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  • What’s on in Rutland

    Five things to see this weekend and next week in Rutland, whether you’re a visitor or resident: 1. An Evening with Simon Callow at Uppingham Theatre on Sunday 26 February, 7.30pm. 01572 820820 Genius and expert on Charles Dickens this bi-centenary year. 2. Vivaldi at Burghley on Sunday 26 February, 7.30pm. Oakham School Chamber Choir and Chamber Orchestra. 01572 758820. Talented youngsters and glorious music in a fantastic setting. 3. David Swarbrick, folk singer at... Continue reading

  • Spring, 12 days after Winter!

    How weird is the British weather? Temperature minus 9 on my driveway on 11 February with every twig, fence and garden ornament covered in hoar frost like flakes of Maldon Sea Salt. And 12 days later, today is a balmy 16 degrees and the sun is shining on Rutland! Hares are not waiting until March to go mad, as three were sparring in the field at the bottom of the hill where I live when... Continue reading

  • Rutland in the snow on Saturday

    Rutland in the snow on Saturday

    What a beautiful day it was on Saturday.   Minus 9 in the village but bright sunshine.  The frost was like great flakes of sea salt.

  • Please, Giles Coren, don’t buy a house in Rutland

    For those who buy The Times on a Saturday, or can penetrate its paywall, you may have read Giles Coren‘s ‘Eating Out’ column in the magazine on 4 February 2012.  The heading is “I’d heard Rutland was nice. Good hunting. Although I’m not sure what that means. Maybe lots of bears.” In the piece, Giles Coren reveals that he and his wife are considering buying a house in Rutland, presumably just a small multi-million pound... Continue reading