Our Favourite Autumn Walks

1st September is officially the first day of Autumn if you follow the meteorological calendar. If you follow the astrological calendar, it’s 23rd  September. Given the summer we’ve had, we’re hoping for an Indian summer in September. Whoever you follow, September is a...

The ultimate cook’s packing list

Everyone who know us well, knows that we love cooking and are self-confessed foodies. We’ve stayed away in many self-catering cottages over the years and were determined to make sure that the Long Barn had everything and more. We were the people who packed our own...

Flower and Produce Show

Last weekend was one of the most anticipated events in the village calendar; the annual Flower and Produce Show. It is held in Appleton’s village hall and is open to residents from our village along with those from Lastingham, Spaunton, and Hutton Le Hole. We...