Thursday, 20 October 2011

Work Experience Day 4

Hi everyone :)

Day 4 already! Only 1 more more day here at Chycara :(
Today I have been busy working in the office, answering calls, taking bookings and organizing paperwork. David and Linda have taught me many very useful skills that I can use in the future and for everyday life, which I am very grateful for.
I have experienced the beautiful scenery here, and what it is like in a working office environment, best of both worlds!

I am off to tend to the chickens, bye for now!


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Work Experience Day 3

Following on from yesterdays event of damson picking, Linda has now made delecious homemade damson jam :)
This will be available to all Chycara house guests!

I am very much enjoying my work experience week here at Chycara. David and Linda are very accommodating and I feel at home even when working. I have developed lots of skills and learnt alot by helping here.

I look forward to the next couple days, maybe I will get to make more jam from the selection of homegrown fruits here!

Goodbye until tommorow!


Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Work Experience Day 2


Here I am picking damsons in the top field, which has a particularly beautiful scenic view of the surrounding countryside.
We are going to use these damsons to make jam, which you may have a chance to taste!


Monday, 17 October 2011

Work Experience at Chycara

My Name is Hanae, I am currently working with David and Linda here at Chycara.
During my stay I will be doing a daily update on the Chycara blog.
My first day has been very enjoyable and I look forward to the next few days. I have being learning about the running of Chycara with the help of David and Linda who have very lovely to me.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Lands End to John O'Groats

Solar Thermal

The pool house being fitted with solar thermal panels by Mick Bown and overseen by Malcolm Norman of Ariston.

The completed work and initial results look very promising, although it's going to be tricky to keep the pool to 32* in winter without some help from the boiler.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Vegetable Plot

Linda gets nearer to her new vegetable plot and some home grown produce for this summer. The move has taken place to improve the view from the garden lodge.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Spring is here and Linda lets the chickens roam in the garden.
Peter Smith, a local registered homeopath, has joined the girls at Moontree, to work in the treatment room at Chycara. See more details on him at or contact him directly on 01872 870801 and

Monday, 14 March 2011


Here is a picture taken by Kaye & Michael Nardella, who stayed ast Chycara last year and took several pictures of the grounds. . We're being a little economical with the truth as this particular shot was taken elsewhere but we've got several trees which will look like this soon.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Water Babies

Baby swimming classes at Chycara continue to grow in popularity and here are some shots of a morning with Water Babies.

Kaye & Michael Take Some Pictures

This picture was taken by two guests from Australia, Kaye & Michael Nardella and it's so atmospheric, that we have to share it with all our readers. There will be some more to come soon!