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Butterfly Tiers

Gosh, that was quick. One minute we were tootling along, preparing for Christmas, current guests enjoying the Christmas tree, all comfy in front of the Butterfly log burner, when wallop! The wicked Covid witch did a malicious little loop the…

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Battlefields and Butterflies

It has not been the happiest of years, has it? But if you think 2020 has been a horrible year, bear in mind that 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 were far worse. William Orpen was a successful painter, one of the most…

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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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