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WE HEAR CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER…

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Lovely news has reached the office from some delighted guests who stayed at Lost Meadow Tree Tent in January 2014. After some secretive plotting between Steve and Lost Meadow’s owner Ian, Steve popped the question and Vicki said yes! A big congratulations to them both!

YOU HAD US AT “LUMBERJACK CIRCUS”

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Rebecca from Canopy & Stars was invited to review Timber! by French-Canadian lumberjack family Cirque Alfonse, and felt right at home. After all, these are the chaps (and gals) you’d want on a Canopy & Stars break when the wood-burner runs out of fuel and logs need splitting…

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BRIAN KING’S TRAVEL MEMORY

Brian’s memory had us in roars of laughter. Top points for a one-of-a-kind experience!

Haven’t shared your travel memory yet? Enter The 2013 Great Moveable Feast
before 22nd July and you could win an 11-day incredible and edible adventure across the UK!

SPEND A WOODY WEEKEND AT GLOTTENHAM

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Meet the dream team, poised to initiate you into the wonders of the woods for a whole weekend (12-15 July & 26-29 Sept). Emma Salmon, Forest School leader and owner of Glottenham Castle, explains in this guest post… 

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NEW: ROCK CLIMBING AT THE OLD FORGE

Explore the fossil beaches and rugged cliffs of Dorset from the rock face, with a picnic waiting at the top… 

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The Old Forge is home to Rosie the Gypsy Caravan, Sam the Shepherd’s Hut, Scrumpy Jack the mischievous donkey and of course Tim and Lucy, your lovely hosts. Their daughter Sophie recently got married at The Old Forge, in a vintage, homespun, unique wedding of her own creation, to Alex, a qualified climbing instructor. So take someone intrepid along and the two of you can join Alex and Sophie to explore the world-famous Jurassic Coast…

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NO GIFTS YET? THE CANOPY & STARS ELF CAN HELP

It’s nearly - but not quite - too late to send off for strange and magical gifts from afar, but say the word and the elves of the internet will rummage through their toy trunks. All these quirky and original presents can still reach you in time for Christmas…

1. Treehouse T-shirt

This one is right up our trunk. We’re expecting to wake up on Christmas morning and find we’ve all bought each other one, just like Mumford and Sons and their mandolins.

Order: From Fab by 2pm on Thurs 20th Dec. (Beardy man not included.)

2. Miniature Marinated Figs

Made by The Bay Tree, simply soaked in molasses, white wine, rum, cinnamon, lemon and spices, these are great after dinner with ice cream or mascarpone and a coffee. The grown-up equivalent of giant fizzy cola bottles.

Order: from The Bay Tree by phone or online, Christmas delivery dates not specified. But you can also get them from Waitrose!

3. Foraging Tea Towel

We’re starting to think all human knowledge is out there on a tea towel somewhere. Keep this to hand, and you’ll never head out to pick wild garlic for pesto in July instead of April again.

Order: from To Dry For, usually despatched next working day (so order on Wed 19th)

4. Christmas Market earrings

Festive enough to add some cheesy sparkle, pretty enough to bring out year on year, these heart shaped enamel earrings beg to be worn on Christmas morning.

Order: From Tatty Devine by Thurs 20th Dec.

And finally…5. Canopy & Stars Gift Cards

We wanted to buy someone a sky full of stars, the smell of woodsmoke, and a game of candlelit scrabble, but couldn’t fit them all in the same envelope. This does the job! Extra Christmas spirit: Spend over £100, and we’ll say thanks with a £25 Canopy & Stars Gift Card for you to spend on yourself.

Order: from Canopy & Stars by 3pm on Thursday 20th with free postage or 3pm on Friday 21st Dec with emergency £10 Royal Mail Next Day Saturday Delivery charge

Good luck - and Happy Christmas!

Love from Tardy, the Canopy & Stars Christmas Elf xx

PLAN YOUR ESCAPE FROM (OR FOR?) NEW YEAR’S EVE NOW

The champagne is on ice. The sky is full of stars. We can’t guarantee no one will cheat at Cluedo…

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Canopy & Stars Annual Photo Competition 2012

It’s time to polish your lens, strike a pose and get snapping - the Canopy & Stars Annual Photo Competition is back and better than ever!

We’re looking for a stunning, characterful pic of your stay at one of our places.  Last year’s winner Jojo Duenas sent us this amazing portrait of a Highland cow from her stay at The Lovestruck while it was stationed in Mhor.

Canopy & Stars Annual Photo Competition 2012 Cow

And in return, received this custom painting inspired from her own holiday photos courtesy of artist Anthony Garratt (who happens to have an upcoming solo show at Thackeray Gallery in Kensington, London).

Anthony Garratt  The Lovestruck at Mhor Winner Painting

This year, we’ll be sending the winner on a 2-night trip to the Big Sky Retreat, where the 180 degree views of Exmoor and Dartmoor are sure to inspire anyone who’s handy with a camera.  Our friends at Good Energy are also throwing in one year free of their ‘good energy’ for the winner…

Send us your snaps now - enter here! (Closing date 31st January, 2013)

Wilderness Festival flower boudoir

Canopy & Stars flower yurt at Wilderness Festival

What a weekend… Wilderness Festival was amazing! Read about our superstar celebrity encounters!

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Wilderness… 15,000 festival go’ers, 15,000 flowers and us

Like busy bees, we’ve been getting ready for our first foray into flowers and festivals. Where, you cry? Wilderness Festival!

And why 15,000 fresh flowers? Well to make flower garlands, jewellery and masks of course…

Garland face

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