Storm Imogen

Posted on February 13th, 2016


This was the week that storm Imogen caused havoc all over North Cornwall.  Our river raged through the farm churning up mud from the sides and only just stopped short of flooding over the bridge. This was followed by tremendous winds which ripped apart two of our animal shelters and left 5000 houses, including Coombe Mill, without power. Thank goodness none of the animals were hurt and our cosy wood burner came into its own as a form of heating and light after dark. I’m so pleased it all happened while we were still closed. Please no more storms, we are now full for half term and not planning on taking our guests back into the dark ages with another power cut!

I finished the week at the small Business Sunday (#sbs) conference in Birmingham where there was no mistaking who I was!


Watching the river creep perilously close to the road bridge at Coombe Mill


One muddy #river racing downstream we are on amber weather warning. #weatherwatch

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We lost all our power for 12 hours, I climbed up the valley in search of mobile signal to call in the emails just as the sun came out to taunt me.   


Standing up the valley to call the emails in after a day where #stormimogen has left us with no power #countryliving

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At least we had a cosy log burner to light in the living room for heat and light as darkness fell.


Power cuts have their  plus side!

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Making a statement at the Theo Paphitis #SBS event in Birmingham thanks to Bags of Love.

Theo Paphitis SBS Event with the Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays dress 


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