Another busy week in the Orchard Farm household, but the business mainly very pleasurable.
Friday is usually a very full day here, with the changeovers, and getting anything else done that needs to be done in the way of repairs and maintenance in the five hours that we have. It was as full as any yesterday but John held the fort with Janet and Carol and everything went so smoothly I begin to wonder whether perhaps I should plan more Fridays away.
Anyway, I hardly spent the day relaxing but was equally busy but in a very different way and not returning home until quarter to 8 in the evening. I was interviewing (with four others) four of the five short-listed candidates for the new manager for DRCS, the Derwent Rural Counselling Service, the Bakewell-based charity that I was manager of for ten years and am still heavily committed to as a trustee and as a member of the Friends Fundraising Committee.
Advance warning about two great DRCS fundraising events John and I are involved in.
More about the latter later – I suddenly realised I should make public for local readers and our guests who may be staying here then the two big events we are planning for later in the year and which are taking up some time at the moment, and which I can unashamedly say should be well worth coming to. You’ll have to read the next blog entry for that but the basic facts and details can be found on the DRCS website link above.
Short breaks are available for the rest of the year and still time to book Christmas at Douglas’s Barn. Reduced rates in both barns until 22nd December 2017. Start and end dates can be flexible. Look at Availability and Booking for available dates
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Due to a late cancellation Douglas’s Barn has become available from 23 to 30 October 2017. Full week, Monday to Monday or part week Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday. Late deal rates, 7 day break £495, 3 night weekend, Friday to Monday or 4 day Monday to Friday break £345.