A castle and a winner

In southern hills, surrounded by woods and fields,
stands a beautiful and grand white house.

It's been called a castle, but I find it more like a manor.
Either way, it's beautiful inside and out.

My loved one deserved to be spoilt,
so I surprised him with a weekend stay in this romantic place.

Once in a while we're allowed to go crazy, aren't we?
It was Valentine's Day after all.

We strolled through the beautiful English style garden or parc and wandered through the woods and fields. Breathing in the fresh air and enjoying some sunshine.

Hence the perfectly good reason why I totally forgot to announce my giveaway winner yesterday. But I'm sure you'll forgive me :)

I'm linking up these photos with Mosaic Monday hosted by Judith of Lavender Cottage.


The winner of my handmade little notebook, drawn by the random.org random number generator,

is my sweet blog friend Alice from Crealice!!

Congratulations Alice!! I've already sent you an email and hope to hear from you soon :)

Wishing you all a sweet week, filled with love and laughter!

xx Wen

Ps: no, I still haven't found time to do some creative work apart from taking photos in the woods and fields. Of which more to come in future posts.


  1. You sure know how to treat your sweetie, the manor and grounds look magnificent.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Wendy.

  2. Loved the photos of the Chateau, but like you I would say it's a Manoir.
    Do have any photos to show of the inside or are you keeping those for another time ?

  3. Wow how beautiful it is where you stay for Valentine's Day weekend. Congrats to the winner of your GYB giveaway.

  4. What a lovely way to spend Valentine's Day ... Congrats to your winner ... I'm so thrilled with my little book!

  5. Oh wow - what an incredible looking house!

  6. that looks like a lovely place to stay!

  7. What a beautiful place to stay for a romantic weekend! Congratulations to the winner also!

  8. Congratulations, Alice. You are LUCKY!!!

    Beautiful little getaway - lucky you!


  9. Sounds like a Heavenly place to stay. Congrats to the lucky winner.

    Hugs, Linda
    My Happy Place

  10. Oooh....your romantic weekend away in that gorgeous castle sounds divine. Congratulations to the winner!

  11. Anonymous06:16

    loving your photos.. great shots! thank you for sharing. ;)

  12. Oh gaaf, Kasteel Vaalsbroek! Doe je goed om je mannetje (en jezelf ;-) eens goed te (laten) verwennen Wen! Enig, enig! Hopelijk hebben jullie het daar enorm naar jullie zin gehad?? Mooi is het daar in het Geuldal hè? Daar kun je zeker heel gaaf wandelen, oh, ik zit hier gewoon mee te genieten met jullie ;-) Liefs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen