Friday, December 9, 2011

An English Village, Hopping the Pond and a Classic Cake

Hello everyone - Well the online Hummingbird Miniatures shop is back! Had to put it on hold as I flew across the pond from California to the UK... with no less than 9 suitcases!

From one film hub to another - I've just moved from Hollywood to Turville - *the* location most filmed in Britain. I remember coming here as a teenager and being told that 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' was filmed here, and then spotting a film crew with Sam Neill ('Jurassic Park') and Helena Bonham Carter. It was Sam Neill's birthday and we got to have a slice of his cake.

Speaking of cake, here's my very last 'cut open' Rudolph Christmas Cake with slices and it's available at my online shop. Been sooooo busy with the move that I haven't been able to offer a new design this season. But this one was popular last Christmas, so hope you enjoy.

Scroll past the cake to see pictures of the English village of Turville which I'm staying in. Population 100, 16th century brick cottages, 10th century stone built church and a pub named after Henry VIII at the time he executed Anne Boleyn.

And here's some pics of Turville...

Turville has been used to film many movies and TV shows, including:
'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang', 'Little Britain', 'An Education', '101 Dalmatians', 'Goodnight Mr Tom', 'Pride and Prejudice', 'Bride & Prejudice', 'Midsomer Murders', 'Jonathon Creek', Miss Marple'... the list goes on and on. Seen a film set in the English countryside? You've probably caught a glimpse of this beautiful village. ;)

one inch scale Christmas miniature dollhouse or dolls house food


  1. The cake with Rudolf is too cute! ♥♥

  2. Glad you made it safely and see you are settling in nicely. Enjoy this time with your family!

  3. Oh what a beautiful village, It's my dream to live in countryside like that!! Glad you arrived safe and sound, just wondering how you carried or pulled 7

    PS. Cakes and your photo's are super cute as always.


  4. Thanks so much guys!

    Jenn, Open invitation if you ever want to visit England! I actually had 9 suitcases and I paid $20 to a porter at Heathrow (London) airport to help me and my step-dad and bf did the rest! Just found out that the actor Orlando Bloom lives in the same village so that's kinda exciting too! Take care and mini hugs, Caroline xXx


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