Oh, Christmas time! John and I drove to North (Leeds and Sheffield) to spend our Christmas with family. Melanie and Paul have their first daughter Beatrice in November and we are another Auntie and Uncle. We all decided not to … Continue reading →
It’s end of June. I have been working hard in the job and it seems that life stuck into the routine when you have jobs. The jobs are very challenging and you never know what will happen for a day, it might so busy or quite – it always makes your heart jump! Friends were back to their countries but I miss them.
The great news of this year is that John works for WordPress – ( is a free and open source blog publishing application and Content Management System) as a software engineer and working something creative and challenge. Besides, my website is using WordPress anyway, so I treated him a big dinner and celebrated with him.
Last weekend we travelled to Sheffield to visit John’s family and had a good time. Recently my health is invading by virus and I have been suffering a lot. I hope it went away soon so that I can enjoy the summer!
We went to visit Sheffield, Derbyshire, and Leeds last week and drove to see the famous Chatsworth house, owned by Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. This house is famous for appearing as Mr Darcy’s house in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice movie, as well as the upcoming calledThe Dutchess (featuring Keira Knightley).
Unfortunately when we were there they were holding a country fair so I didn’t get chance to visit it properly but I’m sure I will do so in the future.
We also drove to Bakewell in Derbyshire and the Peak District. It’s a small, peaceful, and very pretty market town. It reminds me of Europe a lot.
Another day we drove to North Yorkshire from Leeds to visit Harrogate . It is a very large and wealthy city, we enjoyed our time there.
Sheffield a city of many hills with views into the city centre or out to the countryside. There is a National Park next door and it was famous for producing steel. It’s quite a small city (could be like Shantou, not sure), but the hills remind me of Hong Kong.
Leeds is not bad, got a lot of young modern buildings and restaurants near the canal.