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!