Nick wanted to hijack my blog this week to tell you about Lodge Farm's Commendation at the South Norfolk Design Awards but I wouldn't tell him the password!!! So, we now have another achievment to add to our Angel award for bringing Lodge Farm out of the National endangered list.
Anyway after being broke, overdrawn and really broke over the last few years of renovating Lodge Farm and the Holiday barns we have managed to secure a Business loan which will enable us to push ahead on getting both The Courtyard and The Dairy barns ready for an Easter opening. The plasterer arrives on Monday and the kitchens are booked in for mid December. So we'll be painting like mad before, over and after Christmas - but I can't wait to get on with it all especially the theme colours.
Unfortunately we wont be left with a Penny and certainly not the Penny's I need to finish "The Milk Bar" Lodge Farms American Diner but oh-well, we cant have everything. My son asked me what I really wanted for Christmas and I said I would love to walk in to the Diner and see it all ready - - but one day I will and I'll be so proud. Meanwhile I'll just have to tease my self with watching "Diners, Drive-in's and Dives" on food network every week.
But it's great news that we can finely take that last push to get all the barns done and so far LakeView has been booked 7.5 weeks out of the 8 since we opened and it's proving very popular especially the view over the lakes and all the little extras we put in to make that break away even more special.