It's been a while - - what a busy summer, not quite as busy as last year I had to work hard on advertising - But lots of last minute breaks and business bookings.
Had some really interesting guests this year a few authors, actors, writers, children of all ages, people from every corner of the globe well as far as Canada and China in the other direction - fishermen, Doctors from the NHS, Tutors fro the UEA, young and ancient!!! its been a good summer. apart from when I ran one the chickens over on the driveway - but that's another story!!!
Steve's joined our work force - well me - our Man on Friday, Lodge Farms handy Andy. So the grounds are looking fabulous and the barns are well maintained.
We've bought new comfy fabric sofas for all the barns, new sprung memory foam topped matresses for all the double beds and the odd new replacement white good - plus The Courtyrd's now got solid oak dining table and coffee table to replace the old lamnate ones!!! No Veneers in er!!! (know what I mean) Plus The Dairy's now got a new solid pine king bed and matching solid wardrobe and bed side cabinets - - Looking good.
Doris, Charlie Junior, Boo and Splodge the geese are still wandering around amusing all the guests with their apple antics (ask about apple football). Elvis and Pricilla the swans were very sucsesful this year with their cygnets all 7 are now big and ugly grey. That might have something to do with the fisheires having a cull on the Mink - -
so - now I'm thinking about advertising Christmas and New year - it falls on a Friday so doing a Wednesday to Wednesday week or a 3 night short break - - - got avaialbility in all barns as I speak but going to advertise all over this week so hopefully it will be booked soon - - - why wouldn't you want to come here for Christmas, all glitzed up with the twinklies, treats and more and a great view - plenty of long walks and places to sit and enjoy the view. Warm underfloor heating and tons of restaurants and shops to enjoy in Norwich, Norfolk and Suffolk. Plus of course the real, very real father christmas always chooses Jarrolds - so go and see him, pull his beard its real! If you're really lucky you'll get tickets for the Thursford Collection or Winter wonderland - - - infamous stuff. Plus if you fancy a swim on Boxing Day or New Years day I'll recommened where to go and you won't be alone.