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Archive for December, 2012

Happy New Year!

…May 2013 be good to us all…Our blog and our Facebook Page activity has been strangely static recently, which I really regret. It is nothing personal, nothing other than other excitements and responsibilities that can happen over Christmas with a happy houseful. We have never been less than seven and and recently nine in the [...]

Booking Glitches, Facts and Promises

…And we’re really sorry about the glitch…don’t forget that 2012 prices still hold until the last minute of 2012. As Auld Lang Syne starts up, so do our 2013 prices. There is so much to write about, and I have just been reminded (even perhaps gently reprimanded?) by John that anyone would think we spent [...]

Florence in a Week

…Starting with an introduction to Florentine Food…Ever hopeful I started this post in Florence but never got very far through laziness? Or greed perhaps (we spent a lot of time lingering over meals in the evening) or just sheer lack of time as we packed so much into every day. Now we are back at [...]

Leave of (Very Temporary) Absence

…just for a while we’re going all Italian…This will really be a non-blog post, a rather negative explanation and warning of possible inaction or a surprising geographical shift. Just where is the Peak District? Are we talking Tuscany or Derbyshire? Who knows? The truth is we’re talking both, really. For the next week we will [...]

The Mystery Shopper Challenge

…Have you got what it takes to ‘inspect’ Tom’s Barn?…As you probably know, after we, the ‘Mr and Mrs Mary Portas’ from Orchard Farm, had spent a very happy few days doing our best to identify the slightest failing Douglas’s Barn, we had been planning to focus our relentlessly beady eyes on Tom’s Barn and [...]