Growing your own fruit and veg, why not?

The New Year is already upon us and our thoughts are turning towards the thought of Spring and planting fruits and vegetables.My sister Beverley Squire, owns a Soil Association Registered Organic garden in Staffordshire and she has written some wonderful ideas about...

Snowdrops, signs of Spring at last!

      Despite the Chilly weather recently, the first signs of Spring are showing through the cold earth. Put your warm coat on, your hat, coat, gloves and warm walking boots and go for a walk to see if you can find tiny snowdrops poking their delicate...

Local Staffordshire Oatcakes

  Have you ever tried a Staffordshire Oatcake? February with its cold winds and chilly days,  is a time to eat wholesome, local and tasty food. The humble Oatcake is one if the very first fast foods!!   Our local  Denstone Hall farm shop sells them in the cafe or...

Visit Trentham Monkey Forest

Have you ever had monkeys in your life since you have been with your loved one? Just thinking about it, we have! Now the school holidays are over we had some time to visit various attractions in the local area. Having a special discounted ticket from Trentham Monkey...

Well Dressings in the Peak District & Staffordshire

Well Dressings are unique to the area and more than 80 towns and villages proudly display their floral masterpieces next to wells and water features. Well Dressings are a tradition which is believed to have been brought to the Peak District and parts of Staffordshire...

Churnet Valley Bounty

The weather is fabulous and has been since these uncertain times began. However, with all our worries and problems we are having to cope with, one constant is that nature always fights back. Spring is definitely here and nature has been flourishing over the past few...