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2 weeks ago

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Somewhat on the late side, but Bill and Ben got there in the end 😁 #flowerpotmen #Weeed ... See MoreSee Less

Somewhat on the late side, but Bill and Ben got there in the end 😁 #flowerpotmen #weeed

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Better late than never. I can attest to that.

2 weeks ago

The Laurels B&B

Took a drive up the Snake Pass on to Derwent Reservoir #driving #staffordshire #derbyshire ... See MoreSee Less

Took a drive up the Snake Pass on to Derwent Reservoir #driving #staffordshire #derbyshire

2 weeks ago

The Laurels B&B

Calling all veggies and vegans. We need your help 😃
We're looking to change our meat free sausage option, so please tell us your favourite meat free breakfast sausage. 🌿 The winner gets put on our menu.
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Whilst I try to avoid buying any mixture of ingredients pretending to be a meat substitute preferring to offer a selection of alternative unadulterated protein - I did buy Linda McCartny Rosemary and red onion for a guest who asked for veggie sausages - she had an omelette and I still have the packet of non sausages😂

Heck sausages are lovely, even Handley eats them and that’s a miracle from an ex farmer.

Homemade Welsh Glamorgan sausages made with leeks and cheese go down well at breakfast.

Meatless farm for sure!

Quorn Chef’s Selection

Richmond - that what Kylie can eat!

Malcolm Clear Thanks Mal. Do you think they’re suitable for breakfast though?

How about some veggie haggis

We tried some Heck sausages today and found them very nice

Sainsbury's love your veg vegan Cumberland Shroomdogs

Ruth Reid

Yeah I actually like linda McCartney’s rosemary & red onion too. But then I can’t eat cooked breakfast!

Linda McCartneys rosemary and red onion. Also the Chorizo and red pepper. Not personally a veggie but like those two.

If it’s got no meat it’s not a sausage. 😊

It has to be Richmond or Naked glory! If you'd like a vegan to come & road test them for you let me know! Happy to show you how to do a mean tofu scramble to go with them!

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3 weeks ago

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Made a quick visit to Trentham Gardens to enjoy some fairies today #fantasywire #staffordshire ... See MoreSee Less

Made a quick visit to Trentham Gardens to enjoy some fairies today #fantasywire #staffordshire
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Walking Staffordshire – The Churnet Valley
Walking Staffordshire – The Churnet Valley

In the mistaken belief that things would probably be a lot drier in the woods, we decided to venture up Cotton Dell – a delightful wooded valley between the mayhem of Alton Towers and the tranquillity of Oakamoor. We were probably still a week or two away from the...

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Staffordshire Walks – Oakamoor & Whiston
Staffordshire Walks – Oakamoor & Whiston

The beauty of living where we are is the ability to walk in any direction, from our front door, and find ourselves in fantastic countryside. If you use the brilliant (and usually free) ViewRanger phone app, you can follow the route from here.  Just across the road...

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A Visit to Carsington Water
A Visit to Carsington Water

In keeping with my unhealthy interest in the weather, it struck me today that I wasn't sure where the term "Indian Summer" came from. I'd always imagined it was something to do with India and the fact the weather improved in September after the monsoons. But no,...

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The JCB Story
The JCB Story

The JCB Story Some of you may know that JCB (of yellow digger fame) are based just up the road from us. If you’ve driven to Alton Towers via Rocester, the chances are you’ve passed their World Headquarters – a huge shed-like building with very picturesque lakes out...

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Drone Footage of The Roaches
Drone Footage of The Roaches

Given that absolutely nothing is happening at The Laurels, in respect of fixing things that is, and that the weather was dry and warmish, we decided to take a trip to The Roaches. This isn't, as you may suspect, some hideous place where six-legged insects inhabit the...

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Well Dressing

When I was first told about well dressing, I imagined a group of immaculately groomed lovies in suits and frocks. As it turns out, well dressing is pretty much as it sounds - dressing up wells. Just up the road from us is the picture-postcard village of Tissington...

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