Staying with the Watson family, a rewarding experience!

If you love the countryside and doing all kind of works, this post is for you! I met the Watson’s thanks to HelpX, an online listing of host farms, homestays, ranches and more who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation.    …

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The Roots of Dereham Shepherd Hut

Click onto Historic Shepherd Hut web site for loads of information if you are interested. J Roots Engineer East Dereham Norfolk JohnRoots started his career as a dealer, buying and selling in the various sale grounds and markets in and around Fakenham and Dereham. His success in this field, lead him…

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Book The Shepherd’s Hut now – a fun place to stay

We are now ready to take bookings! The Shepherd’s hut is situated at The Mill pond and can be booked together with The Mill or on its own, all year long. With its cosy wood burner and access to the Mill boot room, it is ideal for adventurous nature lovers. Its looking so good! It…

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The Shepherds Hut is nearly finished….

  We are finally in the stages of completion, to roll out The Shepherds Hut at the Mill Pond. When The Mill is not booked, The Shepherds Hut is free to be booked out on its own. (See below for dates and prices.)   We are ordering a smaller stove…

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Grey Mare’s Tail Walk

Sunday Morning @ 10:00am Johnny and I parked the car at the bottom of The Grey Mare’s Tail. It took less than 25 minutes from The Mill meandering up the A708,  past St Mary’s loch, admiring the beautiful valley as we travelled. On arrival we put a £2 coin into…

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Cocoa Black – The Chocolate and Pastry School

 I had a wonderful afternoon with four friends at Cocoa Black in Peebles. This is a great  3 hour session, and I would recommend to book in advance. We had such fun making these delicious macaroons, with chocolate ganache and passion fruit and Chantilly cream. I froze a lot to eat another time…

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