Sunday, 12 December 2010


November was a very sad month for us as our beloved horse, Lucy, died - she was 35 years old. The one good thing was that she did not suffer, she just died after her eating her tea. It's strange not to see her wandering around the farm with her friends - the sheep.

On a brighter note, November saw the final completion of the Tea room and we were able to welcome group bookings for evening buffets. Although the weather during the past couple of weeks with the snow and ice is proving to be disadvantage as the country roads have been icy and impassable at times.

I must get myself motivated and put up my Christmas tree and decorations. I have started baking mince pies (yum) and Christmas sherry trifle (hic) - there is usually not much left for any one else to sample! Really looking forward to turkey and all the trimmings, followed by christmas pudding and lots of rum custard. Hope your day is as fulfilling as mine! (I must think about a diet in the New Year but only think ........).

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all visitors (both old and new) to Abbot Park and my blog a very happy Christmas and peaceful new year.

Best wishes