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Mum’s 60th Birthday Weekend


To celebrate 60 years, 21,900 days, or 525,600 hours since 25 March 1955 we thought we might get together for a weekend away.


Weekends described by the date of the Saturday

Weekend Mum R&A PSM&D DP&C
28 Feb Y  Y  Y
7 Mar Y  Y  Y
14 Mar Y  Y  Y
21 Mar Y  Y  Y
28 Mar Y  Y  N
11 Apr Y  N  Y
18 Apr Y  Y  Y


Dani – just need to check Phil’s dates and make a decision about Spring Harvest. We could do the week including 11th April. However, our school holidays are 30th March to 12th April (not a problem) but I’ve looked them up and think they are the same for Steph.

A possible cunning plan could be to go for 11 Apr and do the whole week leading up to that (i.e. 6-12 Apr), given the way Easter falls in terms of Alex’s schools holidays (don’t know about others).

I agree about the dates, it seems to me that is the only possibility, I have been looking at centre parcs at Woburn and we could have a 4 bedroom lodge and a 2 bedroom lodge, don’t know how close we could get them, from Monday 6 to Friday 10 April,  it would be really costly to do the weekend as well, what do you all think? Mum


Probably need to get a date before sorting this.

Vicarage Farm 2014


We are staying at Vicarage Farm.  Specifically we have got two self-catering cottages known as Prince’s Seat and Miller’s View.

Here is a link to Google Maps.


Arrive Depart
Overall dates booked  Fri 15 Aug  Fri 22 Aug
Mum  15 Aug  22 Aug
Alex and Rich  Sun 17 Aug orMon 18 Aug  Fri 22 Aug
Steph, Pete, Matthew and Daniel  15th Aug  22nd Aug
Dani, Phil and Caleb  Sun 17 Aug  Fri 22nd Aug



See also the cottage’s guide to the local area.


  • Visit a house
    • R&A up for this – have already done Chatsworth
    • Mum ok with this, have also done it – would like to do the Pemberly house
    • The Lewis’ are happy to do Lyme Park
    • Knoxes are happy to visit everywhere
  • Go for a walk
    • R&A up for this – happy to plan something which works for everyone
    • Mum – not up to walking more than a couple of miles but happy to be with the little ones so others can go
    • Pete is very up for a long walk, Matthew maybe, Steph and Daniel not!
    • Knoxes are happy to walk

Don’t forget to bring

  • Walkie talkies
  • BBQ
  • Walking gear

Just a note to say, the Knoxes are up for everything! We are very excited. Caleb is constantly saying ‘Is it today we are off to Vicarage Farm mummy. One does hope so’