Getting down to business in the Peak District

It must be almost exactly 20 years since I last visited the Peak District and my recollections of that weekend are a little fuzzy if I’m honest. Our eldest daughter was just a few months old so sleep deprivation undoubtedly has something to answer for! I do vaguely...

How To Get The Most Out Of A Workshop

The current trend for workshops is a wonderful way for us to learn from the skills & experience of others, often in a less formal setting than a traditional training course. There is a plethora of subjects to enjoy, from the creative and artistic to the...

What is a Hosted Workshop at Oak Tree Barn?

I have recently realised that the idea of a ‘hosted workshop’ which I have created my business around is not in fact something that many others are doing and that many people probably don’t know what I mean when I happily tell them I run hosted workshops!...

Spring in the Garden at Oak Tree Barn

In my grand plan (well, vague plan might be more accurate) this blog post was to have been about Spring in the garden at Oak Tree Barn. I have though been a little thwarted by the weather! There was still snow on parts of the field and garden just a couple of days...

Gardening from scratch

It seems to have been a long time in the planning, but I think we finally have a date set for a bit of landscaping at the barn. Although in a truly lovely spot (according to me!) the barn does essentially sit in the middle of a flatish field at present, with the the...