Back in June, one Saturday afternoon while I was busy in charge of our holiday changeover day , Farmer Nick sloped off to the Royal Cornwall Show. If you have seen my posts Daddy bought a cannon or Wallabies free to good home you will know Nick is not to be trusted out shopping alone! Saturday afternoon was the last day of the show and he disappeared in search of any “must have bargains”. If my life depended on it I would never of guessed what he was going to come home with…..
A BBQ costs how much?
When he sauntered cheerfully back home beaming that he had bought a new BBQ for Coombe Mill I thought nothing of it. Our little portable ones do see heavy use and I am always happy to replace a few. Then the truth spills out:
Nick: “I did try to ring you, it was rather expensive”
Me “I was probably showing in the new guests, anyway I thought you were out for a bargain”
Nick ” Oh it was I saved £3000!”
Me *puts down pots in the kitchen and thinks of wallabies and cannons* “I thought it was a BBQ”
Nick ” It’s an Indoor BBQ complete with its own house” *casually tosses leaflet towards me*
My emotions have now rocketed from feigned interest, through shock into cross and landing in excitement! This really is a gem! My mind is a whir with the possibilities for parties and the fun the guests are going to have, whatever the weather!
A bit of a giggle on Facebook!
Since I would have never guessed at Nick’s purchase I figured my facebook followers would struggle too, many of whom are regular guests of Coombe Mill. I posted a photo as Nick laid the foundations and challenged everyone to guess.
Andy GrantIt’s either some kind of fun fountain or he’s discovered oil!
Tony QuigleyIts so obviously a heli-pad now. Don’t forget the landing lights!
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