A recommend from Ann, to ladies & gents:

Hair @ The Loft

on Westgate Precinct.

Give Stephanie a try, she’s very good and a lovely person.

01524 421 553

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Cosy Tea Room

Recently opened in Slyne with Hest (Just off the A6), The Manor Tea Room serves delicious homemade food, scones and cakes.

We visited for lunch and were very impressed – a warm welcome, a real fire, and excellent service.

The tearoom is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Phone 07365 318172.

Although dogs are not allowed inside the tearoom, there is a heated courtyard.

Check out the menu and more here:

The Manor Tea Rooms website

The Manor Tea Rooms on Facebook


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Broadband Outage

A number of us have been suffering from loss of internet broadband service for a few days now. After many phone calls and messages, we finally have the facts, which explain why the service keeps dropping out and then coming back:

Siobhan Brook – CSC – CS Escalations

8:56am, Tuesday 19 Mar 2019


Just adding notes and will contact the customer soon, as inbound call agent just on a call.

This is incident IMT690333/19 were services have been restored and are on back up batteries until the local power company can attend the fibre cabinet to reconnect the mains power.

until the mains power is restored batteries will be changed daily, when batteries are change service will be lost until the cabinet repowers.

we are trying daily to get the power company to attend, after the storms at the weekend they are very busy, we will continue to chase them daily, i would suggest chasing in a couple of days if still open

Not good news, but at least now you know what has happened….



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Ferry Nab

The February “heat wave” presented an excellent opportunity to enjoy the shores of Lake Windermere. Here is a photo taken in the later afternoon, on a very pleasant stroll from Bowness to Ferry Nab.

If you don’t know the footpath that follows the shoreline passing Cockshott Point along to Parson Wyke, its here:

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Spring in February

Hope everyone is enjoying our strange February weather!

Ann and I walked through Lancaster Priory Churchyard and saw this:

Weird but wonderful…

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Happy New Year

To all at Stud Farm Park, here’s hoping that the New Year brings you everything you wish for.

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The Red Door at Halton

A nice place to enjoy lunch is the Red Door Cafe & Bistro in Halton. We visited on 22nd November and were very pleased with its cosy atmosphere and excellent lunchtime food. For evenings, the bistro is not licensed, but you can take your own wine, and they will only charge “corkage”.  Car parking and dog-friendly too!

Red Door on Trip Advisor

Church Brow, Halton, Lancaster LA2 6LS

07894 630 984

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October RPI 2018

The October twelve-month RPI has been published. It is 3.3 %, so that will be the index basis for any Pitch Fee increase.

More information & links here: Pitch Fee Reviews.

Below is a graph of the historical RPI, courtesy of the Office for National Statistics.

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Glass TV Stand looking for a new owner

June has a glass TV stand which is going to a charity shop if no-one among our neighbours here on Stud Farm can think of a relation, colleague, or friend who might be able to make use of it:

Contact June on 07506 745 024.

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Nectar Points Double Up at Sainsbury’s

If you collect Nectar points, you should know that Sainsbury’s are running their “double-up” voucher scheme again this year – it is “on” now:

  1. Customers will need a minimum of 1,000 points to take part in Double Up.
  2. Customers may exchange their saved Nectar points for a Nectar Double Up voucher at participating stores during the promotional period up to a maximum of 20,000 Nectar points across any included category (that’s equivalent to exchanging Nectar points worth £200 for a Double Up voucher).
  3. Double Up vouchers ordered online will be issued via post between 29 October and 4 November 2018. Double Up vouchers will be issued in store between 5 and 18 November 2018, subject to store opening hours. Double Up vouchers may only be redeemed between 12 and 18 November 2018 subject to store opening hours. After this date Nectar Double Up vouchers will expire and have no value.  Expired Nectar Double Up vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash or Nectar points.

As usual, the arrangements are complicated, resulting in (yesterday!) one – only slightly – frazzled customer service lady in the Morecambe store who seemed to be dividing her time between selling fireworks and explaining the voucher scheme to puzzled shoppers.

But, if you collect the points, and would normally buy non-food items in that store, then it is effectively “free money”….!


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