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Award of Excellence for The Laurels

“We are thrilled to be working with the best hotels in the United Kingdom and The Laurels B&B is certainly among them” said Paulina Krolikowska, market manager of HotelsCombined United Kingdom “What is different about the Recognition of Excellence is the way...

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Mother’s Day Weekend Offer – The Laurels B&B

Mother's Day Weekend Offer Sunday the 26th March is Mother's Day, which also happens to fall on our opening weekend of the 2017 season. To celebrate both, we thought we would make it an extra special occasion for our guests. If you book to stay with us for 2...

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Five Reason to Stay at The Laurels B&B

Following on from our first guest blog from (Sharon aka Don't call me Shazza) we're thrilled to add this one from Mike Gibbons, who's the Site Manager at Aerial Extreme, Trentham Gardens. 5 Reasons to Stay at The Laurels B&B   If its peace and tranquility you...

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Blazing A Trail at Blaze Farm

Blaze Farm – Perfect for Days out with the Kids What to do with the kids? An oft-asked question by parents across the country. The choices shouldn’t really include, “send them up the chimney”, or “stick ’em in the cupboard under the stairs”. That’s not what we’re...

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Get Ready for the Big Reveal!

Ready for the Big Reveal? Phil and Helen have been slaving away, doing all kinds of renovations and upgrades to the rooms at The Laurels, in preparation to welcome in the 2017 season on the 25th March. So I, Sharon (aka 'Guest admin'), am stepping in to take over...

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World of Wedgwood
World of Wedgwood

Josiah Wedgwood was lucky to marry his cousin, Sarah Wedgwood for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it meant she didn’t have to change her name, so little in the way of pesky paperwork to fill in, and secondly, she had rather a large inheritance tucked away which allowed...

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June 2016

Electrickery. You Just Can’t Trust It! 12th June 2016 In Greek Mythology, Electra is the daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra, and thus is Princess of Argos. This seems extremely unlikely to us, as we’re pretty sure that Sainsbury’s now owns Argos, which...

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Retail, Leisure & Tourism Award Finalists

We're as chuffed to bits to announce that we've made it through to the finals of the Staffordshire Retail, Leisure & Tourism Award! Although we didn't make the finals of the Small Business of the Year Award, our entry did receive a commendation 🙂

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May 2016

Fairies and Ferrets 16th May 2016 OK admit it, you thought (or hoped) we’d stop writing this tosh now that we’ve reopened for business. Well, here we are still subjecting our blog followers to life at The Laurels. This week we decided to test one of our local walks in...

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March 2016

You’ve Got To Love The 80s 24th March 2016 A funny old decade, the 80s. Women were encouraged to don shoulder pads that would put an American Footballer to shame, and men were allowed to wear heavy Aran jumpers, tuck them into their blue jeans and finish off the whole...

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February 2016

Overpaid, Oversexed and Over Here! 17th February 2016 Apparently, during WWII this is how we referred to our friends from over the pond when they arrived to help us win the war (allegedly). Although their apparent retort about us being “underpaid, undersexed and under...

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January 2016

We're Back In Business! 29th January 2016 The arrival of our shiny new credit card machine means we've now opened up our booking calendar from 1st June 2016 onwards - Yippee 🙂 To celebrate this momentous occasion, we're giving away a FREE, yes a FREE stay at The...

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December 2015

Sloe, Sloe, Quick, Quick Slow 20th December 2015 Those of you with a penchant for rubbish TV like us, may well have enjoyed the final of Strictly. Whilst the anointment of Jay as the winner may have come as a surprise, not least to him, you can't deny his excellent...

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November 2015

Don't Count Your Chickens 26th November 2015 The last few weeks have been very hectic here, which is my way of excusing the fact that we haven't updated the blog in a while. One reason, is the amount of time being taken up by our web design business, but we've also...

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October 2015

Adios Amigos 13th October 2015 Today we said adios to our new amigos, Nica and Ivan - pronounced Ewan. (That's Ivan of course, not Nica). The guys arrived from Tenerife around two weeks ago on the premise that, in return for a bed and three meals a day, they would...

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September 2015

Mother Nature - She's Nice 28th September 2015 Around 10 months ago we decided our fruit trees needed a bit of a prune, as they were in danger of taking over the place. In fact, every time one of us walked out of the back door, we banged our heads on some low hanging...

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August 2015

Someone Call A Doctor! (Or a Surgeon) 22nd August 2015 We were reminded of an old joke the other day. It's probably frowned upon in these ultra PC days, but what the heck - here it is; Two unemployed Irish men were walking through the woods one day, when they saw a...

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July 2015

The Incredible Mr Cropper 20th July 2015 If you were to have visited us this morning, you'd have been forgiven for wondering if anything much had been happening recently. The vista along our drive and up towards His field was one of a mini-mountain of stoney stuff,...

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