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Archive for June, 2011

Tom’s Barn and Douglas’s Barn Facebook Page

…Help us Help You via Facebook…Ideas, please! What can you suggest for our Tom’s Barn and Douglas’s Barn Facebook page to make it fun, interesting and useful for friends, holiday cottage guests and family? We’re so new, there aren’t too many friends of our site yet to let us know, but hope somebody will! Some [...]

Went the Day Well?

…June 29th at 7.30 pm – A Concert in St Paul’s in aid of Help for Heroes…A week today, on June 29th, we are going to a rather special concert in St Paul’s Cathedral. Tom Jackson and Alex Bridle, two 17-year old boys who are both pupils at St Paul’s School in London, have set [...]

Fernlea House in Parwich for Sale

…”One of the Prettiest Houses in Parwich” is on the Market…No, we haven’t turned into estate agents, nor are we on any sort of commission but Avril and Keith who live in the village have decided to move to pastures new, so their home at Fernlea House, Main Street, Parwich is up for sale. Knowing [...]

‘More!’ Demanding (Bird) Babies

…Demand feeding in Practice, in the Bird World…I am told feeding on demand is now (once again) the fashion and preferred choice for many mothers and professionals for human babies but it would apper that this is nature’s way too. We have already shown but will again here on the right let you see John’s [...]

Environmental Quality Mark for Tom’s & Douglas’s Barns

…Receiving our Award at Haddon Hall…I am sorry to have neglected the blog for so many days. We have had a very busy time recently wearing all the different hats that we do and there hasn’t been much ime for anything, let alone gentle ramblings at the computer. Busy? Pimms on the lawns at Haddon [...]

Gardens: A Weekend of Open Gardens in Parwich (including Orchard Farm)

… and Flaxdale House Open Garden & Art Exhibition on Saturday… On Saturday 18th October 10-6 Flaxdale House Open Garden and Art Exhibition £3 (Primary School age children £1) to include refreshments, in aid of the Derwent Rural Counselling Service On Sunday 19th October 2-6 Parwich Open Gardens, entry £3 (to include a cream tea [...]

More Good Food News and Reviews

…Catering4Parwich and the Peacock in Rowsley (near Bakewell)…The first thing to tell you is that Val Kirkham, our next door neighbour and she of TopNosh fame, has sold TopNosh so that will still exist but is nothing now to do with her. However, she is still going to carry on cooking, under the name of [...]

Tom’s Barn Honeymooning Dog Sustains Injury on Dovedale

… Poppy, the dog on honeymoon, retires hurt …(Couldn’t resist the dramatic headline!) Poppy is here with her owners, who are staying in Tom’s Barn for their honeymoon. Before they all arrived, John and I went to Chatsworth Farm Shop to catch up on some shopping (it’s difficult to stop catching up once there). John [...]

The Peak District Environmental Quality Mark

“The Peak District Environmental Quality Mark (EQM) is a pioneering award for businesses that contribute to the conservation and enhancement of the Peak District National Park”…and “only businesses that can demonstrate high standards of environmental management…can qualify for the award”! So, as you can imagine, we were very delighted to hear that we have been [...]

Birds leaving home and a honeymoon in Tom’s Barn

An eventful few days in the bird world, with one bit of bad bird news… Our three little blue tit chicks tried to leave their nest ( i.e. hole in the wall) yesterday. But after all the parents’ loving attention and sheer hard work continuously feeding them two of the three didn’t make it, but [...]