After a lengthy period of Covid induced inactivity at The Barn it has become very hectic these last few weeks.

Following the announcement that lockdown measures were going to be eased Lisa and I set about to do the many jobs that needed doing to get The Barn ready for the hoped for surge in bookings. This was mainly painting all the exterior woodwork and some significant work in the garden.

Once the date for lifting lockdown on self catering accommodation was released the bookings did indeed come flying in. The last two weeks in July and the whole of August is fully booked. I have even taken a booking for the first two weeks in August 2021!

In the Holwick community the lifting of spirits has been marked with our own scarecrow trail…thanks to Jennie. The theme is ‘Key Workers’ and the people of Holwick have certainly risen to the challenge with 22 scarecrows, which is impressive given the small population of the hamlet. It has been great to see lots of people – mainly families – having some fun following the trail. See the image for my first ever attempt at a scarecrow.

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