Trying to catch up generally… We have been away for a few days and have let things stand still a bit too long for comfort on the blog front (I hasten to say everything else has pretty well gone on as normal thanks to Janet and the well-oiled Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns machinery!). Thanks to our online booking system, emails and Janet, it is very much easier to go away these days but certain things do get neglected such as keeping the blog up to date.
Now I have an iPhone, with time and experience, I should be able to carry on with everything as if we were sitting at home. Sadly, so far it is not quite like that. Technology is all very well, but so often silly glitches prevent things working as they should, if at all, and to date we can now receive emails on the iPhone but not send them (If anyone knows the solution, we shall be eternally grateful!).
Meanwhile, the whole point of this post was to point you in the direction of the latest bunch of garden photos John has taken, last Friday morning before we left for a long weekend in London (more of which later). Of course now, 5 days later it all looks far less advanced in these snaps than it actually does today. However, everything is looking wonderfully lush and sporing like. Everywhere is covered in white, with the blackthorn blossom all over the countryside, and in the garden the magnolia, the damson and plum blossom, and a beautiful osmanthus. Dotted everywhere are the vibrant colours now of the pansies and tulips and the last daffodils.
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.