Saturday, 30 July 2011

The Volunteer Summer Party

For possibly the first time in months the sun managed to shine all day, and helped to make the annual volunteers party a huge success !

Following a brief but rousing introduction from General Manager Robert Jackson, the volunteers were treated to tableau of this years events perfomed by the staff.

Following much food and drink, the staff and VSA's were put through their paces as ponies on the quiz race track.
Conclusion ..... a rather good afternoon and evening !

Monday, 18 July 2011

The Icing on the Cake

A decidedly romantic air wafted around the historic kitchens this weekend, when visitors were treated to the site of wedding cakes en-masse  !
Local cake decorators and bakers were invited to display their creations as part of our two month "Affairs of the Heart" theme.
Everybody seemed to choose a favourite design, but for me it was the promise of rich chocolate cake inside that made the difference !

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Vintage Style

Whilst crowds jostled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, a more tranquil and refined air was to be found on the Orange Lawn
Our Promenade Sunday event certainly caused some smiles as visitors tried on vintage clothing, had their hair styled and enjoyed a traditional strawberry tea.
The entire mood of the event was light and fun !