It’s been a hive of activity at Eccles Farm this week – all our outside woodwork has been painted ready for the onset of winter, along with the conifers and shrubs being trimmed back, borders being tidied and re-planted with heathers, ivy and shrubs. Paths pressure washed and looking super clean. Outside windows cleaned. Boiler serviced. Next in line are the main automatic gates – they’re getting their annual spruce up and re-paint on Monday. I’m guessing that its a bit like hibernation – a feeling of urgency to get everything done before the bad weather draws in and it becomes impossible to venture out and do anything useful because of the weather and the lack of daylight hours. Whatever the reasoning, it’s certainly brightened up the place for all the attending students and staff alike.