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As I write this from the comfort of my office chair one of our guests at the apartment is enduring the Dambuster Triathlon! A 1500m swim across Rutland Water, followed by a 42km bike ride, followed by a 10km run. Amazing!

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Looking forward to Uppingham Feast Day on Sunday. Let's hope it's sunny. Walking up and down the High Street buying food from the stalls. Watching live bands play in the market place - sitting in the sun with a drink from Don Paddy's or the Vaults. Perfect!

Update: it w...


It's fantastic to see the red kite sailing overhead these days. Barely a day goes by when I don't see it soaring high in the sky over the high street and the cricket ground in Uppingham. I love its distinctive call too. It's not that long since they were introduced ba...


We had some lovely guests to stay last weekend. One of the highlights on their visit to Rutland was a visit to Barnsdale Gardens. It features 38 individual gardens and was made famous by being the garden of Geoff Hamilton and featured on Gardener's World during the 80...

One of the most famous trains in the world steamed across the viaduct at the nearby Rutland village of Harringworth today. A large crowd had gathered to watch as it made it's journey from London to York.





Completed in 1878 and known as either the Harringworth Viaduct...

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