Our staff are a talented lot

22 Sep
Beau Bruce and his dandy horse

Beau Bruce and his dandy horse

We’ve had a busy time recently with the Tour of Britain cycle race coming to Cockermouth – and it’s given the staff team a real chance to show off their talents.

Bike builder Rachel

Bike builder Rachel

Bridget's fabulous Wordsworth House cake

Bridget’s fabulous Wordsworth House cake

Over the past few weeks, house steward Rachel has made a dandy horse (Georgian bicycle) for retail supervisor Bruce to demonstrate, housekeeping assistant Bridget has decorated a cake to look like Wordsworth House in its special temporary ‘king of the mountains’ livery, and cafe assistant Hilarie even baked a load of bicycle shaped scones!

Hilarie's bonkers bike scones

Hilarie’s bonkers bike scones

Gareth, our outdoor and sports programme manager, got into the Tour of Britain spirit on his mini penny-farthing – and the rest of the team were looking pretty splendid too, on their bikes and off.

Gareth on his penny-farthing

Gareth on his penny-farthing

Rachel gets on her (very small) bike

Rachel gets on her (very small) bike

Kirsty tries the penny-farthing

Kirsty tries the penny-farthing

Amanda has a go

Amanda has a go

The team enjoy a well-deserved drink

The team enjoy a well-deserved drink

Meanwhile, costumed servant Rowan has created a stick family of 18th-century historical characters plus ‘stage sets’ for them to live in.

Rowan's stick figures

Rowan’s stick figures

Her stick pirate - with his tiny parrot

Her stick pirate – with his tiny parrot

Rowan's version of Wordsworth House

Rowan’s version of Wordsworth House

Aren’t they all amazing?

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3 Responses to “Our staff are a talented lot”

  1. Bill Paul September 23, 2015 at 12:32 am #

    Glad to see the place is still buzzing! Miss you guys!

    • Fletch the perchcrow September 23, 2015 at 9:36 am #

      We miss you too, Bill. Hope you’re enjoying life on the other side of the country.

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  1. Visiting Wordsworth House in disguise | Sue's words and pictures - October 2, 2015

    […] The Tour of Britain cycle race came to Cumbria in September.  Much was made of this event in all the towns and villages on the route of the race.  There were bright yellow bicycles in many places around the county.  The one at Wordsworth House featured in a post by my blogging friend, Fletch the Perchcrow. […]

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