Megan’s 7th Birthday Part 1 – New bike

Lay and I returned to Holly Bank Barn on Sunday morning for the start of our family holiday.  We arrived to a fabulous welcoming committee waiting for us in the driveway which was a pleasing sight after a long journey.  We were then greeted with a delicious croissant breakfast (thanks Grannie Annie). Megan and William spotted […]

Family Party 2016 Part 3 – The Morning After

After a fabulous party there was one last opportunity for people to spend time together in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside.  Other than Tony and Jeanie, who had set off early to continue their holiday in Scotland, the remaining troops gathered at the Barn from where a trip to Tarn Hows was planned. I rather failed […]

Family Party 2016 Part 2 – The Main Event

Having returned to Holly Bank Barn it was time for the party to get underway.  This followed the more traditional format of food, drink, outdoor games, fun and lots of laughter. Sebastian did a great job of entertaining Megan and William with the giant Jenga whilst Lay did a great job of managing the BBQ. […]

Family Party 2016 Part 1 – Beacon Tarn

Clare and Tony are hosting the family party at their home in Cumbria this year.  Given the distances people travelled to get here the party was extended to a family weekend and Clare and Tony had come up with some entertainment to suit everyone. Having all met up on Friday night at the Red Lion, […]

Watch out Cumbria – the Harker’s have arrived!

After a couple of weeks of holiday club, the summer holidays are finally underway as we head north up the M6 to Cumbria. We arrived at Holly Bank Barn late on Tuesday evening.  William had crashed out in the car but Megan was far too excited to see Clare, Tony and Molly to fall asleep […]