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Jun 2015 Newsletter
We began the year with a programme of 'works' here at Field House. The Turnip House was the first cottage in line and a new kitchen was installed between mid January and early February. For once, everything proceeded very smoothly and we easily completed the kitchen and other minor bits and pieces within our target date. We were delighted with the improvements.
We moved onto Ostler's Corner, feeling very buoyant. Another new kitchen to fit, under-floor heating to install in the wet room, the removal of a smallish bathroom to be replaced by a good size en-suite were the three main projects - all to be finished by February half term. But our run of good luck came to a very abrupt halt when some careless work by a tradesman resulted in major blockages in the drains, and some very time consuming remedial work to follow.
Fortunately, with the judicious use of our other cottages, no visitor was inconvenienced or disappointed and we were finally able to present Ostler's Corner, newly re-fitted for Easter guests. Again, we're more than satisfied with the new kitchen, the bespoke fitted furniture in the ground floor twin bedroom, the comfort that the under-floor heating brings to the wet room and the greatly improved en-suite to the master bedroom. Ostler's has been given a large new patio area and all the properties which face inward into the courtyard have a new, lighter outdoor colour scheme, which is very pleasing to the eye.
The local Driffield firm who have made the bedroom furniture have been commissioned to make some more for The Byre, which should be ready very soon, and we're thinking of adding bespoke bedroom furniture into The Old Dairy also at a later stage this year.
They say the Forth Road Bridge is a continuous work in progress and, seemingly, we follow the same pattern. June, July, August, September and October are totally visitor and farming focussed, then we'll begin again in November to think about what to change for 2016!
James, our son, has returned from London to work with us and so the family business looks set to continue for another generation. He is a very welcome addition and Lucy, our daughter, looks set to return to join us some time in the not too distant future. John and I have no plans to retire for a good few years, but look forward to a little more free time perhaps. If it allows me to spend more time in the garden , especially in May and June, Ill be very happy.