Tag Archive: national trust

Ribston Pippin Apple Pie

Ribston Pippin Apple

On Sunday it was the Calke Abbey Apple Day. We attended last year and knew we had to return for the apple sale. Many varieties of apples from the orchard were for sale at around £2 for 1kg bag. We raced the WI contingent for the quinces so we can make our annual batch of …

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Village Show Debut

Calke Abbey Show

We may be country bumpkins but there is one part of village life we have never taken part in. The highly competitive Village Show. Other countries have fiestas, we have giant vegetables and most handsome bull competitions that celebrate the great and slightly eccentric aspects of living in the great British countryside. There is no …

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A Dapper Welsh Adventure

After last year’s cider fuelled glamping fest in Herefordshire as soon as we saw the fabulous Dapper Camping Club, north of Brecon, through Canopy & Stars we knew we had to visit. As a child I visited the area often on PGL holidays and wanted to return to show Hubs how beautiful Wales can be. …

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Apple Day – Calke Abbey

Apples are very much a fruit we take for granted. We’re so used to being able to buy them all year round and this can leave our humble British varieties of apple, of which there is over 2000,  feeling undervalued. Over the last few weeks there has been many events throughout the UK celebrating the …

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The Cream Tea Diaries

I’ve mentioned Grandma before, she’s a bit of a legend. One of her favourite things in life is cream cakes and she’s also the Queen of all things scone. It’s her recipe I use for scones and that I teach all of my pupils because it always works perfectly. For the last few weekends we’ve …

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