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Beth Hardwick posted this on 30th Nov 2010
As we head for the planning decison and cram in loads of work for the funding push… and we continue to have faith in what we are building… we want to thank you for support this year and we’ll be letting you know the outcomes this month and in Jan - as we begin the next stage… whatever that may be!
Beth Hardwick posted this on 28th Nov 2010
Sam Hardwick posted this on 27th Nov 2010
So… she arrived in June and it was love at first sight! ... however, the MOT was due in August and then my love waned a little.
But the dream stayed alive! – I was looking for the smallest, lightest 4x4 that I could buy… something that would be very fuel efficient and competent in thick snow… I didn’t mind if I had to adapt it a bit.
I settled on a classic 999cc Fiat Panda 4x4. It turned out that it was so cheap because much of the floor had rotted out… yep… we we’re looking at more welding than most garages would do in a year. So I got in touch with my uncle who is a 4x4 expert… he’s got several and is gifted with vehicles… especially welding. After a full weld-up, service, new door, brake strip-down and rebuild, spotlights, Lancia rally alloys and wide tyres (oh, and MOT, insurance and tax of course)... we’re ready for the winter.
I might look like bit of a Wally but I’m pretty sure it is the most environmentally friendly 4x4 in Yorkshire. And the physics of this little beast means that I stand more chance than most when driving over ice to get to The Bivouac HQ!
Sam Hardwick posted this on 23rd Nov 2010
Our keen followers will know that we haven’t yet got planning permission. Thanks for your continued interest; we’re hoping for a decision sometime in December.
Many of you will also know that we are working closely with the Swinton Estate and their senior team in bringing this vision into a reality. We’re really excited about the partnership and it has enabled a scheme to come together which is rich with detail, linking into many aspects of estate activity.
Felicity Cunliffe-Lister at Swinton has recently been interviewed by Yorkshire Life Magazine and this has been printed in the December issue. This interviewer (as many do) has edited Felicity’s comments a little and in doing so has slightly over-stated our current position in the project!
The text in the magazine reads “The temple is a fantastic site which we’re keen to protect for future generations. In fact, we’ve just started developing “glamping” accommodation and café facilities there for spring 2011”. While I would be delighted if this was the case, we are, of course, still waiting for the planning decision.
We have worked extremely hard to design a sensitive scheme for the site and are hopeful that permission will be granted, but we are also respectful of the planning process and confirm that we’ve not yet started any development work; indeed we don’t intend to until full planning has been granted and other preparatory work can be completed.
Sorry for any confusion that might have been caused!
As always, we’re more than happy to chat any time… just give us a call!
Sam. 01765 535020.
Beth Hardwick posted this on 23rd Nov 2010
I came across these photo’s the other day. They are from the 80’s when I was a youngster at a very cool school who took us into the woods each week to build camps and make fires.
Mudlarks… that’s what our woodland afternoons were called. I was a camp leader that year.. and this is me and my team in our shack.. which we made from all sorts of woodland debrit. We made a fire and cooked on it.. total bliss for a child’s school days.
Can’t wait to do that here at Biv.. with a mix of local children and guests.
Oh - I have slipped in another one of me next to a cow.. I am the girlie one in the pink dress… with seemingly big green pants on under!! See…. you CAN be an outdoorsey lass with style!
We’re planning on getting more and more animals around here… I wonder if our girls will be as feminine as I clearly was?!
Beth Hardwick posted this on 09th Nov 2010
We have just had a wonderful time in North Devon at Pickwell Manor… where my sister and family live and work.
The week ended with a fantastic expression of community as the village came together to celebrate shared food, fireworks and bonfire.
The week before visitors and residents at Pickwell made lanterns and fire torches and built a huge fire. Then on Sunday we had a feast of festive food and watched an amazing display of fireworks. My brother in law Steve is a bit mad for fireworks.. but he clearly has a gift! The crowd loved it..
We then followed each other through the woods to the bonfire and all the lit torches went on. Up it went… wonderful.
I am looking forward to the Bivouac Bonfire experience!