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Using the Blog Part 3

If you are an experienced blogger don’t bother reading this. But for those many of us who are not we hope that this  series of three ‘Using the Blog’ posts may just help explain away some of the more puzzling and potentially off-putting mysteries.

Comments: Anyone can ‘post a comment’ i.e. write something about a post they have just read. We really hope that gradually more of you will do this so that others can benefit by your recommendations or experiences.

To avoid spammers we now have to check that each comment is  genuine before publishing so there may be a delay before your comment goes live.

Anonymity: To avoid being rejected as a spammer you need to have a genuine email address (which we will see but never publish).  You can use a pseudonym or your real name – what ever you feel happiest doing.

Finally,  I’ll finish with our protocol:  The aim of our website and blog is to inform, entertain and involve young and old: our guests past present and future, our family and friends including our many friends and colleagues in Parwich and the surrounding Peak District area.

We will publish any comments that we deem written in good faith (whether critical of us or our barns or not!). However, if ever we  considered a comment or photo unsuitable or offensive, for whatever reason,  we would not publish it.


4 comments for “Using the Blog Part 3”

  1. In many respects you have created a facility which, originally designed to allow guests to record their experiences, now allows future guests to keep their interest at a high level as they wait for their stay to arrive.
    The combination of your site and the village site provides a wealth of information.

    How is the new vicar settling in? What snags have arisen in the building of the new hall ? Will the road ever be repaired? What is happening in the village school?
    How is the garden ( pictured in the glossy magazine in 2009 ) looking this spring ?
    How are Marion’s piano lessons proceeding? What birds has John seen recently?

    As a farmer’s son who grew up in a Sussex village with similar traditions to Parwich
    it warms one’s heart to see how what was once an agricultural society developing and blending into a 21st century –totally in touch – community.

    That you have gone green is so lovely. I well recall how in our village the lavender man – he who collected elsan buckets – drove his vehicle on to our fields and spread his load accordingly. My father was very much against modern phosphates in the 1940/1950s and was very much against the arrival of a sewage system being introduced into village life.
    Can I impress you as I have recently taken delivery of a green Sony mobile telephone? How such an intrusion can be considered green I do not know !

    I am not a blogger by instinct but we just wanted to tell you that the cheque is in the post.

    Posted by Jenny and Derek | April 21, 2010, 5:10 pm
    • Thank you, Jenny and Derek, for such a full set of comments and questions – indeed, how green can a mobile phone be?

      In response we thought the best thing might be to actually create a post from you and do a proper job – not hide your comments away from general view!

      Posted by Marion F-S | April 27, 2010, 10:11 pm
  2. How hard it was to leave Orchard Farm, Toms Barn was everything we had hoped for and much more. What a fantastic location, buttercup meadows, wildflowers and peace. Great walks of course and great pubs especially the Old Gate at Brassington, The George at Alstonefield, both happy to accept dogs. Thank you Marion and John again for such a relaxing holiday.

    Posted by Richard and Joanna Valks | July 5, 2010, 9:21 am
    • Thank you so much, Jo and Richard. We just loved meeting you – it was a very happy week one way and another, with the wonderful relaxing-outdoor-weather and all the Wakes activities going on at the same time.

      I hope you don’t mind if I create a separate post for your comment so it can be seen in its own right – particularly for guests holidaying with dogs, who always appreciate tips about good food plus dog-friendly (not always compatible!).

      Posted by Marion F-S | July 5, 2010, 10:39 am

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