All Go at Garway Lodge

Posted April 19, 2017
Written by Garway Lodge

Wednesday 19th April 2017

It has been a busy few weeks here at Garway Lodge, and we are not finished yet!

We have had scaffolding up. Brian from Avenir Roofing has done such a great job replacing our soffits, facias and gutters.  Well done Brian. 

As we have had the scaffolding up, we have decided to bring the house painting forward a year.... Why pay for scaffolding twice.  So Brian has had to share.

During all this, we have had some wonderfully understanding guests.... Everyone has been happy and had a great time here.

We have had an engagement.  It was a wonderful surprise.  Congratulations Kim and Richard, we are sure you will have a very happy life together.  Wedding Bells will sound next June.  https://www.facebook.com/Snowcrystal/videos/10154193072632587/UzpfSTM4NDkwNDI5MjIzMjoxMDE1NTM4ODI5NTE0MjIzMw/

Stuart McBain stayed with us, on his around the country trip in a Tesla Electric car, see his website  www.chargingaroundbritain.co.uk.  Stuart is updating his blog on his trip.  His office has told me he is enjoying himself too much... Well Done Stuart.  See the link to the local Paper    http://www.devonlive.com/electric-car-zooms-through-south-devon-in-uk-record-bid/story-30247819-detail/story.html

Our girls, Tia and Bella had their own visitor as we accept dogs with well behaved owners... (oops did I say that aloud hahaha), one of these owners Mahnoosh brought her friends, and her lovely little dog, Leo (who our girls absolutely loved)... He I have been told he has his own You Tube channel, "Leo the Lionheart". I have not found it yet, still looking.  He is so precious.

We had the Tall Ships stop over in the English Riveria, as part of their race.  They set sail today on their way to Portugal.  Having left Royal Greenwich on Easter Sunday the tall ships started arriving in Torbay on yesterday evening.  After Sines,Portugal they go to Las Palmas, Canary Islands; Bermuda (at the same time as the 35th America's Cup June 1-5); Boston, USA ( June17 to 22); Québec, Canada (July 18 to 23); Halifax, Canada (July 29 – August 1), finishing in Le Havre, France (August 31 - September 3).
Read more at http://www.devonlive.com/dramatic-scenes-as-tall-ships-start-race-off-south-devon/story-30280710-detail/story.html#Y09srXzzB65HMEqx.99

We are looking forward to the Brixham Pirate Festival during the next Bank Holiday, April 29th to May 1st 2017, It looks to be a fantastic time.  It is dedicated to Samual "Black Sam" Bellamy, a local Pirate who was born just north of Dartmoor early in 1689.  He joined with hundreds of young adventurous men to raid the wreck of a Spanish treasure fleet off the coast of Florida, when this was unsuccessful, he and many others turned to piracy.  The world renowned NAO VICTORIA will be coming to Brixham for the first time, especially for the festival.  This was the first ship to circumnavigate the globe back in 1519/1522, and will be open to the public.  A pdf of the programme is available on the Website of the festival 
http://brixhampirates.com/.

We are also looking forward to the Torbay Airshow this year.  It was fantastic last year, a great turnout.  It will be an outstanding air display over Paignton Green, the bay provides a stunning natural amphitheatre for viewing the airshow,  on the 3rd and 4th June, offering free entertainment.  We have been informed, weather permitting, displays from the RAF which will include the first display of the season from the premier acrobatic team, the Red Arrows, as well as the Typhoon jet and the Battle of Britian Memorial Flight aircraft; the Hurricane Hawker, Avro Lancaster and Supermarine Spitfire.
The display line up also includes the Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team, World aerobatic competitor Gerald Cooper in his Extreme XA41, the Gyro Display, The Raven Aeorbatic Team, The Strikemaster, The Piston Provost and former British Female Aerobatic Champion Lauren Richardson in the Pitts Special.

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