When we arrived Glen (the owner) invited us out on the lawn for tea. What a delight. Even more special was a private guided tour round his new solar park, which had only been turned on the day before. I love the fact that amongst all this high tech, sheep will be installed to keep the grass down. There are 12 lines of almost 10,000 solar panels all in a six-acre field, with a gap between each wide enough so that shade does not ever cast its shadow on the line behind. It should provide enough energy to power 300 homes. An impressive venture and a sight to behold.
Half way through we had an interval. Some people brought a picnic and dined outside in the beautiful gardens. We were lucky enough to sit down in the conservatory to a three course meal with a never ending supply of alcohol. We ate with the lighting director amongst others. He said we'd notice his efforts more in the second half as he wouldn't be working against God and his light show, (it was a beautiful, balmy, sunny evening).
The following morning we had breakfast with Glen's family and friends, I believe we were the only two 'outside' visitors staying overnight due to the opening of the solar park. The tables were laid out in groups of at least six so we had a very chatty and interesting time meeting even more people. We were made to feel most welcome and Glen came to sit with us at our table, which made us feel that little bit extra special too.
This post is not sponsored, I was just seriously impressed.