Apart from wanting to visit the Flavours of Herefordshire, we also came back as we said we would help out with the closedown which was Sunday 4th November. Before that we had the end of season bonfire and BBQ on Saturday the 3rd.
We do not have fireworks for obvious reasons but we do have a great big bonfire which we began building halfway through the season. It was scheduled for 6pm but after all the rain we had been having we were not sure if it would light, so Terry and I began lighting it (with a little bit of help from certain fluids) half an hour earlier.
Well, with the wind in the right direction it took quite well and by the time the campers came over it was well alight and all around were nice and warm. The lovely Hazel was busy handing out sparklers as well as selling raffle tickets (a great multi-tasker). The atmosphere was great as the fire got everyone talking to one another.
Some stayed for a while and others drifted back to the reception area where the rest of the staff and friends were helping out with the BBQ. On offer (for a donation) was soup, burgers and sausages and by the time I got back there was a great atmosphere, with people laughing and joking with each other. Terry and Karen did a sterling job of keeping the barbecue going and getting everyone fed.
Last year there were about 40 people that attended but this year was even better with at least 100, lets hope next year will be even better!!!
Sadly, as we were so busy working we were unable to get any photographs.