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A new year, a new challenge(s)!
A new year, a new challenge(s)!

I’m never one to sit back and relax; always need a challenge and always wishing to improve things to make life that little bit more enjoyable.  So, the beginning of this year is focused on finishing our two Georgian bedrooms so guests can enjoy the incredibly spacious rooms which will be furnished with beautiful mahogany…

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Herefordshire cider
Herefordshire cider

For the past couple of weeks we have experienced the aroma of apple juice every time we venture outside.  This is because the cider apples have been harvested and collected in the yard ready for transportation to the cider making plant. With over 9,500 acres of cider orchards in Herefordshire, the county produces well over…

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No sloe gin for Christmas!?!
No sloe gin for Christmas!?!

Having been at Warwick University this week and seen sloes dripping off the hedgerows but deciding it wasn’t appropriate to fill up my laptop bag with them I decided to set off this afternoon to find some on the farm. 1 hour plus later I returned with no sloes; our hedgerows are bare and even the lanes around the village bore…

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My passions: fabric, old chairs, and cookery books.
My passions: fabric, old chairs, and cookery books.

Maybe passion is the wrong word to use and obsession more accurately describes my behaviour when it comes to fabric, old chairs, and cookery books.  I seem to collect all three at the same rate!  I just cannot walk away from any old chair that I think can be brought back to life with a little bit of tender loving care.  And…

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