This will be a rather bitty little piece, with odds and ends of news tying up ends.
Firstly, the DRCS Shopping Fair mentioned a couple of weeks ago was a great success, raising an amazing £5,000 for the Derwent Rural Counselling Service that we, the Friends of DRCS, support. It was hard work, but great fun and there is many a household locally where the Christmas shopping has been at least started very painlessly; as many more households it must be said where the inhabitants are suddenly sporting some rather fetching new garments.
And now to the DRCS Comic Revue, to be held on Saturday 13th November at the Medway in Bakewell and then again on Friday 26th November at the Ashover Parish Hall. It should be excellent although it must be said John’s and my sketch is in slight doubt unless I get get my moves and words finer tuned! Even the rehearsals are great fun which must be a good sign.
And finally, we have just returned from the Premier Cottages AGM which proved to be an excellent two day stint (with a very pleasant candlelit dinner on the Sunday night. It is a great opportunity to meet up with local colleagues who have all become friends and holiday cottage owners from all over the British Isles. Lots of exciting ideas emerged during the meetings and we all came away feeling very enthused. Let’s hope Cameron’s cuts don’t prevent everyone from going away for a few special days of rest and relaxation in the Peak District (there’s not much sign yet!).
Douglas’s Barn is available to book for short breaks 3 or 4 nights between 2 and 20 May 2016. Bookings usually start on a Monday or a Friday but if you want a break that starts on a different day get in touch. We are very flexible with bookings.
There are some new attractions added to the list of treats available with the Premier Cottages special privileges card. Amongst them are Renishaw Hall, Thornbridge Hall Gardens (new discounts), Hassop Station Cafe, Village Green Cafe Eyam, Carsington Water Sports and Leisure, Hartington Cheese Shop.
There are still a few free dates at the end of March/April in both Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns. Short breaks, 3 or 4 nights, which are not normally available are on offer. Please look at availability and give me a call or book on line.