Despite the fog, the wind, the rain and the cold, the winter has been pretty good in Shingle Street. We have had many beautiful days – perfect for bracing walks by the beach – but more importantly the signs of spring are fast appearing – the snowdrops are typically defiant, daffodils and tete-a-tetes showing their leaves, bergenia flowering pink and our large viburnum bushes ready to burst into flower for the second time.
After a wonderful 3-week trip to South America incorporating a week in Rio watching some of our athletes achieve great things, we were delighted to find that things at the Owls at Oxley had run so smoothly thanks to the efforts of a lovely team. Thanks everyone. Couldn’t have done it without you.
Great plans for natural landscaping around the ponds in anticipation of our son’s wedding here next summer – so exciting. It will be great for our visitors too as this is their immediate view from the decking of Barn Owl and Little Owl so – watch this space!
This great photo is posted with kind permission from the lovely Handley family celebrating their Mum’s 86th birthday. Though when we heard the great hilarity from the games barn over the weekend, we thought the teenagers had moved in – in fact it was Mrs H Senior showing them how it was done on the table tennis table.