Sunday, 21 November 2010

Award winning Cottages !

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As you may be aware, there are two luxury self catering holiday cottages adjacent to the ALR which were converted from the old farm buildings by Jane & John some years ago, into the popular holiday Cottages that you see as you approach the railway today. Well, we are delighted to tell you that the Cottages achieved 'Winner of the 2010 Regional 'Enjoy England' awards for Excellence for Self Catering Holiday of the year' at the annual ceremony held at Ickworth House recently. The award covers properties in six counties so this is a fine achievement.
But not only did the cottages win that award, on Friday evening at the EDP Tourism in Norfolk Award ceremony held at The Holiday Inn, North Norwich, the Best Self Catering Establishment was awarded to Plum Tree Cottage, the larger of the two, capable of sleeping up to six people in 3 bedrooms.

Well done Jane !

Should you wish to find out more about these lovely properties (with a miniature railway very close !), you can go straight to the Cottages' website by using the link (East View Farm Holiday Cottages) on this page.

TTFN

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Well done Jane !

Should you wish to find out more about these lovely properties (with a miniature railway very close !), you can go straight to the Cottages' website by using the link
cottages adjacent to the ALR which were converted from the old farm buildings by Jane & John some years ago into the popular holiday Cottages that you see as you approach the railway today. Well, we are delighted to tell you that the Cottages achieved 'Winner of the 2010 Regional 'Enjoy England' awards for Excellence for Self Catering Holiday of the Year' at the annual ceremony held

But not only did the cottages win that award, on Friday evening at the EDP Tourism in Norfolk Award ceremony held at The Holiday Inn, North Norwich, the Best Self Catering Establishment was awarded to Plum Tree Cottage, the larger of the two, capable of sleeping up to six people in 3 bedrooms.
Well done Jane !

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Monday, 8 November 2010

No Guy & Damp Squibs !

Friday evening, being November 5th was our now, Annual Bonfire night 'do', 46 hardy members, family and friends turned up on a very damp evening to enjoy a mega display of fantastic fireworks (well done Daves!) and some tasty soup, hot dogs, baked potatoes followed by a variety of gateaux, yummy! (well done John, Jane, Val, Alan & Jill ).
We were delighted that our new 'Woodpecker Lodge' is already proving its worth, providing a valuable, dry storage area for the fireworks on the night.
Unfortunately due to the rain, we decided not to run any trains so we were able to spend the whole evening mixing and mingling and having an enjoyable time!

During the past couple of weeks we have been busy sorting out the 'old' loco shed, which now has a workbench, paint and electrical storage cupboards, a smart gardening tools rack and a lot less clutter. We are finding stuff we didn't know we had!
The running shed ceiling insulation is well advanced, and the loco pit covers are made ready to be fitted.
The trackwork in the station approach area has been lifted and its geometry altered to make a 'smoother' entry curve off the back straight, and the track boys are planning their winter maintenance work schedule.
We have also started work on forming the new toilet and locker area so you will see some changes when you come to see us next year!

TTFN