We have got to hire this guy at the manor #outlandthis

New episodes starting October 31st. #finally #I mean #gettheparlourreadyHelen (at the heatley cliff)

New episodes starting October 31st. #finally #I mean #gettheparlourreadyHelen (at the heatley cliff)

Guess who won the wet leather corset contest at this year’s Renaissance Faire? #danggurl (at portland Renaisance fair)

Guess who won the wet leather corset contest at this year’s Renaissance Faire? #danggurl (at portland Renaisance fair)

Bookstore philosophies #truth #word

Bookstore philosophies #truth #word

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A Look Inside Highclere Castle: The Real Downton Abbey

For more photos and videos from the Castle and grounds, explore the Highclere Castle location page.

112km (70mi) east of London lies Highclere Castle, the Victorian palace that serves as the inspiration and setting for the award-winning British television show Downton Abbey. Long before Michelle Dockery and Maggie Smith graced its halls, however, the Castle held deep acclaim of its own.

Seated atop the manicured 1,000 acres that comprise Highclere Park, the Castle stands upon the foundations of an 8th-century medieval palace. From 1679 forward, Highclere has served as home to the Carnarvon family—even unto the present eighth Earl of Carnarvon, George Herbert.

The Castle as it is known today was built in the mid 1800s for the third Earl of Carnarvon by architect Sir Charles Barry, who just years earlier had finished construction on London’s Houses of Parliament and their famed clock tower, Big Ben.

Nowadays, the castle sees more visitors than ever due to Downton Abbey's worldwide popularity. Increased ticket sales are helping to restore long-forgotten rooms as visitors explore the castle's ground floor and surrounding park in summer months.

Amy they kinda copied our parlour….just saying…..

dereinzigwahrekaiser:

I wouldn’t mind living like that.
Highclere castle in England, better nown as Downton Abbey.

Amy they kinda copied our parlour….just saying…..

dereinzigwahrekaiser:

I wouldn’t mind living like that.

Highclere castle in England, better nown as Downton Abbey.

This is my kinds of Fifty Shades of Amazeballs.

andrewgarfielddaily:

Eddie Redmayne and Jamie Dornan’s #IceBucketChallenge

Eddie Redmayne nominated Jamie Dornan, and Jamie nominated Andrew Garfield

I mean…..finally getting my s@*t together and posting some show notes……
— Sher
book-ofshadows:

Lughnasadh Recipe: Cinnamon Braid Bread [x]

Ingredients
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup lukewarm milk
1 tbsp sugar
15 g fresh yeast (1 envelope active dry yeast)
1/8 cup (30 g) melted butter
1 egg yolk
Filling
1/4 cup (50 g) softened butter
4 or 5 tbsp sugar
3 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp grounded almonds or macadamias, optional

Directions
In a medium bowl stir yeast with sugar. Stir in the milk and then add the egg yolk and melted butter.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour and salt. Pour the milk mixture over the dry ingredients and start kneading it until it pulls away from the edges of the bowl. Give the dough the shape of a ball. Sprinkle oil onto a clean bowl, place the dough and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rest for about 1 hour at room temperature until doubled in size.
While the dough rises, whisk together the butter with sugar and cinnamon for the filling. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
On a floured surface, using a rolling pin roll the dough to a rectangle of about 18x12 inches.
Spoon the cinnamon filling over top (keep about 1 tbsp of the filling for the end), spreading evenly, leaving a clean 1/2-inch border around the edges. Sprinkle the nuts over the cinnamon filling. 
Roll up the dough and using a sharp knife, cut the log in half length-wise stopping 1/2 inch from one end to keep it together.
Twist the two pieces, keeping the open layers exposed so the cut ends remain on top..Pinch the ends together and form a wreath.
Transfer it to the prepared baking sheet. Brush the wreath with the left cinnamon filling.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. For the last 10 minutes you can reduce the oven temperature to 180 C (350 F).

book-ofshadows:

Lughnasadh Recipe: Cinnamon Braid Bread [x]

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 15 g fresh yeast (1 envelope active dry yeast)
  • 1/8 cup (30 g) melted butter
  • 1 egg yolk

Filling

  • 1/4 cup (50 g) softened butter
  • 4 or 5 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp grounded almonds or macadamias, optional

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl stir yeast with sugar. Stir in the milk and then add the egg yolk and melted butter.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour and salt. Pour the milk mixture over the dry ingredients and start kneading it until it pulls away from the edges of the bowl. Give the dough the shape of a ball. Sprinkle oil onto a clean bowl, place the dough and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rest for about 1 hour at room temperature until doubled in size.
  3. While the dough rises, whisk together the butter with sugar and cinnamon for the filling. Set aside.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. On a floured surface, using a rolling pin roll the dough to a rectangle of about 18x12 inches.
  6. Spoon the cinnamon filling over top (keep about 1 tbsp of the filling for the end), spreading evenly, leaving a clean 1/2-inch border around the edges. Sprinkle the nuts over the cinnamon filling.
  7. Roll up the dough and using a sharp knife, cut the log in half length-wise stopping 1/2 inch from one end to keep it together.
  8. Twist the two pieces, keeping the open layers exposed so the cut ends remain on top..Pinch the ends together and form a wreath.
  9. Transfer it to the prepared baking sheet. Brush the wreath with the left cinnamon filling.
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. For the last 10 minutes you can reduce the oven temperature to 180 C (350 F).