Last weekend, the Saturday Club enjoyed a crash course in silver-service hospitality. Jacqui Rhodes talked about her 25 years as Housekeeper at South Ormsby Hall. She recounted some of the grand parties she’d helped to organise and taught the team how to fold napkins for polite company. The kids tried a lily and, as it was Halloween, a bat. Not to be left out, Hall cat Marmite got paws-on to make sure the logs were stacked just right.
Charlotte Waite, one of our graduate trainees, has been keeping tabs on our kitchen garden. Charlotte, 22, is a Lincolnshire native with a 1st-class degree in International Events Management from the University of Surrey. Her work as a graduate trainee at South Ormsby Estate makes an interesting change from her undergraduate placement at Mercedes-Benz UK. She’s currently working in estate management, focussing on issues like ditching and hedging. Prior to that, she worked with Kevin the Groundskeeper on establishing a wormery, designing a composting system, increasing the Lincolnshire Buff flock and creating a pasture-based egg system.