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By Jo MacArthur 26 Jul, 2017

The Glorious 12th signifies the start of the shooting season for grouse

Aand it is also Duncan’s birthday so there will be a big celebration at The Moda House!

Summer is well and truly underway with the grass just worn to dust

And the BBQ’s busily working overtime before they go bust and succumb to rust!

In Chipping Sodbury we have the amazing Hedgehog and Owl meet and greet

With a chance to see these wonderful creatures both magnificent and sweet!

There is also Tudor music at Acton Court to honour Henry V111 and Anne Boleyn

And why not sample The Horseshoe’s very own Celestine Spa Gin!

Then there’s the ongoing Chipping Sodbury and Cotswold search for the small hare

Plus the nearby Hawkesbury Horticultural annual Show and Fair.

With so much going on a stay at The Moda House is an absolute must

To enjoy all that is wonderful in this glorious month of August!

By Jo MacArthur 26 Jun, 2017

As we hit the height of summer with the anticipation of long hot sunny days

We can look forward to parks and picnics and a chance to loaf and laze!

Wimbledon starts with its famous tradition of Pimm’s, strawberries and cream

And Sir Andy Murray hoping that another wonderful win is not just a ‘pipedream’!

The annual Beer Festival takes place shortly with copious amounts of ales,

And where the heady atmosphere of fun, music, food and frivolity prevails!

The hanging baskets and containers in the High Street create a stunning array,

With the Festival bunting turning the town into a colourful and cheery display!

Here at The Moda House we have been painting hallway walls and doors

In the interest of the never-ending maintenance and upkeep cause!

So do come and stay and tuck into The Full Moda in all its glory,

And see the famous Arabic door and hear all about it with the full story!

By Jo MacArthur 28 May, 2017

It certainly is in Chipping Sodbury with a month packed full of fun and activities

From the amazing Big Lunch to the annual town’s fayre and festivities.

On the 3rd June we can enjoy and celebrate a one day Music Sodfest

To support the local football team with The Christians as the main guest.

Then the Big Lunch present Seaside Sodbury and a balmy beachy theme

With even a pier to complete the picture of sun, sea, sand and ice cream

The Chipping Sodbury Festival also begins with so much to offer from Jazz to a ‘team’ quiz

Plus talks, workshops, Eddie the Eagle and a chance to taste fine wines and the local fizz!

So a visit to Chipping Sodbury is a must to enjoy all this in a very special place

And to see our wonderful High Street which is both just unique and ace! 

By Jo MacArthur 27 Apr, 2017

It is time to welcome in the marvellous month of May

With all the anticipation of colour and a firm good bye to all that is grey!

Get the bbq and chairs out in readiness of the warm spring sun

And hope that this is just the start of good weather that will run and run!

Traditionally May is a time of asparagus, ribbons and poles

Plus summer like pursuits of croquet, cricket and bowls.

Here we are all ready for the world-famous Badminton Horse Trials

As thousands of visitors arrive to walk the course for miles and miles!

The Chipping Sodbury Food Festival also takes place for food lovers to drool

With The Baker Brothers back, and cooking up a storm at the Hobbs House School!

Come and stay at The Moda House and try out our brand-new room No.1

With a sparkling new bathroom all spice and span and freshly done!

By Jo MacArthur 29 Mar, 2017

It’s the month of showers, sunshine and some serious cleaning for spring

As we look forward to hearing the classic cuckoo and other jolly birds sing!

The garden begins to come to life with planting, planning and preparing,

With all pots and beds full of bright colours, both dazzling and daring!

We have a long Easter weekend to enjoy and time to eat some chocolate eggs

Before taking some long and lovely walks to stretch those lazy legs!

Come to Chipping Sodbury and visit Dyrham Park to gaze at their amazing tulips,

Then eat in the High Street and feast on steak, chips and dips, along with a few sips!

Stay over at The Moda House for a chance to relax, unwind and refuel

And watch out for all the nonsense and naughtiness of the silly April Fool!

By Jo MacArthur 25 Feb, 2017

We can finally look forward to the clocks going forward and longer and lighter days,

With the countryside full of golden daffodils creating a sight on which to gaze!

It’s still a mixture of some fair days and some raw, as the earth begins its slow thaw

But there is a little taster of warmth and Spring and a hint of what maybe in store!

So think about a visit to the bustling town of Chipping Sodbury and beyond

Where Mother Nature has blessed the whole area and waved its magic wand!

The Cotswolds are almost picture perfect with no need for an Instagram filter here

From the honey coloured villages, glorious walks and local lush beer!

Here at The Moda House the hallway has been painted and is looking all fresh and spic and span

nd the top floor is next in the updating and ongoing maintenance plan.

So treat all the Mums to something special and come to The Moda House for a stay

And spoil them all rotten with chocs, champagne and an ‘over the top’ bouquet!

By Jo MacArthur 27 Jan, 2017

Christmas is a distant memory and the cold weather results in red noses

But, fear not, for February brings the chance for romance, chocolates and red roses!

Why not embark on a passionate pilgrimage to Chipping Sodbury and The Moda House

Whether with your girl or boyfriend, partner or your extra special spouse!

Dine in the High Street and enjoy a large glass of red and a juicy steak

And just enjoy each other’s company on a soppy and tender break!

Here at The Moda, more chilli marmalade has been prepared and made

Then popped into glass jars and lined up like a gorgeous orange parade!

Several rooms, plus the hallway, have been decorated in the Moda colour of Natural Calico

Which creates a lovely feel and a clean spic and span fresh glow!

So, come on down, and see it all for yourself and have a little jolly

But be sure to bring your coat, gloves, hat and the all important brolly!

By Jo MacArthur 30 Dec, 2016

The Christmas bauble has burst and we’re longing for the leftovers to be done

With the last of the turkey finally being eaten until there is none!

Let’s welcome in 2017 with gusto and lots of positivity

And look forward to what it may bring and how it may turn out to be.

January can feel a bit flat after the excitement of the December activities

And can often be the start of the frosty weather and the first real big freeze.

So start planning a new adventure whether here or where the sun might shine,

Just something to banish the mine pie blues and send a tingle down your spine!

We can’t guarantee the weather here but we can offer a warm and hearty hello

With lots of local country walks to get you fit and make your skin glow!

So head towards Chipping Sodbury and The Moda House B&B

For a little ‘cheer me up’ spending spree and a glass of chilled Chablis!

By Jo MacArthur 27 Nov, 2016

December is the month for holly and ivy, festive feasts and mulled wine

With Christmas trees galore covered in tinsel and all things that shine!

Here in twinkling Chipping Sodbury we will take a step back in time

And embrace an era where industry developed and the population began to climb.

Father Christmas will visit and snowflakes are most definitely guaranteed

With the addition of a Ferris Wheel and a helter skelter to create some fun and speed.

There will be live choirs and bands plus a sumptuous and tempting hog roast,

And the chance to get your Christmas shopping done and dusted and to pass the winning post!

Victorian Day is the occasion and Saturday the 3rd December is the all-important date

For us all to enjoy the varied events and to generally celebrate!

So come for a visit at The Moda House for a memorable and magical stay

Before the bonkers, craziness and chaos of family and Christmas Day!

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