Oh we have had a fantastic time....very busy, so much to do and so many family members to enjoy it with us.
This year we actually got a bed in a yurt!!
We had one evening entirely on our own which was quite magical and relished with glee.
We soon had the campfire going using the logs provided.
How lovely to have our own fire, a great feature at
We sat here until very late, toasting our toes and wrapped in blankets.
We were able to sit much longer in the bigger yurt as it had solar-powered lights, bright enough to read and crochet.
We had a great sleep in the comfy double bed, watching stars through the skylight and waking to a beautiful sunny morning.
Steve used the new hot shower just alongside the smallest yurt and he loved it.
No pictures....he would not appreciate that.
We had bacon sammies to set us up for what would prove to be a very busy day.
The rest of the family arrived just before lunch.
The children loved sitting on the workmax which is used
to carry luggage.
The wheelbarrows are also useful.
My great-nephew, Henry, fell fast asleep in our garden barrow.
It was baking hot.
We had platefuls of sandwiches for lunch, some flaked out on blankets, some sorted out their beds and some set up swings.
The cows came to drink at the huge trough and that caused much excitement with the children.
We watched buzzards circling high above.
We strolled up to the garden where we enjoyed meeting the rabbits and tortoises. We looked for frogs in the pond and enjoyed all the flowers. We collected vegetables, picked sweetpeas and showed other visitors round the polytunnel.
By then we were all ready for Paula`s delicious cakes.
Back at the yurts it was all hands to the deck for barbeque preparations and a lovely warm evening.
It was delightful.
Bedtime next.....stories and teeth brushing outdoors.....
......as the sun slowly set.
What more could you ask for?
That was not the end of our weekend but it seems a good place to end this blog entry.
We had a wonderful time...thank you Anne and Tim.
We love this peaceful, beautiful spot
and we love the new facilities.
If you should get the chance, come and stay ..... it is a truly unforgettable experience.