25 Oct 2017

Autumn 2017

Hello everyone, We now have 3 Aylesbury ducks called Angelica, Eliza and Peggy after characters from my favourite musical, Hamilton. Aylesbury ducks are your typical Jemima Puddle-Duck kind of duck. So, if anyone wants to come up and see them and the chickens, feel free! The ducks won’t start laying their eggs until next Spring […]


11 Apr 2017

Spring 2017

Welcome to Spring at Tub Cottage The daffodils have now flowered in Litton and the trees are starting to grow their leaves, there are lambs jumping and playing in the fields and Tub Cottage looks lovely.   Our six chickens are doing very well and are enjoying the sunny weather, although it has made one […]


20 Dec 2016

Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas and welcome to my blog, We have exiting news! We have donkeys!!! Their names are Callum and Jones and they are adorable. We are fostering them from the Donkey Sanctuary.  They are both brown,  Jones is aged 6 and is slightly smaller than Callum who is aged 4. They are still getting used […]


10 Sep 2016

The Tale of Two Naughty Herdwick Sheep

Once upon a time there were two Herdwick sheep named Jemima and Beatrix.  They lived in a lovely field in the Peak District surrounded by drystone walls and full of rich juicy grass. They had recently moved to this field from another part of the Peak District where they lived with their mother and father, […]


18 Jul 2016

Summer 2016

Hi Past, Present and Future Guests of Tub Cottage, I have more very exiting news since my last post, we’ve got sheep! They are called Beatrix and Jemima after Beatrix Potter and Jemima Puddle-Duck because they are Herdwick sheep which originate from the Lake District also, Beatrix Potter basically saved the breed from being wiped […]


26 Mar 2016

Spring 2016

Hello Past, Future or Present Guests and Welcome to the Tub Cottage Website, I have exciting news… I’ve got chickens!!! I have four of them and their names are: Ravioli, Orzo, Macaroni and Penne, and as you have probably guessed they are all named after pasta. We had our first egg today YAY!! After over […]


18 Jan 2016

Winter 2016

Hello and welcome to the Tub Cottage Website, I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.   I had a lot of fun decorating Tub Cottage for Christmas.  In my last blog I said that the snow was coming,  but it never did, it just rained, but it is not flooded thankfully.  It […]


13 Oct 2015

Autumn 2015

Hello, and welcome to my small part of the internet, Winter is coming and Tub Cottage has been open for over a year Yay!! The new school year has started and the village school is so full it  is nearly overflowing after accepting 14 new pupils! The weather report said that there is going to […]


26 Jul 2015

Summer Holidays

Welcome, to my blog! Ahh, the Summer holidays. A warm and sunny time (mostly) in Litton and perfect to go cycling on the Monsal Trail. Hathersage swimming pool is a must and so is Hassop Station (on the Monsal Trail) which is a tea room and book shop. Although the weather here isn’t brilliant at […]


19 Jun 2015

Litton Wakes and Welldressing

Hello Welcome to the Tub Cottage Website! We’ve had really nice weather this week but it has turned horrid today but to be fair the weather report did say it would rain this weekend. The village greens are really green at the moment I think it’s summer (finally). Wakes and Welldressing celebrations are coming up […]