Well what can I say. We had a truly magnificent week, and it all went so smoothly because you organised us all and helped us with your decisive fuss-free approach to arrangements. No drama, just your certainly can-do approach, we love that and are truly grateful for it.
Kim and Will and the others kept a clear thread through the whole week and each of us considered them not only totally charming but also part of the family. Housekeeping was excellent and tolerated us with grace and equal charm.
We had a great laugh, the week flew by. Such a special time and there was a deserving winner of the top prize in the Casino night, arising from a huge poker win. Second and third were very close. Scott, Gavin and Danny were wonderful croupiers. Pickers’ food was superb, everyone thought that. Thanks to Pippa for taking some photos and to probe it see below... Chip van
Weather was perfect for every time we wanted to be outside and the flying!
Please pass on our sincere thanks to Archie. His tour was fabulous, his house is fabulous and he’ll never really appreciate how grateful Joe was for the hot air ballon space. I have never seen someone put their hand up so quickly when I asked after dinner who fancied it. Such good fun to see it take off from the lawn. Thank you Archie for the use of the airstrip, for us this was very very special. It was a privilege to be in residence and I now hold NCC to be the top such house in all of England.
Let me know any open issues, I think we owe you something for extended housekeeping on a couple of nights and please let me know if and where any testimonials would be appropriate or desired (or anyway please extract from this message). The disabled toilet frame left in Mary’s room is a gift to the house, we didn’t have enough space in the car to take it and it’s inexpensive anyway. (Bernadette ended up in in Mary’s room in the end as we had a last minute drop out allowing this. The room was perfect.)
Anthony and Ruth xx