A box of Lucky Charms for £4.50?
Kraft Mac & Cheese for £1?
Too good to be true?
It's not! I know those of you in America are thinking those are crazy prices, but for England they are quite reasonable. The same box of cereal is £2 more from Ocado.
So what is this magical place?
It's called American Grocery.
So go on and place your orders. Just promise not to buy up all of my favourites.
Reigate is one of my favourite Surrey towns.
Recently, I read about hidden caves under Reigate Castle and thought, what castle?! While we have been shopping in Reigate many times (and even considered moving there!), we never knew Reigate had a castle or caves.
I guess part of the reason we didn't know about it is because what you see above is all that is left of the castle.
The castle belonged to William de Warenne, the Earl of Surrey and after a bit of history including capture by the French, was demolished in 1648.
The door on the triangle above actually leads down into what is now known as the Barons' Caves. Only open a handful of times each year, for £2 per person, you too can tour the caves with a guide.
Down we go!
The walls are littered with graffiti and our guide advised us that back then, visitors would have been encouraged to leave their mark.
The oldest date found on the walls is from the 1600's and you can quite clearly read the word "king" above. If I recall right, the actual reference is "King G" and the writing is quite beautiful.
Carvings of heads and animals also line the walls. It's amazing to think how long this has all survived!
After your tour, be sure to walk along the High Street and visit the tea room for a bit of warming up- it's cold underground!
The Vintage Tea House shouldn't be missed.
Yummy tea and cakes after a bit of history hits the spot!
The lovely spring weather we have been having is the perfect excuse for a daytrip.
I thought of Guildford as just being the town with the castle and cathedral but the shopping isn't to be missed. A traffic free high street and charming alleyways makes it a perfect spot for a quick jaunt.
Don't fret- Dad was standing across the street.
House at a glance:
* Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides
* Waternish Estate
* Over 1 mile of shoreline
* 255 acres
* Over 3600 sq ft of living space
* Separate gate house
* 5 bedrooms
* 2.5 baths
* Ponds, various outbuildings and workshop
* Planning permission for another guest house plus possible main house
* Offers over £1.55 million
This hair. Seriously.
Must learn to make messy hair look cute.
This vanilla souffle picture by David Lebovitz.
It has butter salted caramel sauce. *drool*
Must go to Paris for souffle.
The Dickens & Jones collection at House of Fraser.
It just looks so British.
I hope I'm not the only one who has been around long enough to remember the actual Dickens & Jones stores.
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