Sunday, 8 September 2013

Little Piggies

Just another quiet peaceful day in Ilmington.....herding up the piglets on Back Street !!!! Our new Australian guests couldn't believe their eyes when they were met with the sight of about ten piglets making a bid for freedom from the local farm. It was all hands on deck to round them up and get them back into the farm but one was more stubborn than the rest and decided to take his time in heading home. Great entertainment.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

TV Production comes to Folly Farm Cottage

Ilmington has just joined the TV era with filming for the BBC series Father Brown taking place in the Manor in the centre of the village. We were very fortunate that one of the cars used in the series was parked at the cottage as the owners were staying with us for a couple of nights. The car is a beautiful 1935 Rolls Royce and as you can see from the photograph it is in immaculate condition.
Pam was fortunate enough to be given a drive in the car by the owner prior to it getting used on set. Father Brown features Mark Williams who very kindly autographed a couple of Harry Potter books for Lindsey's granchildren as he appeared as Mr Weasley in the films. He is pictured here signing the books in the Red Lion our fantastic village local.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Spring Lambs

Spring is well and truly here in the Cotswolds. On a recent walk I was fortunate enough to get an up close experience with some lovely lambs. While they were not confident enough to eat from my hand they were quite happy to have their noses stroked.

Today's task is to plant the tomato plants in the greenhouse. As any summer visitor to the cottage will know I am very proud of the tomatoes that we provide our guests at breakfast time which are fresh from the greenhouse. Hopefully we should get a good crop again this year. 

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Day out at the Cotswolds Tourism Forum

Just back from a meeting of the Cotswolds Tourism Annual Forum at Cheltenham racecourse. A very interesting meeting and managed to see the Fabulous Baker Brothers up close. Also chairing the meeting was the Cotswold Chef, Rob Rees.
There was a big promotion of the excellent local food within the Cotswolds including the various cheeses, Gloucester Old Spot sausages and local beers.
Nice to see so much enthusiasm shown by the attractions in the area prior to the main season starting. The National Trust properties are starting to open up again and Sudeley Castle opens for business on the 17th March.