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Year: 2014

Christmas at Brinsop Court 16th December 2014
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Christmas is such a special time of year and its wonderful that in our culture families and friends get together for several days over the holiday period. But it can be a huge strain on your home and your nerves as most of us live in houses that are not designed for large numbers of people to be cooped up together for any length of time and… read more on Christmas at Brinsop Court


Brinsop Court Traditions 9th December 2014
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One of the wonderful traditions at Brinsop Court Manor House is the annual harvest supper held in the magnificent medieval banqueting hall. Pat and Martin are generous hosts and everyone who works on or for the estate is invited along with their partners to supper to celebrate the end of the harvest. This year was no exception and Julia and Florrie served up an amazing selection of… read more on Brinsop Court Traditions


Herding Cats 2nd December 2014
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Sometimes it can be just too hard to organise 30 friends and family to spend the weekend together. We’ve come across a great tool which can help enormously! Doodle is free and simple to use – just set up a poll and send the link to everyone. Let them choose the dates they are free and hey presto – consensus. You can choose options like yes / no… read more on Herding Cats


Planning your big day 25th November 2014
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Where to hold your wedding day is one of the most important decisions for an engaged bride and groom. There are lots of things to keep in mind before committing yourselves.  Crucially budget and with number of guests you want to celebrate with are probably where you start. Venues generally have a maximum number of guests and once you know what your own maximums are you can… read more on Planning your big day


Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 17th November 2014
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Back in April this year Pat was approached by Kate Bliss to take part in a programme she was filming for BBC1 called “Put your Money where your Mouth is”.  The series put Kate up against another antiques expert to buy and sell various items to make a profit for charity and Kate’s charity was Cancer Research UK. After some discussion about the types of things Pat… read more on Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is


Telling all Manor of Celebrity Gossip 21st October 2014
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Did you see the Birmingham Post on Thursday, 2nd October 2014? If not, don’t worry, I’ve re-typed the full page article here, written by Chris Upton. Have you heard the one about the actress, the vicar, the poet and the political economist? Regrettably I can’t find a joke to put them all in, but I do have a house. A very fine house, in fact, bang in… read more on Telling all Manor of Celebrity Gossip


Autumn brings out the poet in all of us 14th October 2014
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There is nothing like the old favourites - read this one aloud, it sounds so like Brinsop at this time of year. To Autumn, by J Keats Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness! Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run; To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees, And fill all fruit… read more on Autumn brings out the poet in all of us


Technology to help with planning your wedding 7th October 2014
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Weddings are big business when it comes to suppliers vying for your time and attention and planning a wedding is not only an enormously emotional process, but an incredibly complex project for people who aren’t used to managing a big event! Luckily the brides who use Brinsop can keep the complexity down as there is only room for small numbers and the weddings that work best here… read more on Technology to help with planning your wedding


A day in the life of a Brinsop team member 30th September 2014
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One of the fantastic things about working at Brinsop Court is how varied each day can be whilst enjoying the backdrop of a house that has been the same for centuries! I recently had the pleasure of manning the office for two days whilst everyone else in the team was out and about doing other important stuff.  Day one was the calm before the storm because the… read more on A day in the life of a Brinsop team member


Finding Brinsop’s Treasures 23rd September 2014
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We have a lovely fun treasure hunt set up here at Brinsop for the younger members of the family. There are 20 photos of places around the historic manor house itself and one photo of somewhere completely different and the children need to work out which one isn’t at Brinsop! Each photo has a three digit number attached to it and if they get the right one,… read more on Finding Brinsop’s Treasures


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