16 November 2011 13:30
What's going on?
This week for the 1st time in 9 years we have closed the doors. Panic not, ringing to book a holiday is no issue as I still have control of the office! However our beautiful estate is being turned upside down with building work going on in a major way. Trevarno Scandinavian Lodge is being built at one end http://www.coombemill.com/scandinavian-lodges/trevano and a new road is being ploughed through from the river to the cottages at the other. As if that wasn't enough, we have bought the stretch of land from the cottage gardens down to the river which will be part of a new and VERY exciting play area. It will mean that the cottages, like the lodges will be river fronting. Please don't worry if you are coming for Christmas it will all be made safe and the building work stopped during the festive break.
Bob the Builder with Scoop, Muck and Dizzy have arrived!
The children were thrilled to come home from school and see all the machinery in action. It is like having the full cast of Bob the Builder here on site. We even have Penguin as Pilchard the cat, though she is somewhat less impressed by all the commotion. The diggers and dumpers are moving soil from the lodge site to the new play area and Farmer Nick has been helping out on the dumper. Well he couldn't possibly miss an opportunity like this for a spot of "boys toys" play!
"Working together to get the job done"
A Hidden World War 2 bunker?
Having cleared away the scrub from the new land, we have uncovered an old walled area. The builders and friends have been putting in their two pennies worth as to it's origins. The most popular theory is that it was the footings for a temporary World War 2 Tank and Vehicle shelter. Our boys are very excited by this prospect. Anything war related has them jumping into their dressing up clothes! Anyway, we are using the wall to house the new play area and yes the "Cannon purchase" will be part of this! http://www.coombemill.com/blog/post/2011/11/15/Daddy-Bought-a-Cannon.aspx. Keep watching the blog for updates on our progress, along with any more "random purchasses" from Farmer Nick or hidden treasures discovered!
The walled Play area in it's infancy with bark chippings going in