Shockingly, over a week has passed since we last updated, and a lot has happened. As far as our barns are concerned the most significant is that we are to be inspected on Friday next (5th May). As well as the actual inspection, which is usually pretty rigorous, one has to be sure to have all the paperwork from inventories policies and procedures – Fire, Risk Assessment, Access etc etc.
More cheerfully, the St. George’s Day parade and service last weekend (followed by the church fete on the village green) was a splendid and moving village occasion and made one feel very proud and privileged to be part of the Parwich community.
We had staying with us our friends Morag and Joe from Cumbria, who were most impressed with everything, envious of all the community involvement and who thoroughly enjoyed the day. Similarly our friends Mary and Piers, who stayed with us this weekend, very much entered into the spirit of things, loving the May Day concert in the church (will the organ ever sound the same again?!) and the very impressive Skills Day on Monday. What a wealth of talent (sometimes unsuspected) lies in the village…
Personally I passed a significant milestone, managing over the weekend a walk to Tissington on Sunday and to Brassington on Monday, my first real ventures on rough ground since breaking my ankle on the snows of the Alps at Christmas! Quite a personal triumph although it does mean I have no excuses left!
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 […]