Lauriston Castle

Magical gardens

Lauriston Castle in Edinburgh (Scotland) is a charming, 16th-century building that overlooks the firth of River Forth. Grounds surrounding the castle are absolutely dreamy: 30 acres of woodland and gardens! This is a perfect place to relax and enjoy dazzling river views. You can visit old glasshouse, walk through bluebell wood and wander around colorful […]
Microwave cookies ( only 4 ingredients)

Microwave cookies (only 4 ingredients)

Preparation & cooking time: 10-15 minutes Shopping list: – 4 bananas – 150g rolled oats – 25 g sweet or dark cocoa – 20-50 g chocolate chips/buttons Equipment: – mixing bowl – plate – teaspoon – microwave Mush and mix (preferably using your hands) all the ingredients (except chocolate buttons) in a bowl. Using a […]
Gardener's calendar-March

Gardener’s Calendar-March

It’s time for: Tidying up dead leaves,weeding Mulching,Adding organic soil,Raking Pruning dead branches: read more about pruning roses and fuchsias here. Shaping plants and shrubs: Lavender,Hydrangea,Wisteria,Honeysuckle Planting summer flowering bulbs such as Dahlias, Begonias and Alliums. Put some organic soil and grit/crushed eggshels at the bottom of the planting hole. Planting perennials  : you can read […]
How to Dry Out Cell Phone With Rice

How to Dry Out Cell Phone With Rice

  Fluid damaged mobile first aid. If you dropped your phone into the water or if you spilled your drink on it, here’s  what to do first: * WATER ( tap water,toilet water,drinking water) What you will need: – dry cloth or paper towels – bag of uncooked rice – plastic container – toothpick or […]
On the beach

On the beach

Hubby’s pics from his trip to the Dunbar beach. Sharing: our-sunday-best say-gday-saturday-linky-party between naps on the porch sunday-showcase-party tweak-it-tuesday nifty-thrifty-tuesday tuesdays-treasures frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop project-inspired do-tell-tuesday the-inspiration-board-creative-party twirl-take-a-bow whimsy-wednesday winter-blues-wednesday lovely-ladies-linky wow-us-wednesdays wednesdays-adorned-from-above thursday-favorite-things-blog-hop home-sweet-home my romantic home feathered-nest-friday the-inspiration-gallery  
Chocolate-banana jam

Super easy cholocate-banana jam

Shopping list: -5 large bananas (ripe or overripe) -100g  dark chocolate (or milk chocolate, if you can bare the sweetness) -200g of white sugar (you can use brown sugar, I’ve used white  sugar because I desperately don’t want be healthy ;)) -50 -150 ml of water Equipment: -large pan & pan cover -4-5 small jars […]
In the countryside

In the countryside

Happy Weekend Everybody! These are our Saturday snaps. Sharing: clever-chicks-blog-hop tweak-it-tuesday project-inspired-party-ideas whimsy-wednesday wow-us-wednesdays whatever-goes-wednesday wonderful-wednesday-blog-hop thursday-favorite-things-blog-hop moonlight-mason-jars catch-glimspe-party fantastic-thursday diy-project-fun-live-laugh-linky winter-blues-wednesday-its-party feathered-nest-friday      


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Homemade chocolate hearts – step by step tutorial

Shopping list: – 200g dark chocolate – 100g chocolate chips / buttons (milk, dark or white chocolate) Equipment: – silicon heart mould – food thermometer – mixing bowl – saucepan – wooden spoon – tea towel – 2 teaspoons – angled palette knife or small spatula – small sharp knife 1- Chop dark chocolate block […]

Potato drop scones – latkes.

Preparation & cooking time: 20-30 min Serves :4 Shopping list: – 7or 6 big potatoes – flour (half a cup) – 2 eggs – salt (2-3 teaspoons) – oil (2 tablespoons) – double cream (optional) – sugar (optional) – mayonnaise (optional) – ketchup (optional) – dill sauce (optional) Equipment: – potato masher or grater – […]

Old school living

And I mean:reeeaaally old school 😉 There is this small, rural, residential area called Swanston (it’s located 5 miles from Edinburgh City Centre, Scotland) with beautiful, rustic, tchatched cottages. If not for the cars in the parking lot, you would think it’s still 1700s (that’s when these enchanted, little houses were built). After the World […]

Cheesy meatballs

Preparation & cooking time: 30 min Serves 4 Shopping list: – hamburger meat or ready to cook, fresh meatballs (500g) – salt, pepper,dried herbs -fresh yellow/red/green pepper -single cream (150 ml) -cheese powder (3-4 tbls) -pasta (150g) -cold water (500ml) -grated cheddar cheese (100g) -splash of olive oil -large pot Form meatballs and put them […]
Owl decor

Invasion of owls

Do you  like owl decorations as much as I do? If so, check out my new owl knick knacks and gadgets. Sharing: between naps on the porch cozy little house savvy southern style someday crafts my romantic home the girl creative french country cottage the shabby nest the 36th avenue making the world cuter

Delicious gammon roast

Preparation time:15-20 minutes Inactive: 8-10 hrs Cooking time: 1hr 20 minutes Shopping list: –  gammon joint (750 g- 1,5 kg) –  black pepper –  one medium sized onion –  english mustard (1-3 tblsp) –  mayonnaise (1-3 tblsp) –  ovenproof dish –  tin foil Soak the gammon for at least 8 hrs to remove the excess […]

One tree, four seasons

Maple tree in front of our house looks beautiful during all 4 seasons. *Summer* *Fall* September October November *Winter* December January *Spring* Sharing: between naps on the porch tweak it tuesday savvy southern style my romantic home

Favorite Pins Saturday

Favorite pins uploaded & repinned last week. *Cute decor* Red & white bedroom  Sugar bowl by Gisela Graham *Christmas decorations* Christmas tree Christmas decorations *Vintage Christmas pics* Santa and his reindeers (from Christmas morning 1950s *Cool Ideas* DIY { shower curtain ring} Fabric Bracelets by DIY Outdoor Wooden Bench by Happy pinning […]

Simple bathroom decorations

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Would you like to live in the castle?

Tantallon Castle is located two miles east of North Berwick (small town in Scotland). This stunning, semi-ruined mid-14th-century fortress is overlooking a Firth of Forth river forth and offers astonishing view at Bass Rock island. Here are some pictures we took during the Tantallon Castle tour. Bass Rock Bass Rock Sharing: my romantic home between naps […]