Bath England 

Windsor castle England, its been in use 2000 years!

a sunset over lake Garda one of Italy's iconic lakes 

Saint Thomas church a 13th century catholic church built by the Portuguese in Chennai South India 

A 1000 year old Slave church Oslo Norway 

A beautiful historic building in Ponce, Puerto Rico 

A La Jolla Sunset, pacific coast sunsets are one of California's landmarks to me 

Gulfoss waterfalls in Iceland

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Southport Teahouse

I rarely do restaurant or cafe reviews but this lovely little tearoom deserves a mention. Just before driving back home Sunday after our weekend at the coast we decided to head into Southport North Carolina a lovely little seaside town, with antique shops, places to eat and historic buildings. As we drove towards the center of town I spotted this tearoom and we had to stop. What a pleasant surprise as a Brit I love tearooms and visit many of them when I visit home. I have been to quite a few in America and they always fall short but this one felt like home. The Victoria sandwich a British cake I make often was spot on, it was even close to my Mum's its a delicate sponge cake with butter cream and jam in the center. 

The service was great and delightful decor with cute tables cloths and china cups to drink out of. We opted for two high teas that came with a pot of tea and a collection of finger sandwiches and cakes. There was more than enough we even had some for our journey home. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Mocha Cupcakes

I made these little cupcakes for valentines with our girl, they are a chocolate cake with a little coffee in them and a coffee icing. Fun little treat :-) This cake was lovely and moist getting close to my Grandma's chocolate cake which is legendary, one tip she always would give is to use a good baking flour. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Meet David an NC Commercial Fisherman

I meet David on twitter the other day and was excited to meet a commercial fisherman in my state of North Carolina. I adore fresh seafood and thought why not ask him if he would like to be interviewed for the blog, I added to facebook and tweeted and got some questions. I am truly grateful for his time, the lovely pictures and think his business idea is wonderful.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Easy Peasy Tomato Soup

I am surprised I hadn't realized how easy tomato soup is to cook, wonderful to make a big pot and eat for lunches. We have had some strange weather lately and quite a few snow days poor wee kids have to make them up. But seasons are wonderful and so excited to see more flowers and the blossoms and warm days of spring. 

  “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”
 Anne Bradstreet quotes (British poet, 1612-1672)

Monday, March 3, 2014

From the land of Hans Christian Andersen: Raspberry Slices

I want to introduce you all to Lise one of the sweetest folks you can meet full of life, loves her family, her city of Copenhagen, supportive of all and passionate about making handmade quality make up. I met Lise on Vine a wonderful 6 second video sharing app. She lives in Copenhagen and I always enjoy her food posts so asked her to share a traditional Danish recipe with us. I particularly enjoyed her posts around christmas the cultural traditions and foods and laughter of her loved ones. So I hand you over to Lise, also see below for a few of her lovely vines and be sure to visit her site and follow her :-) 


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