Covid-19 PPE – made in Rutland

April 19th – Our care homes need PPE to keep them safe from Covid-19! Staff at Aberdeen House, Uppingham were delighted to receive visors made by Uppingham School. I am so pleased that both Uppingham & Oakham Schools are making visors for use across the country. Thanks also to Northfield Farm for hand sanitizer, which is also needed .

Arts for Rutland

Feb 7th – There was some fantastic talent on show at the Arts for Rutland exhibition at Rutland Museum. The standard would have been outstanding for adults, but this was all work by young people, 11 – 18. Congratulations to Amy Adams, overall winner, with this stunning portrait of her grandmother .

Annual remembrance of Katharine of Aragon

24th January: The Spanish first wife of Henry VIII, Katharine of Aragon, is buried in beautiful Peterborough Cathedral. Her death is commemorated each year with moving service, a procession from St John’s church and many local children dressed in Tudor costume. Rutland is proud to belong to the diocese.

Learning about Justice

22nd January – A lecture theatre at Uppingham School became a magistrates’ court today for a mock trial supervised by real magistrates. Fascinating to see how the justice system works & for audience & participants to arrive at a verdict.

Thanks to the magistrates who volunteered and orchestrated the event.

Happy Christmas!

25th December: Happy Christmas from all the girls of the Furness family!

Me, Felicity, little Lottie (10 weeks) and Flossie the dog.

Harington School Awards

17th December: What a year group & what academic musical sporting & dramatic talents! Congratulations to all. Harington School is now an absolutely outstanding 6th form college with pupils’ achievements that could be the envy of most schools across the country – all achieved in 4 years.

Carols at Normanton Church

14th December: I go to a lot of carol concerts in the weeks before Christmas, but this one was special – in that icon of Rutland, Normanton Church on the edge of Rutland Water. In support of the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme @EMICS999 . The path to the venue was very suitably lit using little blue flashing lights!

We all left the concert feeling full of Christmas music & good cheer. Thanks to Rutland Choral for a wonderful performance. Fabulous setting on Rutland Water .

Rotary Santa Fun Run

14th December: A great way to burn off calories, get fit & raise funds for good causes -Oakham Rutland Rotary Club’s Santa Run . Can you spot our High Sheriff? Thanks & congratulations to all especially those who ran!