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The Butterfly Field

OWWW!!!! As I write this my feet are hurting. Quite a lot. But as it is all in the interests of research and the well-being of our Butterfly Loft guests, a little suffering is worthwhile. Peter and I have just…

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Butterfly Light Bites

The Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme was hugely popular, with Brits enjoying 64m discounted meals in its first three weeks alone. The scheme - which gave diners 50% discounts up to £10 per person on sit-down meals out…

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A Butterfly for Stony Stratford

In the early 16th century Catherine of Aragon was imprisoned in Ampthill for a short time whilst divorce proceedings were being taken against her by Henry VIII. Local tradition says that she taught the villagers lacemaking. Whether this is true…

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The Busy Butterfly

Life has definitely been odd recently. Curious, interesting, in some ways enjoyable, in some ways not, But absolutely and very definitely - odd. For some people it’s been quiet. You hear of people who had so little to do that…

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Improvements at the Butterfly Loft

In its former life, many years ago, The Butterfly Loft was home to the stable boys who lived over the “shop” looking after the coaching horses that stopped at The Bull Hotel. The Bull was (and still is) on Watling…

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Butterfly Loft to Beachampton

Sounds a bit like Lark Rise to Candleford!! You know that Kylie Minogue song: “I should be so lucky ….”? She was singing about being lucky in love, but that song was running through my head as Peter and I…

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Five Ways to Stay Healthy During Lockdown

While lockdown is starting to ease, we’re still a long way from “normal”. I was reading a joke message on FB the other say that said: when we get out of this, we’ll either be hunks, chunks or drunks! It…

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The Comfort of Rituals During Lockdown

People tend to carry out more rituals in times of uncertainty. Even if they have no direct influence over the physical world, rituals provide a sense of control and comfort by imposing order on the chaos and uncertainty of everyday…

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The Joy of Takeaways – Six of the Best

Fed up with cooking? Or just want to celebrate the fact that you’ve successfully tottered through another week of lockdown and made it to Friday? We can’t go out, but we can get a takeaway. Here’s some Butterfly Loft recommendations…

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