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Archive for September, 2010

Celebrate New Year in Douglas’s Barn

What a treat for someone! Do you fancy a memorable week in Douglas’s Barn at the end of the year, seeing out 2010 and welcoming 2011? We have just learned this evening that the week is unexpectedly available again, having been booked for months by the same couple as came last year and had so [...]

Andrew Robinson’s funeral in Parwich

Today was a sad day in Parwich, when over 300 family members, friends, colleagues and neighbours crowded into the church to say farewell to Andrew Robinson, a much loved and respected member of the village who died recently after a short but serious illness. He had been a successful prep school headmaster, a very talented [...]

Peak Park Perfect

Another view of Tom’s & Douglas’s BarnsWhen Simon Tyler of Highlight Media produced our main video a month or so ago, we really wanted to give everyone a flavour of both our barns and their setting, so everyone could have an idea of what they ere coming to in the widest sense. We ended up [...]

Opening of the new Parwich Memorial Hall

Back at last from all our wanderings but before launching into accounts of Krakow (Bloomsbury meets Krakow in Poland) and Yorkshire I just feel I have to record that the new Parwich Memorial Hall was officially opened today Saturday 25th September 2010 (by the time I have finished this it may be tomorrow!). The sun [...]

Pottering on the Broads – Report

Safely back from four wonderfully relaxing days on the Norfolk Broads with our very good and very old (as in long standing rather than ancient) friends, Erica and Colin. We arrived on Monday afternoon to be warned to seek shelter as soon as we took over our cruiser ‘Glittering Light’ from the Herbert Woods boatyard [...]

Boating on the Broads and Art Exhibitions in Poland

We are becoming rather excitingly nomadic for the next fortnight or so but fortunately the barns are remaining exactly as they always are and everything at Orchard Farm will carry on as normal under the capable hands of 0ur faithful team of supporters – Janet, Debbie and Carol, joined now from time to time by [...]

Organic Lunch in a Yurt

Another good food experienceYou may have sensed by now that we are rather keen on cooking and good food  and probably err on the side of self-indulgence. We get a weekly organic veggie box from Riverford, which we really appreciate, although it must be admitted that at this time of year we also have a [...]

Extra ‘Little Extras’ and a Hungarian Goosedown Duvet

Some domestic excitements, too, for Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns GuestsTechnological excitements may be all right for some – for those of us poised here at the very nerve centre of the barns at Orchard Farm for example – but may be of little immediate interest or benefit to anyone else. By chance, after a long-awaited [...]

21st Century Web Technology Advances for Orchard Farm

Lots of good IT news…Hardly a day passes without our realising afresh how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful spot; but we are fortunate too in many less obvious ways. There is a lot of support available locally for SMEs – small to medium businesses – and the tourism industry too, in [...]