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The Butterfly Breakfast

A good breakfast is a good start to the day. At the Butterfly Loft we provide a continental breakfast for our guests, so as well the various cereals (and porridge at this time of year), we also offer croissants. Possibly…

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Please Cook Responsibly!

This is the most brilliant Christmas cake recipe ever. Proceed with caution and a large pinch of salt 😊. Ingredients 1 cup of water 1 cup of sugar 4 large brown eggs 2 cups of dried fruit 1 cup of…

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Find it!!

Have you read The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan? It’s a really lovely book and part of the Butterfly Loft’s book collection. It started me thinking about losing things. It seems to happen more as I get older…

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You’re Very Welcome!

We’ve had a good flow of guests at the Butterfly Loft recently. I just love it when people walk in and are wowed. It’s a beautiful place, but it still manages to be both comfortable and personal. I have spent…

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The Butterfly Guide to Successful Picnicking

July is National Picnic Month! Eating outdoors with friends and family has a long history. From the ancient Greeks to the England of today, the picnic is a popular summer tradition. How did the picnic get its name? The word…

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The Butterfly Antidote to Bleagh!

Do you remember the Charlie Brown Schulz cartoon strip, back in the 80s and 90s? His dog Snoopy sometimes used to describe feeling “bleagh”. Up until quite recently that’s how I’ve been feeling. Not ill, but bleagh, though unlike Snoopy…

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Life at the Loft: The Butterfly Emerges

Over the last few months, while out on our walks we have spotted some nice-looking places on our walks and made a mental note to go back for lunch once they’re open again. The 12th April dawned. The Glorious Twelfth!…

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The Freedom of the Redways

While Milton Keynes is often seen as the city of the car, the planners didn’t forget about pedestrians and cyclists and the result was the Redway network. We have over 200 miles of paths dedicated to walking and cycling, covering…

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Striking a Sweet Note

It was the gingerbread pigs with chocolate feet that did it. Being brought up on Charlotte’s Webb, I developed a childhood fondness for pigs. And gingerbread is one of my favourite sweet bites. When house hunting in Milton Keynes ,…

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Let Joy Be Unconfined!

Poor old Joy. Let her out, poor girl. And while you’re at it, let everyone else out too. From Monday this week we can meet with one other person for recreation. This means we are allowed to sit down in…

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