• The Bluebell Abbey Guide to Being British: Village Life

    Posted on July 22 2018

    Step outside London, or the nation’s handful of other large cities, and you soon discover that Britain is not, in fact, a country, but a collection of tiny villages scattered...

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  • Five Easy and Affordable Ways to Spoil Your Mum This Mother’s Day If you’re looking to do something a little bit special this year for the one who’s done more for you than anyone else, then here are five easy and affordable ways to tell your mum just how much you love her.
    Five Easy and Affordable Ways to Spoil Your Mum This Mother’s Day

    Posted on March 03 2018

      Mothers Day is nearly here, and for many that means the time honoured tradition of running into a supermarket five minutes before seeing her in order to buy a...

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  • Whittaker's diary : mother's day and the nearly fatal scones

    Posted on March 03 2018

    As Mothering Sunday dawned here at the Abbey, the rising sun threw the grand sandstone façade into warm and dramatic relief, sparkling off the first of this year’s daffodils. Not...

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  • Its the height of summer at the Abbey, and Lady Annabel wants to take tea in the garden. If only she didn't want to bring all the furniture into the garden with her.
    Wittaker's diary : A very hot and bothersome day

    Posted on March 03 2018

    The recent heat wave has certainly shaken things up here at the house. After briefly indulging Felix the driver’s long held dream of becoming an inventor by funding his prototype...

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