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Chair being upholstered and scattered fabrics.
Upholstery workshops

Occasionally, students send me photos of their completed upholstery projects which they have started with me and finished off at home.  Earlier this year, this particular student came for a weekend upholstery workshop where she reupholstered a pin stuff seat. Recently, she came back for a weeks course and completed this…

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Hot air balloon.
Hot Air Balloon Ride

As the nights draw in and we wake up to darkness and come home in darkness, the long summer days seem far away.  To cheer yourself up, why not start planning your holiday for next year and book a hot air balloon experience for when you stay with us?! In August, Stephen and I went up in our neighbour’s hot air balloon and…

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Basic, stacked chair models of varying colour.
Paint & Upholster

I’ve teamed up with Karen at  The French Nest in Bromyard to offer a weekend of “paint and upholster” – paint your chair on the Saturday and upholster it on the Sunday.  It’s amazing what you can create. On Saturday, Karen will teach you numerous furniture painting techniques including one colour aged…

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Huntlands Farm immediate post WW1 period
Times past

I’m just housekeeping my emails and found these two photos which I obtained from a couple I met at the Bromyard Gala last year.  I did put them on our Facebook page at the time but thought for those of you who don’t follow or are members of Facebook, you might like to see them. The first is a picture of the front…

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Outside of Broadfield Court, including some outside table and chairs.
Broadfield Court

A huge thank you to Gina and Alexandra at Broadfield Court for inviting us there yesterday for a guided tour, tea, cake AND wine!  And to top it all off, the sun came out so we could enjoy sitting outside in the garden. We’ve heard of Broadfield Court but never had, or made, the time to visit before but it was so well worth…

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Decorative metal sea creatures, displayed on a metal fence.
Ralph Court Gardens

All I can say is visit these gardens as you’ll love them and you don’t have to be a garden lover to enjoy the experience. It’s one of those places that you cannot really describe in order to do it justice, you just need to visit! Mum and I went today and we were totally blown away with what is on offer there and the cream…

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Birds are clever little things…
Birds are clever little things…

With the sun shining so bright and hot this past weekend it was an ideal opportunity to do some tidying up in the garden.  I decided to rake up the pea gravel and replace it with much larger stones so Mrs Escapee Hen cannot continue to scratch it out onto the path every day! Stephen was on the sit-on lawn mower and Dad found…

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Wine or beer lovers, we cater for both!
Wine or beer lovers, we cater for both!

Last weekend, there was an alcoholic theme which our guests created unknowingly. Firstly, I was made aware that we have three pubs within 2 miles of us that are all featured in the Good Beer Guide.  I already knew this but hadn’t fully appreciated that some people would be attracted to this fact so thought I ought to enquire…

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Everyone’s happy – Stephen gains a car, Dad a discount, and the dogs, their freedom!
Everyone’s happy – Stephen gains a car, Dad a discount, and the dogs, their freedom!

Our 2 collie cross dogs, Sooty and Sweep, have become more and more promiscuous recently and our long suffering neighbour 3+ fields away is starting to  lose her patience, understandably so.  Every time one of her bitches is on heat, Sooty and/or Sweep ensure they are present to take advantage of the situation!  So there was…

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3 Aussies, 1 Norwegian, and an English guest…
3 Aussies, 1 Norwegian, and an English guest…

Sat on the train en route home from work, Stephen is in Oxford, my mobile rings, its Dad… ”David, his wife and son are here to stay the night” ”Who’s David?” “David from Australia” is the reply, “they’re not booked in but I said you’d put them up for the night!” I speak to David, tell him I’m happy to…

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