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Dining Secretly in Sudbury Open Prison

…A Great Value Bargain Lunch Tip…Having written recently about the fantastic food at Fischer’s I though perhaps I would redress the balance slightly and let you know about a very nice lunch we had recently at the Secret Diner, in Sudbury (Derbyshire) Open Prison. Just for your interest, Sudbury is a Category D open prison [...]

Fantastic Food at Fischer’s

…Two course Lunch for £20.13This summer, to celebrate the 2012 “proud to be British’ campaign many local businesses offered real bargains of some sort; one of the most generous and most enticing offers we cam across was the £20.12 lunch offered by Fischer’s, Baslow Hall. Now, Fischer’s, for those of you who don’t know the [...]

Why on earth ask us about holiday cottages?

…Sharing some Tip Top Tips for prospective owners…A disclaimer: Presuming to write this does sound horribly big-headed, but we have been asked for advice about holiday cottages over the years by a number of friends, colleagues and relations and we have just had another urgent plea from a family friend, so John and I have [...]

Historic Swedish Art in Staffordshire

First, a little teaser: would you want to play with these, build with these or eat them? In fact you shouldn’t really do any of these things, but least of all eat Sue Prince’s paint box! At the risk of somewhat overdoing a Staffordshire theme, albeit quite unintentionally, last weekend we were back into Staffordshire, [...]

A Too Rare Trip into Neighbouring Staffordshire

…And what a lovely time we had…Considering Parwich is almost in Staffordshire, in a manner of speaking, it is amazing how rarely we venture any further afield than crossing the Dove at Dovedale, lunching/dining at the George at Alstonefield and occasional walks up the Manifold valley. All that was about to change. We have long [...]

From Orchard Farm to the Gate in Brassington in 90 seconds

…Can you beat that?…A quick 90 second flit over the hills to Brassington to one of our very favourite pubs, The Olde Gate in Brassington. Now, there’s a challenge – can you do it in less? See below… In fact the walk takes an hour at a reasonably vigorous rate but this speeded up video [...]

Coping without a Car

…More Tom’s Tip Top Tips for a hassle-free carless journey here…One of Parwich’s many charms is its idyllic rural location. The fact we are not on the route anywhere is a wonderful attraction: the only traffic is local and we don’t have speeding cars hurtling through on their way somewhere else. There is another side [...]

Carefree Catering for the Carfree

…More of Tom’s Tip Top Tips…Whether you have walked here or come in the sleekest of limousines, you won’t want to have to pay a visit to the shops the minute you arrive, if indeed at all. It is perfectly easy and part of the excitement building up for your holiday to organise everything that [...]

What to Do? Tip Top Tips for Our Guests and Others

…Just a selection… There is so much happening always, it is hard to pick out the top top tips. However, it is really important to point out that this Saturday, 9.30 – 5.00 it is the Manifold Show at Ilam. This is our really favourite show, and conveniently very local. It is small, friendly fun [...]

A Summer Walk to Tissington

…Over the Hills and Not so Far Away…The sun shone again today, gloriously. Undeterred, I sat at my computer, indoors, feverishly going through our Peak District Environmental Quality Mark reassessment questionnaire (left it too late but not entirely my fault as it happens this year). Just when I was beginning to wilt anyway, John came [...]