Woop! Rads in, Christmas tree up 🎄 just need to put the doors on the tv unit and get the ridiculously huge telly in it, so I can take a pic from the other direction lol! Feel like December is slipping through my fingers it’s going so fast! We’ve got Xmas plays, Santa’s letter and jumper day at school this week so I’m pretty sure I’ll blink and it’ll be Saturday again!
Questa sera migliaia di marchigiani accenderanno ,con amore e devozione a Maria Immacolata i loro fuochi ,che come tradizione , faranno luce ,agli angeli che portarono la Santa Casa ,posandola nel suolo di Loreto.. È proprio in questa serata , gli abitanti di questa splendida regione , vicini e lontani saranno uniti ,con umile cuore , nel ricordare questo miracolo.
E se anche la storia porta ad altra spiegazione , il forte legame della fede , ci raccoglierà ogni singolo marchigiano in un legame fraterno.
This month we explore: Silchester's Roman baths, Wales' maritime past, Knole country house, medieval 'face pots', excavations at Offa's and Wat's Dyke, and more.
And don't forget – if you're looking for the perfect Christmas present for someone who loves discovering the past (or even for yourself...!), a subcription to Current Archaeology makes a brilliant gift. Plus it'll last them the whole year!
🌳💚 Minstead Lodge is the perfect venue to host your wedding - it's a peaceful and enchanting venue. 🌳💚 We are close to transport links, but tucked away in the New Forest. The rooms are full of character with beautiful carved panelling, a fascinating frieze and large windows flooding the rooms in light. The terrace and gardens are perfect for your photos, with just the sound of birds and the pond fountain breaking the silence.
As well as being a beautiful place to get married, the weddings hosted at the Lodge support the work of the Minstead Trust, a charity supporting people with learning disabilities, to lead fulfilled and independent lives. By choosing Minstead Lodge you are enabling us to continue this important work and provide opportunities for people we support. We are the venue that gives back!
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My husband has been busy getting the farmhouse ready for the holidays this week! Work and life have gotten in the way of my being at the farm the past couple of weekends, but I’m sooo looking forward to slowing down and enjoying some quiet (and not so quiet!) time with our extended family in a couple of weeks! I’m hoping to get into the holiday spirit by making some wreaths next weekend when we’re at the farm hosting our daughter and her university friends. They’ve asked to come to the farm while they study for finals, which makes this mama bear very happy! ❤️ Happy Sunday!
"As snug as a bug in a rug!" - do you have a favourite phrase to describe a blissful scene such as this? Love this shot of the 323-year old Barnsley House in Barnsley, Cirencester, England. And yes, this was taken just a few weeks ago! ❄️ Photo by @amelia.tj
This lovely estate was once the home of the famous garden designer Rosemary Verey, and was built in the much loved Cotswolds in 1697. It's now a luxury hotel and let me just say for the record, I'm available for complimentary week long breaks and scone tasting. Anyway, let's go back in time a bit, to when the Romans invaded England in 43AD. At the time the Celtic tribe in this area, the Dobunni, put up little resistance and soon those cheeky Romans built a fort on the site of Cirencester.
They called the place “Cirencester Corinium Dobunnorum” which is a bit of tongue twister. However, it was a very important town and the second largest in the whole of England. It's thought the population was between 10,000 and 12,000. Roman Cirencester prospered! In the late 1st century it was rebuilt and enlarged with the streets laid out in a grid pattern and a marketplace called a forum was constructed. Eventually, however, the Romans buggered off as they got mighty sick of our weather and rubbish food. I mean, who wants to eat a roasted Swan for lunch? Not me 'ta very much.
Just a tiny slice of the history here.. so much more to explore. Thanks to @amelia.tj for the shot! 🇬🇧 To be featured, follow and tag us! ‘Ta! 🇬🇧