After much deliberation our judging panel - award winning local author Sue Limb, poet Laura Webb, and writer, editor and comedian Betsy Vriend - have settled on a winning entry in our haiku competition. There were hundreds of entries and choosing a winner proved to be very difficult so we’ve added second and third place prizes. Read more

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