Britain’s Birthplace of Photography

We Bookfayries surprised our beloved Dina with a visit to Lacock. It’s the place where Henry Fox Talbot produced the first photographic negative from a window of his grand house, Lacock Abbey, in August 1835. Dina was quite excited to visit the museum in his former home and we as well. Of course, Dina had …

Iconic Herdwicks and Mountain Passes

The Lake District’s attraction for Dina are the friendly Herdwick sheep, which were Beatrix Potter’s friends as well. Their name `Herdwick´ goes back to the old Nordic `herdvyck´ meaning sheep run. We have to admit that we sometimes got really fed up with Dina’s love for these sheep because she made us stop on narrow mountain …

Chipping Campden

What a day! “Today is a many-cups-of-tea-day“, Selma pointed out when this tearoom in the countryside appeared. Was für ein Tag! “Da helfen nur noch Tee und viel Süßes“, rief Selma aufgeregt, als wir diesen bezaubernden Tearoom auf dem Land sahen. We have been to Stratford-upon-Avon. What a disappointment that was. Such a fuss about nothing. The …