To celebrate the reopening of Fieldfare Café after our winter break we’re giving you the chance to win two nights’ camping for a family of 5 plus £50 of vouchers for the café and two bags of firewood – worth over £130 in total! Don’t worry if you’ve already booked – we’ll refund your booking if you win, and if you live locally and don’t fancy camping then you can just use the vouchers for a meal. Read more

We’ve wanted to build a clay oven for a number of years, and finally got around to it in October. We enlisted the services of Sam Makumba, a local potter who has built dozens of clay ovens over the years, and press-ganged 20 friends into a weekend’s service! Despite choosing the weekend when the St Jude storm hit, the build went very well. Read on for a fairly thorough description of our method, which I hope will help others construct clay ovens. If you have any questions or would like to suggest improvements then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Read more