Feeling a bit like an aged footballer, or boxer, or pop star who suddenly remerges from the shadows of retirement to make a comeback, I shyly peep through the curtain of Saharan dust.
I have been quite silent and apparently absent from the blog front for too long. Retired? Retired as a salary earner but I still class myself as working, just as hard as ever, as a slaray-less but totally happy holiday cottage owner. My problem (as if i only had one!) is that in my mind I am now a lady of leisure, with no office to go to.
Instead of going to the office very day during the past week I have been on two walks with friends, John and I have been at a full day online marketing conference in Nottingham and yesterday I spent all day in Stafford at the Enjoy Staffordshire AGM. We have also had some old as in longstanding friends to stay, AND we went to Stratford last Saturday for a double Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies bill…!
Spelling it all like that makes it clear, even to me, that such a programme doesn’t allow much time for writing new websites or even writing a blog post. (And – I admit with some embarrassment – we are off to London tomorrow, as daughter Ruth is singing in a concert on Saturday night.
So, in my mind a lady of leisure, in practice a hopelessly under-functioning blog post writer. I will try to improve – little and often, rather than perfectly crafted pieces that never materialise!Nothing to do with anything other than general excitement, I cannot resist sharing this lovely photo John took a couple of days ago of a young friend, Ben’s ewe and her four healthy lambs that had just been born to her. All four look amazingly healthy and apparently so far are all feeding well, which is unusual as ewes are only equipped to feed two at a time! Often the stronger ones with elbow out a weaker sibling who the farmer will have to try to put with another ewe or feed by bottle.
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 […]