Where did all the berries go?

A few days ago,the branches of our Rowan tree were laden down with berries and as they slowly ripened to a deep red, the bush looked glorious. This morning, we looked out of the window to find that there was not a single berry left on the bush. Neither my wife, nor I, had ever […] Read more »


D is for DANCING Elizabeth loved to dance and it was an essential part of any entertainment at court. She particularly loved the faster dances, the coranto, the galliard or particularly the lavolta, where the young men took off their cloaks and rapiers and danced in their doublets. Leaping, running and lifting their partners high […] Read more »

How to get superb quality Venetian Murano beads without breaking the bank.

Giacomo Bellini Jewellery The Boutique Jewellery Company in conjunction with Peter Cooke are pleased to announce the launch of Giacomo Bellini Jewellery, bringing an exclusive range of Venetian Murano Bead jewellery to this website at great prices. These necklaces have been produced using the finest genuine Venetian Murano beads, semi-precious stones, pearls and other quality materials. […] Read more »