Tag Archive: Tudors

All I Want for Christmas Is… Liz Taylor’s La Peregrina Pearl Necklace

The auction of the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s jewellery at Christie’s, New York, raised a staggering $115 million (¬£75 million) this week, the proceeds of which will go towards her charitable foundations. The… Continue reading

Red Kites: You Can’t Keep a Good Raptor Down

Red Kite After a lazy start to the day, I was having breakfast in a rather¬†noncommittal¬†manner late one Saturday morning. Just as I thought that the most dramatic moment of the morning would… Continue reading

Little Moreton Hall: A Quirky Kind of Paradise

In rural Cheshire there is a wonderful, albeit slightly psychedelic, slice of heaven. The quirky and topsy-turvy 15th century timber manor house of the de Moreton family is as fascinating as it is… Continue reading