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Coombe Mill Blog
"Tales from the farmers wife" shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.
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Farmer Nick is half Greek and come Easter time we do like to join up with family and friends for a traditional Greek Easter party. “Christos Anesti” is the welcome message (“Christ is Risen”); my Greek doesn’t extend much past this, but the traditions are legendary. My amazing 76 year old Mother in Law hosted this year’s festivities in her in beautiful Sussex garden. It made a lovely break for us staying over for a few days and the children loved catching up with all their cousins.
A Feast for Kings and Queens
Food and Drink is the staple of the day, including a full spit roast lamb kept us going for days after!
Especialy for the children
The children bounced away all their calories away, the same cannot be said for the grownups; hang on, is that Farmer Nick on the bouncy castle there?
Painted hard boiled eggs are played rather like conkers
An English touch with an Easter Egg hunt
Who needs trees?
My children in the local town of Lewes were like the original country bumpkins, there may not be trees but they are happy climbing the buildings; fortunately there is a gorgeous park too or we may have been sent back to Cornwall!
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The Easter Holidays has seen many regular guests returning to Coombe Mill. I love to see the children meeting up with friends year after year, just as if they had seen each other yesterday! A few new faces each year soon learn to join in the fun, age doesn’t matter, everyone just mucks in together united by their enjoyment of the farm.
Let’s be eco crafty
Our regular guests from Camel lodge love to organise a build a boat competition. Armed with sticky tape they then challenge all the children wanting to participate to raid the recycling bins and build a winning model sailing boat. A good hour after the feed run is taking up with each perfecting their design, sticking and taping till all are ready.
Now the real fun begins as down to the river they go, proudly armed with their eco sailing boats. All participants eagerly scale the river bank, wading in for the starting line ready for the grand countdown to launch. You can hear from the screams and shouts on the video just how much excitement is involved!
The Winning Line
Coombe Mill bridge provides the perfect finishing line and everyone delights in watching them sail under the bridge . It’s fair to say there are more wet wellies than dry by the end, and that is not just the children!
Well done the Mums and Dads!
Chief organisers relaxing with a well earned coffee while the children are off playing.
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“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.