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Downton Abbey Season 4 – Watch the Trailer Now!

As Lady Mary struggles to come to terms with losing Matthew, she finds a comforting shoulder to cry on in the figure of the otherwise indomitable Dowager Duchess. Season Four promises to be… Continue reading

The Cosmo Cooler

I love cosmopolitan cocktails and, when we had guests round for tea in the garden this week, I fancied serving something based on the world’s best cocktail. This iced drink is great for… Continue reading

“Diana” Trailer

The full length trailer for new biopic, Diana, has just been released. I cannot wait to see this film, Naomi Watts looks like she’d going to do a fantastic job of representing Princess… Continue reading

First Look at Downton Abbey Season Four

This year’s Christmas special left us hanging – and Matthew Crawley looking decidedly unwell underneath a crashed car after celebrating the birth of his first child with a speedy drive in the sunshine.… Continue reading

Prince George of Cambridge’s First Royal Wave

Hello, Reign Bringer

Congratulations go out to Kate and Wills, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who have just welcomed their first child into the world. The new Prince is going by the name of Prince… Continue reading

A Lancaster in Flight

This weekend was very special for me, because it was the first time I saw an Avro Lancaster in flight. When I was a child I heard so much about the “Queen of the Sky”… Continue reading

Armed Forces Day

Candid photography at a hot and sunny Armed Forces Day in Nottingham. A great day out - hope you enjoy the photos!

Revealed: Norman Hartnell’s Designs Fit for a Queen

The much celebrated British designer, Norman Hartnell, has been synonymous with elegance and glamour since the 1930s. As the royal dressmaker to the Queen, he was naturally the first choice to design H.… Continue reading

Happy Coronation Day, Ma’am!

Today is the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating – whether you’re at a street party, hosting a BBQ on this fine day,… Continue reading