18 July 2009

Cheese Room update and another holiday!!

These photos were taken a couple of weeks ago but this is the first opportunity I've had to upload them onto the computer.

As you can see the 'office' structure has disappeared from the end of the room, and a hole has been knocked through.

Since these were taken all the rubbish has been cleared and I've begun painting the walls. The electrician has done something with the suspect strip lighting and progress has been made, despite a leaking roof which we weren't expecting! In fact we have achieved a great deal and it's beginning to take shape. All the space has been let although we won't be ready for a grand opening until probably mid-August.


Just before work began on the Cheese Room Pauley and I had another of our 'two-week' holidays - a trip to Wales from close of DH business on the Sunday until the Tuesday evening. Needless to say it rained most of the time, but as this was a buying trip rather than R&R it didn't matter too much. I was on a mission to source Welsh blankets for a customer and lots of other stock. It was a success and Trecastle Coaching Inn is to be recommended.

However, after a visit to Liz (Pretty Practicals) we stopped off to watch the Red Kite feeding frenzy. What amazing birds they are. It was a site not to be missed if you are every near Rhayader.

I took loads of photos but the birds were so swift I had difficulty in catching them - I ended up with quite a few empty sky pics!!!

And here is where we didn't stay!!! Almost as eerie as Psycho ! You might need to click on this one to see what a des res it is!

And this gorgeous clematis is climbing up the wall of Mum's house. It's a mass of flowers, the best it's been.

Another Cheese Room update soon, and maybe some photos of yet another fortnight's break!!! I've realised that these 2-nighters that we do are much nicer than a 'proper' holiday. It suits us both better to just be away for a few days at a time, and by treating these breaks as 'major' holidays we get much more out of them and enjoy our time away. Each moment is precious and not to be wasted. I wish we'd thought of doing this years ago. A couple of hours' drive from DH after shutting up shop on a Sunday afternoon will get us quite a distance, just in time for an evening meal. We then have a whole day on the Monday to see the sights, before meandering back the pretty way on the Tuesday, in time for me to open up on the Wednesday. Perfect!


Donna said...

Glad you didn't stay at the Bates Motel pictured, oooooh it looks creepy!

The cheese room is great, you are going to be so spoilt with all that extra space. I wish I could magic up some extra space from somewhere! I look forward to seeing the photos as you renovate x

sue15cat said...

It's starting totake shape.

I agree that little breaks are the way to go, we do something smilar, now that we've got chickens and animals that can't be left we head off on a Friday evening, leaving my son in charge and have Friday and Saturday night as 'tourists' then head back on Sunday afternoon refreshed and ready to face the week.

Look forward to seeing more of your DH pictures.

Sue xx

Thecraftytrundler said...

I really look forward to seeing that 'Cheese room' all done!!! You certainly are busy. Good idea to take a small break now and again, & you can arrive back refreshed!
Have a great week!

Sharon xx

sharie said...

LOL, that strange motel thing was a bit spooky!

Can't wait to see more pictures of your cheese room as work continues. Always good to see make-overs :-)

Fiona said...

Your short breaks sound perfect. We're going on one of those ourselves this week. Love the red kite photos. We're extremely lucky that we can sit in our own garden and get those sort of shots of kites as ours is another area where red kites have been established. They are truely amazing birds. Look forward to seeing the finished cheese room. It's coming on well.

Professor A B Yaffle said...

I have always wanted to go and see the Red Kites. perhaps one day, hopefully soon.
Your snap of them is pretty impressive
That's the joy of digital photography, no film wasted.
There are Red Kited near us at Yarner Wood, twixt Bovey and Mananton.I have seen them but they have always been much too far away for a snap.
Good luck with the Cheese Room

BusyLizzie said...

It is looking good in that there cheese room! Happy travels & see you Tuesday at Ardingly!
Lizzie x

Shammickite said...

Your short break sounds very nice. Often that's better than being away for a whole week.

Hens Teeth said...

Interesting post Sue. Good to see the Cheese Room progressing so well.
My sister lives near the Red Kite Station and we have been meaning to go wither her to see the Kites feeding.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Sue,
So glad that you enjoyed your fortnight! - You deserve the break...all that activity in the Cheese Room and all!...
Glad you saw the Kites - we did too on our recent trip to Wales. Wonderful to see them thriving and doing so well in the stunning landscape.

Lovely to see you on Friday...I still feel 'talked-out' ( a memento should be arriving in the post with you today - hope it gives you a giggle!)

Have fun at Ardingly...wish I could come...
Niki x

Lois said...

I agree wholeheartedly about short breaks, it concentrates and 'distils' the experience, plus you can fit them into the routine far more often than long haul hols! Enjoy your break, see you tuesday! xx

Duchess of Tea said...

I am so glad I found your blog, so many memories... Thanks for the interesting posts, lovely photos and for sharing. I am now the proud number 50 of your followers.
Visit me at my cottage too Luv, let's share a cup of tea.
Duchess xx

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Lynne said...

I love that bird photo.