// archives

What To Do Whatever the Weather

This tag is associated with 40 posts

Christmas in the Peak District

Will we have a white Christmas this year? Who knows, but many of us hope so. We have failed in our personal quest to find winter tyres for our car (Honda Jazz) so are glad to say we do have two brand new toboggans with which to help transport any guests whose car fails at [...]

More fun things to do while you’re here in the Peak District

The ‘new’ Monsal Trail, Chatsworth, Sally Mosley Walks and cable cars…As the summer season approaches, and more prosaically, probably because half term and the next Bank Holiday weekend is coming up, there seems to be a lot of information about what’s on, so I will try to distill some of it, with links so you [...]

British Beer, Elizabethan Manor Houses and Electric Bikes

§ Some great things to do while staying in Tom’s & Douglas’s Barns § The National Trust and the National Brewery Centre… a heady mix for one day and  John and I have just spent a most enjoyable- and useful – day sampling both. Our local tourism board, Visit Peak District & Derbyshire, runs familiarisation [...]

Pink House Pool

- but in Tobago and not Parwich – Sadly, sorry to disappoint you, but this is not the latest addition to Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns but we certainly wish it was, this grey and dismal January day. Son Nick has sent us this enticing picture. He is in Tobago on, I must grudgingly admit,  a [...]

Soothing Mists over Hartington

A warm (warmer, it’s all relative) day so hardly any snow or visible ice about on the roads and paths, although in deep puddles there  still can lurk a layer of ice providing a slippery trap for the unwary. John and I and another group of friends went today to Hartington where most of us [...]

The Last Few Days of 2010

2010 began in snow and shows every sign of ending in snow although the current forecast is for slightly warmer weather, causing fog and mist, but basically ‘staying cold and damp with some patchy light rain’. Meanwhile on a more domestic front, Nick had to be back at work on Boxing Day so set off [...]

Snow Descends on Parwich…

And contingency plans if our lane is snowed up…We thought at first we might miss the snow as the weather people forecasted with barely concealed excitement heavy snow falls for the east coast on the one side and Wales and the south west on the other but remained strangely silent about the middle. However, we [...]

Buxton Festival 2010

The Three Explorers – What’s the Point of Expeditions?The 2010 Buxton Festival  season has begun. It opened with an opera last night – Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi; we didn’t go but are being taken by some friends next week which is a treat to look forward to. The festival for us therefore started this [...]

Doing the homework for our new Tom’s and Douglas’s Barn video

Our current video runs out of steam so to speak, in November. Filming in November is not the greatest time of year so we are planning to have the next one shot during the summer, possibly even in June if good weather forecasts and available ‘windows of opportunity’ in a busy video maker’s schedule allow. [...]

Pampering – a tempting rainy day indulgence

Sad to relate, neither John nor I have recent first hand experience of being pampered (professionally) – John almost certainly never, I’d say with confidence. So, we need some up to the minute feedback, please, of local pampering possibilities. We used to recommend on the basis of reliable information that  ‘Hurley’s Boutique Salon‘  in Ashbourne [...]