What's on in Rutland: July 2018

6 July 2018
Summer is here and the sun is shining in Rutland. It's a busy month in our county with many family friendly events happening all over, so get your diary out and make a note of all these amazing events.

There's village fetes, open mic nights, antique valuations, charity nights and even a pirate party!

Please Note! More information regarding promotions and events will be added as we hear about them!

20/49 Classic Car Club Returns to Rutland

15 June 2018
On 7th June I visited the Rutland village of Barrowden for the return of the annual 20/49 Car Club which I have visited for many years. My mother grew up in Barrowden and my father's and brother's hobby involves doing-up classic cars, so this event is quite the family affair! 

The popular annual event returns with car enthusiasts gathering to appreciate vintage motoring.
On the first Thursday in June the 20/49 Car Club visits Barrowden with club members and local residents - including my family - join in and bring along their classic and vintage vehicles. The FREE entry event gives you and your family a chance to take a step back in time and admire many variations of vintage/classic cars and vehicles. Originally, the club gathered vehicles from 1920 to 1949 however, vehicles from 1920 to 1981 with everything from Jaguars to Porsches, tractors and campervans, motorcycles and mopeds!

The event attracts many locals and car enthusiasts and it's amazing how many people attend that haven't visited Barrowden before, bringing new people to the stunning village and of course, the pub! The Exeter Arms is run by the Wade family and open Tuesdays to Sundays and they host many events of their own so be sure to check out their website.

I captured a few photographs from the evening which was a huge success!
Take a look and step back in time for a few minutes...

What's on in Rutland: June 2018

24 May 2018
Summer is very nearly here and there are events happening all around the county in June! We've listed them all together so you know how to plan your calendar with the family, making sure you don't miss out!

Find out what's on in and around the county for June, with fun for all the family.
Note: Events will be added to this page as we hear about them
Email RutlandBlog@yahoo.com and tell us all about a local event or event in Rutland you're hosting and we'll feature it on our page and tell our readers about it!

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Who is The Rutland Blogger?

19 May 2018
I've thought about writing this post for a while and I've been nervous to write something this personal, but I think it's the right time and I write this as a huge thank you for everyone who allowed me to turn all of my passions into a business.

It has always amazed me that there are a few thousand people read this blog, but who am I?

For those who do not know, I'm Charlie! Most people are surprised to learn that I am 23 and originally from down the road - just over the Rutland border - in the village of Harringworth. As a child, I went to Leighfield Primary School in Uppingham and then onto Uppingham Community College in 2006.

I enjoyed school, although at the age of 14 I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and school became a challenge due to suffering from depression and anxiety. But I proudly passed all my GCSE's with A-C grades with the support of my incredible teachers and the staff members at UCC.

I then went to QE College in Leicester, where I studied Graphic Communication, Photography and Business Studies. I loved every second of my two years at QE which flew by and my time there really helped me realise what I enjoyed in life and what I wanted to do following our exam results, which might surprise many but my goal was to own my own house in Rutland and I chose not to go to university.

Just a 20-something year old who loves where she lives.

What's on in Rutland: May 2018

3 May 2018
It's kind of scary how fast we've got her in 2018, but believe it or not, it is May!
The month where the weather picks up (hopefully), the sun shines, the days are bright and there are plenty of events and occasions happening in and around Rutland.
Let's get started!

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What's on in Rutland: April 2018

2 April 2018
Spring is here and it's now April! With Easter done and more events planned across the county I've put together another 'What's on Guide' for you with all the must-hear-about events on around the county for you and your family to enjoy!

Please Note! More information regarding promotions and events will be added as we hear about them!

An Interview with: Tree's Home Help, Rutland

30 March 2018
Tree Gillions (31) from Oakham owns a home help company, Tree's Home Help which offers services to the vulnerable, lonely and elderly around Rutland and surrounding villages. Tree's aim is to help their clients maintain their independence with Tree's help and care.

But Tree isn't just a carer who fell in love with the work she does, Tree has a disability herself and is proud of being 'the only disabled home support carer in Rutland' - and possibly in the whole of the UK! I was extremely inspired by Tree's story and her passion for the job she says she 'was meant to do' and I'm so pleased I was lucky enough to meet such an incredible person who helps others despite having a disability herself.

I met with Tree a number of times to find out more about the services she offers such as; home support, cleaning, companionship, chaperone, personal care, errands and shopping, liaising with agencies and social services, assistance with paperwork and finances and much, much more!
See the full list of services on Tree's Home Help website here!

I asked Tree a few questions about her business and what it means to own a business in Rutland helping Rutland residents. Find out what we asked Tree and what she had to say about her wonderful business which helps assist those in need...

Tree Gillions the owner of Tree's Home Help
(Photo credit: Rutland Creative)

What's on in Rutland: Easter Weekend

23 March 2018
Find out what's on in and around the county this Easter Weekend (29th - 2nd April 2018), with fun for all the family.
Note: Events will be added to this page as we hear about them

What's on in Rutland: March 2018

11 March 2018
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As the Snow hits Rutland!

2 March 2018

As the snow falls and the freezing temperatures plummet around Rutland, it's been go-go-go at Rutland Blog HQ (my office at home) this week. We've been attempting the travel to Corby from Uppingham each day for my partners commute to his job in London. If you follow the blogs Facebook Page (click here) you'll know all about this! I cannot explain how positive the response has been from all our loyal readers and the increase of engagement on my social channels.

I've had nearing 40,000 views on one video, over 400+ new Facebook followers and a number of thankful emails from readers who've been enjoying my updates and dedication to informing the residents around Rutland and I'm very thankful for all your support.

Today, my partner and I jumped in our Defender and headed around Rutland to take photographs around the county after the increased winds overnight... Take a look below and see the captions for where we headed to around the county and what we saw! 

Also, find some of our amazing readers photographs below that were sent in by you!

I just want to take this moment to thank you all for your support and want to encourage you to stay safe and only travel if you need to around Rutland. If you have any photographs, videos, information etc that you think we should hear about please message us on Facebook or email: rutlandblog@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Welland Viaduct, Rutland

A Visit to: Rutland Antiques Centre, Uppingham

2 February 2018
Uppingham is full of the most wonderful independent shops, hairdressers, coffee shops and much more! Living in Uppingham we're lucky enough to have this right on our doorstep. But Uppingham is also a popular destination for the world of antiques and collectables, enjoy reading about our favourite shop in Uppingham, Rutland Antiques Centre.

(Photo Credit: Rutland Creative)

Limited Edition Print for Rutland

12 January 2018
We're excited to announce that I have designed a print for Rutland with Silhouette Signs featuring all the wonderful things about our special county.

I wanted to design a print that would fit in all homes and with all decors and for those who love Rutland just as much as me. The print is to celebrate the county, an item you can frame and hang in your hallway or at your business establishment and be proud of where we are lucky enough to live.

The A4 Rutland Print designed by The Rutland Blogger for Silhouette Signs.
Buy here!