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Home from home; in a Stable

When the telephone rang with an invitation to stay at the newly refurbished Chesters Stable we jumped at the chance. Over the past few months we have been keenly watching the development of the former stable block. Like most people when you imagine a stable, you probably picture something far from Chesters Stables. The sandstone building is Read more

The Farm – Ribe

My grandfather was a dairy farmer and most of my early memories are being with him and my grandmother on the farm while they milked the cows, tended their vegetable patch and fed the chickens, so I have always felt an affinity for farming. Being so close to the animals at Ribe was a pure Read more

The Long House, Ribe

Recently, we traveled to Denmark on a research trip to Ribe, Viking Village. The first building that looms into view is…. The Long House!  As your eyes adjust to the darker interior you begin to notice beams of light from the rafters and the wonderful smell of wood smoke that hangs in the air from the fire. Read more

Muncaster Castle Festival of Fools 2016

We had a fantastic time at Muncaster Castle “Festival of Fools” over the May bank holiday.  We had the privilege to meet “Twiggy” the new born roe deer on the evening before the event, when she was only four days old.  To find out about Twiggy’s incredible rescue follow this link! For those of you unfamiliar Read more