Friday, 21 August 2009


 Running Residential courses at Brympton was always in the background but it's now getting more realistic as phase III of the guest room conversion is complete.
This week sees the preparation of my proposal to Brympton ,Exciting stuff.
I've nearly got a full list of interested ladies to fill the initial trial run. Any more out there just shout. The itinery is being compiled but is subject to change as ideas develop. I feel this could be the next big exciting business venture for Renaissance and I can't wait to enjoy the ride.

Thursday, 20 August 2009


  The name of the BBC christmas production is out. Arrived at Brympton D'Evercy yesterday to be greeted by two massive cranes at the front of the house with lighting rigged up . After negotiating our way round the crew,

we made our way to the Ball Room, this is a beautiful room overlooking the lake and it is where the Wedding Breakfasts are held.
 After setting up camp with sewing machines at the ready we then had to accomodate "Quiet please, ACTION "...........(you could of heard a pin drop -literally) And finally "CUT"
  All very interesting stuff but we soon realised the only big star we were going to catch sight of was Sue Johnson don't get me wrong ,very nice lady but hardly Johnny Depp.
   We fitted our curtains in the further 5 guests rooms and headed back to Essex . Bympton has another 4 weeks of filming then normality can be resumed.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Johnny who ?

Well what can I say. I've had yet another Alice in Wonderland adventure at Brympton D'Evercy in Somerset. Let me explain about the goings on down in Somerset. The BBC has cordened off a large part of the beautiful country house that I'm currently working on with my design team.
  The rumour went round that Johnny Depp was making an appearance anytime soon!!!! Obviously this prospect got the task in hand i.e. hanging 15ft curtains achieved with lovely distracting thoughts! He hadn't arrived by nightfall but surely the strong denials from the film crew meant they did protest too much and there was always tomorrow!
  Another wedding to prepare for this weekend with guest rooms being completed and looking warm inviting and cosy so back to Brympton for me I'll let you know if HE puts in an appearance.