Archive | 2011

Fireplace

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

I’d like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy holiday season as it’s also Chanukah… Amy helped me make Christmas Florentine biscuits on Wed and they’re much better than last year.  That’s because when Mum was out here visiting in June, we made some together and worked out that we needed to […]

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Pears

Pear-fect

We picked the last of our pears today and that is the end of a bumper crop this year!  We’ve been eating them, juicing, making cider, giving them away and this weekend I had Amy & Zoe help me dry them too. Here’s a photo of our last lot of apples and pears and our […]

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Split Farthing Hall

RAWsome!

We did it!  It’s been an exciting couple of months with the launch of The Retreat at Split Farthing Hall.  We’ve held our first few retreats including Claire guiding an ‘Adventure for the Soul’ program and encouraging women to ‘Evoke Your Senses’ on another weekend.  Plus we just had a fabulous double page article published […]

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We’re Jammin’ Again

It’s that time year again – already.  All the plums are ripe at the same time again, including the Damsons!  Plus we just collected bags & bags of pears too…  Here’s Amy & Zoe helping collect some fruit from our orchard.  They were also great at helping de-stone all the plums in preparation for jam making, […]

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Split Farthing Hall

Nearly There…

With my parents visiting and the house getting close to being finished, it was such a hectic June that I never got the opportunity to write anything! So to bring you up to date, I’ve included some photos of what we’ve been doing and how it’s all looking. The main house is complete, paintings are […]

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Fruit

Seeing Red…

Recently a friend of mine was told he had a high cholesterol level and was prescribed Lipitor.  Apparently when he asked the doctor if there were any possible side effects, he was told there were none!  I find this quite unbelievable…  Since reading my blog about statins he has decided to put the prescription for […]

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