Chatsworth, Cooking & a bit of Radio 4 #littleloves

Friday, where did you come from? It’s been one of those weeks where you don’t really know what day it is…on Monday evening I felt like the morning had been ages away. Not the worst feeling, but it means that the days kinda creep up on you. I’ve been filling my days mostly with cooking, knitting, reading, watching things and sleeping. Not a bad mix πŸ™‚ so, without further ado, here’s what I’ve been loving this week.



Finished theseΒ bad boys…all seven of them. I loved them, they’re so magical and wonderful. Lewis gives some beautiful descriptions, such as the creation of Narnia, and the presence of Aslan is woven into the tapestry of each story. I loved the parallels between his character and Jesus, but even if that’s not what you look for, these are such exciting books, I’d recommend them to anyone πŸ™‚


Haha where to start?! There’s been too much screen-time this week, hopefully something to change over the weekend, but a highlight has definitely been Jamie’s Money Saving Meals. I enjoy cooking programmes, but Jamie’s especially. He makes it really accessible, and although I can’t just pluck some rosemary from my garden, his recipes are pretty down to earth. He had some great tips for using leftovers and using your freezer, stuff I’d never thought of like freezing spare veg and stuff. Using mashed potato to make fishcakes and buying big fillets of fish when they’re on offer then freezing them in portions are a couple more great ideas.


Woohoo, no work clothes! I bought some lovely chinos from Tesco to be my new work trousers, but I’m loving them as normal day-to-day trousers too. Just checked the Tesco website, apparently they’re ‘tapered trousers’, and it’s great – with me being such a shortie, they fit me perfectly on the leg with no turning up – result!


Hmm. Been listening to Radio 4 a bit and listened to an episode of Just A Minute which was good fun. Music? OOH there was a great song on Heart earlier that me and my hubby were singing along to…argh can’t remember what it was…


LOTS of food! If you take a scroll through my posts since last week, I’m fairly sure they’re all about food (bar one). I’ve gone a bit cooking crazy. Here are a few things I’ve been making…

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Boom. Not sure I’ll ever top this amount of productivity, but we’re enjoying the fruits of it πŸ™‚

And lastly…

I turned 24 this week, and had a lovely day walking with my mum, even if it was a bit blustery and rainy. We saw 3 herds of deer strolling/grazing/sleeping/running around the estate, little Alfs loved having the fields practically to himself as he trotted and bounded about, and we even stopped for a sneaky little ice cream at the ‘stables’. I say ‘stables’ because they were by far the grandest stables I’ve ever seen! I’ve been visiting Chatsworth since I was tiny, but never really clicked that that particular building used to be actual stables…lucky horses!




Also got this lovely Easter card from my parents-in-law. A friend of a friend does design-type things and she does some brilliant Christmas and Easter cards in a ‘Reason for the Season’ range. Happy Easter everyone πŸ™‚DSC_0136_2

I’m linking up with butwhymummywhy?, sharing the love of little things πŸ™‚



14 thoughts on “Chatsworth, Cooking & a bit of Radio 4 #littleloves

  1. Not A Frumpy Mum

    Your foodie pics look delicious and probably not the best thing for me to be looking at when I’m starving. Happy Birthday for this week, I hope you had a good one. Have a fab Easter weekend xx

    1. Alice W Post author

      Aww thank you! I cling to my recipe books, you’d never see me creating things out of my own head. Hope you have a lovely Easter too πŸ™‚ xx

  2. lifeatthelittlewood

    Your food looks so amazing! Wow! Definitely not Toast for Tea this week! πŸ™‚ Chatsworth looks so beautiful too – I do love a stately home πŸ™‚ Happy Easter luvvie (I love that little card at the end too!) xx

    1. Alice W Post author

      Haha yes, I think our eating habits have outgrown the blog name…! It is quite something to visit, think we’re going to go inside next week. Thank you, you too πŸ™‚ xx

  3. A Little Londoner

    Jeez Louise, all that incredible food, wow! Well done you! I get what you mean about the week being a bit topsy turvy, I have no idea what day was what and Fri came out of no where! Chasworth looks beautiful! Have a great Easter xxx

    1. Alice W Post author

      Thank you πŸ™‚ it feels like an eternal weekend, though I can’t say I’m complaining! Hope you’re having a lovely Easter too xx

  4. butwhymummywhy

    I love Chatsworth House, my mum’s family all live nearby so I went lots as a child. We’re going to take the girls there in a few weeks, I know Noo especially will love it- all that history.
    Enjoy the Easter weekend xxx

    1. Alice W Post author

      Have a great time when you go, it really is an amazing place to visit! I love history too so am looking forward to going inside the house soon. Hope you’re having a lovely Easter weekend xx


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