Campsite in Purbeck

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Post Easter

A very busy weekend. Mainly fine though with some rain at times. All visitors seemed to enjoy themselves and no disasters.
We have started to stock the shop up more and have papers at the weekends. There is no point in having them during the week yet as there are still few people about .
We are entering into the most magical time at Tom's Field. The time when every thing looks so lovely. The blossom will be out in a couple of weeks on the May trees outside the shop and the managers caravan. Colin did the first grass cut of the season. the Lazaron battery man is very happy as he retires at the end of the season. We bought lots of sun cream today. we had one of the new Cath Kidson flowered tents on site at the weekend. I don't know what Tom would have thought. By the way his house is up for sale for £5oo.000!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Nearly Easter

Every thing is changing. Spring is at last on the way. There are tents on the fields and the daffodils are out all along the entrance way. However after some dramatically wet weekends the fields are still claggy although not too bad, we are very lucky in having fields that drain quickly.
Preparations are under way for the Easter holidays. We are ordering supplies, cleaning, painting repairing.
The terrace outside the shop is about to be planted with thymes,rosemary,various herbs and lavenders. We are developing a dry garden and abandoning the hanging basket that we have had each year since 1994. This is in recognition of the need to preserve water but also we hope our visitors will be able to have some fresh grown herbs with their suppers in the summer!