I mean to write at least once a day, but, it seems three days have gone by, and what is there to show for it apart from a continuing warm-wave?
However, this beautiful spring day, I have a serious tip to share with you all, which came to me on my way back to the car after a thankfully uneventful trip to the dentist earlier this morning. As I passed the Post Office in Matlock I suddenly remembered that I’d heard stamps were going up soon.
Stamps go up, again, on April 4th. I do urge you to prise yourselves from your garden (or from the Budget on the TV) and go and buy some stamps now if you haven’t already done so (or maybe you already all have and I alone had forgotten the impending deadline…).
The kindly assistant in the Post Office seemed too embarrassed to tell me what the new price was but thrust a leaflet into my hand suggesting I read for myself, presumably in a darkened room. But I can tell you, as from next Monday a 1st class stamp will cost 46p. For those of us brought up with £sd that is over 9/-. Thank goodness for emails and Skype!!
At the moment the price is 41p and a 2nd class stamp is 32p; on the 4th April the 1st class price will go up by 5p and the 2nd by 4p to become 36p. Buying 200 of each today ‘saved’ us £18 which is far better spent on something nice for our guests in the barns. I have ordered two new books on the Peak District.
It has been really hot here as it has in most parts of the country. We are getting ready for Open Gardens next Sunday, 25 June 2017. The rose above the stone barn has prolific blooms that we are hoping will still be there at the end of the week. Lots of hot air balloons […]
Chatsworth House played host to RHS flower show for the 1st time this year. The setting is delightful and the show gardens all very natural which is lovely to see in this Peak District setting. Peak District Premier Cottages contributed to the sponsorship of the Experience Peak District garden which won a Silver Gilt medal. […]
The Eroica Festival will be taking place at Friden Grange between the 16 and 18 June 2017. This is one of the most popular events in the cycling and festival calendars and Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns are ideally placed being only 5 miles from the venue. You do not even need to get in the […]