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What To Do Whatever the Weather

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A Fantastic Midweek Opportunity

for this coming Monday 6 to Friday 10 February 2012….It will be lovely…Think toboggans, walks in the  snow. It is snowing, hard. Douglas’s Barn, warm and welcoming, awaits you, IF you can pass the test… You can’t resist a challenge You can’t resist a bargain You like spur of the moment excitement You have a 4×4 vehicle [...]

The Peak District Seen Through Chocolate

…More Delicious Food Tips for Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns’ Guests and Friends…If ever you are planning your stay here and look at the advance weather forecast and wonder if those grey clouds and downward droplets necessarily mean there may not be non-stop sun, we have another wet-weather tip. How about a 3-hour ‘award winning chocolate experience‘? [...]

Learning from our Tom’s & Douglas’s Barn Guests

…Some Things to do While You’re Here…We always love it when our guests let us know what they’ve done and what they’ve enjoyed; we’re genuinely interested but it also helps us keep up to date and we keep learning new things about the area which is useful,  even humbling to realise we live here and [...]

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 [...]