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Archive for October, 2010

Champagne & Chocolate for lucky Douglas’s Barn guests

Way back last January the local Peak District Premier Cottages owners (there are eighteen of us, all with Five and top-level Four Star Holiday cottages) arranged an email campaign to about 6,000 of our joint contacts reminding everyone of the joys of visiting our cottages in the spring.  A prize of chocolates and champagne was [...]

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for Tom’s & Douglas’s Barns

Through the post the other day came this most impressive certificate from TripAdvisor, accompanied by a letter congratulating us on achieving “one of the most powerful recommendations – the endorsement of other guests“. John has photocopied the certificate (we were only sent one) and we have proudly put one in each of our two holiday [...]

Autumn at Orchard Farm

All around us the leaves are just beginning to turn and everywhere is looking very beautiful. John took this photo this morning and I couldn’t resist sharing it here although it does look better on the big screen and even better in real life! We’ve picked the last of our damsons, are doing our best [...]

Orchard Farm Updates

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 [...]

Bloomsbury meets Krakow

It is nearly a month now since we returned from our amazing introduction to Poland, and Krakow in particular, where we went to attend the opening of the exhibition British Bohemia: The Bloomsbury Circle of Virginia Woolf in the International Cultural Centre, arranged by our friend Tony Bradshaw of the Bloomsbury Workshop. Tony ia specialist [...]

Chatsworth Attic Sale

We had a very busy week but not so busy that I couldn’t be tempted to go to this momentous sale with our very good friend (our parents and grandparents were friends) Liza, who drove here from near Oundle on Monday, armed with her £30 Chatsworth Attic Sale catalogue, weighing 4lbs and looking like an [...]

‘Champagne & Shopping’

This will only be of interest to local friends and readers of our blog but I can’t resist sharing a tip/putting in a plug for this event. The 2010 annual DRCS Shopping Fair takes place this week at the Maynard in Grindleford (S32 2HE for those reliant on a Satnav.) Om Wednesday between 4 – [...]

The Wildest Dream is now here!

Just to let you know that The Wildest Dream is now showing in a number of cinemas (and is actually coming to Derby next week). Some of you may remember that we went to the premier in March, in London – I don’t quite know what the delay has been but we certainly will go [...]