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Lady of the Valley: Jane Ormsby Gore’s Home

In the sitting room, a cozy armchair covered in Romanian cloth next to Moroccan bellows, an embroidered footstool and a pitcher of flowers from the garden. (Photo: Martin Morrell)

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Romantic English manor style with pared-down beauty that complements the site's rustic 15th-century farmhouse

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~ the smallest house in Great Britain ~ built in the 1500's ~ Conwy ~ North Wales ~ UK ~

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The Welsh may be the truest Britons according to new genetic research

The study found that Britain can be divided into 17 distinct genetic 'clans', as shown in the map above

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*Welsh Rarebit* - If you're looking for a traditionally tasty, easy and economically typically British supper dish look no further. Welsh Rarebit it is. There is only one question that begs to be answered . . . is it RAREbit . . . or is it RABbit???

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Perfect Warm Crumpets - Great for breakfast or anytime! Serve with your favorite jam, or eggs and bacon, delicious whichever way you like them!

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“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery; air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’” ~ Sylvia Plath, from The Bell Jar

cynefin: A Welsh word for a place where a being feels it ought to live. It is where nature around you feels right and welcoming.

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Lardy Cake

Lardy Cake ~ recipe from GBBO s2 finalist Mary-Anne Boermans, from her debut cookbook 'Great British Bakes: Forgotten Treasures for Modern Bakers' | via The Happy Foodie

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