Schools ready!

School is ready and thriving so now I can start developing my Rustic Escapes project.  I worked hard all summer to redevelop and design the gardens of our lovely school in Valencia, along with several classes that needed refreshing and now I can get back to preparing my next Rustic Escape in Finestrat, Alicante and carry on enjoying seeing guests arrive in Spring cottage and Partida de la Mar

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Otoñeando, ¡ Vamos a buscar setas !

Las setas son el motivo principal para visitar el monte en otoño: es toda una tradición ir con la familia o amigos a recolectar setas con la cesta colgada del brazo. Es esta época del año, una vez pasado el verano y el calor, antes de que llegue el frío del invierno, donde las temperaturas se suavizan y, sobre todo, aumenta la humedad, lo que propicia que proliferen esta maravillosa especie. Su variedad y riqueza gastronómica son ilimitadas, pero no [...]

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Nuestros huéspedes de la escapada “Mill Experience en el Weald and Downland” dicen…

Bringing rural history to life in Sussex   Rescued rural homes and buildings bring history to life at the Weald and Downland Living Museum in Sussex which demonstrates the lives of the people who lived and worked in South East England over 1,000 years.  Join their programme of traditional rural trades and crafts courses such as stone carving, blacksmith skills or participating in a medieval feast. Or just enjoy exploring the beautiful gardens and the woodland, seeing the farm animals – and [...]

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Enjoying the Garden Weekend at Parham House and Gardens

When staying at Spring Cottage in Amberley, Sussex last month, I was delighted to realise that it coincided with my annual visit to the Garden Weekend at Parham House and Gardens. This is held on the second weekend of July each year in the grounds of this beautiful Elizabethan country estate amidst rolling countryside and is just a stone’s throw from our Rustic Escape in Amberley. Having watched the Morris dancers and a local jazz trio welcoming the visitors I [...]

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