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Catch-up 2016

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Charcott Blog

Well, it’s a very long time since I’ve written anything on the Charcott Farmhouse blog.  And I’ve been shocked into it today by a call from a prospective guest asking if we were still doing B&B as there had been nothing new written on the website for over 2 years.  Ouch – need to remedy fast!   So, 2013 was a tricky year due to family illness but ended very happily with our daughter’s wedding in September.  And then of course, 2014 started horribly with...

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Springtime

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Charcott Blog, Life at Charcott

Springtime

 I love this time of year!  The recent days of glorious bright warm sunshine has lifted the spirits and spurred  the enthusiasm for the garden back into action.  At the moment here at Charcott we are still getting the odd frost so haven’t yet been brave enough to plant anything new but it wont be long.  And to my delight the mild winter has meant that the geraniums that were left in the tubs outside the front door have actually survived and are just beginning to flower.  Last...

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Update 13th February 2014

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Life at Charcott

Update 13th February 2014

 So, with a further night of wild wind and   rain approaching I thought it might be a good idea to write a few reassuring words about the conditions at Charcott Farmhouse.  Yes, the garden is beyond soggy and coping with muddy Kent clay is not easy but we are dry, up high and well away from any flooding.  The bottom of the drive has seen better days in spite of doing substantial re-topping last year and there is an intermittent extremely large puddle at the bottom of the road but...

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Christmas

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013 in Charcott Blog, Life at Charcott

Christmas

 And here is further Christmas merry-making at Penshurst.  Could not have been more seasonal with carol singing, plenty of lovely stalls in the village hall, the church bells pealing and of course mulled wine being served.

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Christmas Fair, St. Luke’s Chiddingstone Causeway

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013 in Charcott Blog, Life at Charcott

Christmas Fair, St. Luke’s Chiddingstone Causeway

  It’s that time of year again!  And time for the annual St. Luke’s Christmas. Fair – a village event eagerly awaited by one and all.  This is a time when the village hall is packed with stalls and folk hunting hard for presents. This year we had a cake stall, Christmas decorations, the vicar doling out mulled wine, coffee and mince pies, two raffles and a tombola, not forgetting the magnificent gift stall manned by Mrs. Monty Don of Charcott and helpers  – see...

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Delicious veggie dinner these evening

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Charcott Blog, Recipes

Delicious veggie dinner these evening

Feeling in need of something healthy and satisfying having spent the day battling wind and rain, I decided it was time for something new. This recipe, given to me by a guest who stayed a few weeks ago, was heart in mouth throughout but it worked brilliantly and head chef was impressed. So here it is and shall look forward to repeating it again when the family are home over Christmas. 500g puff pastry 250g cherry tomatoes 4 tablespoons green olive tapenade 4 teaspoons mascarpone cheese Roll out...

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