March news…part one

It has been a busy month but the most important news is that the new pump for the village well is now installed and working a treat. I want to thank all those who contributed to the project and especially my father Ian Hadfield who coordinated the fundraising and Don Hayward who helped research the engineering side of things…

We repaired the broken water tank that had cracked from months of disuse and now the water is flowing into village – in a good way! Next project we tackle will be the removal of rubbish, some left by tourists which makes me rather depressed…

March also saw the completion of our new rooms, 4 en-suite rooms set around an internal courtyard, it is a place of tranquility and keeps out the sandstorms quite nicely!

The weather is warming up and that means more winds are blowing but it makes for a beautiful clean landscape once it abates.

There is a new member of our team, Safi, a small puppy of indeterminate breed, but he will grow to be quite a large dog I think.

We sadly said farewell to Alice Bleby who, after just under three months, had made a place for herself at Tissardmine and was totally indispensible to me. She will be back!

Unfortunately, I cannot post photos so please visit for some visuals

Thank you one and all