I enjoyed several scones, biscuits, croissants and Welsh Cakes. If you’ve never had a Welsh Cake, it’s similar to a scone – typically round, flat, sweet, a little dense but very tender, usually dotted with dried fruit. I have a similar recipe on the blog – in my family we call them “Gold Rush Griddle Cakes” because that’s what the SunMaid Raisin folks called them. Give ’em a try or find an exact Welsh Cake recipe – you’re sure to enjoy them!
We spent two days in Wales (Paddington Station to Abergavenny, one of the most charming places you’ll ever see) visiting an extended family member. Honestly, half my pictures were taken there – it was THAT beautiful. Here’s a glimpse of mountains (with little Gypsy in the foreground) and a walk in Brecon Beacons National Park.
If that’s not enough beauty for you, check out this rainbow taken from our cottage window one morning:
On the drive back to London, we roamed Oxford University, which has churned out brilliant minds for almost 1000 years. The immense golden stone buildings, ironwork and cobbled streets were simply beautiful. Here we are at Radcliffe Camera, in the heart of the city:
Blenheim Palace in Woodstock is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and the home to the Dukes of Marlborough. Its history, Baroque architecture, and formal gardens make it a must-see.
Finally, any post about London wouldn’t be complete without a shot of London Bridge, so here it is, all lit up.