‘Good news, bad news…’

To quote Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, when Watson was writing about the disappearance of Sherlock Holmes, ‘‘it’s with a heavy heart I take up my pen to write these words’’… It’s been an emotional week at Dyrham towers, as we bid ‘Bon Voyage’ to a co-worker, our Queen of Conservation, ‘Mentor extraordinaire’ and all round good egg Katy Dainton (or ‘bossy-boots’ as I have affectionately referred to her in the past.) She’s off to another NT property, Arlington Court in sunny north Devon, to take up the post of House Steward for the Carriage Museum. Good for them, bad for us. It has been an honour to serve the good ship Dyrham under the watchful eye of Katy, and I’ve truly loved working with her, and could not have learnt all I have, if it wasn’t for her patience and guidance. It will not be the same without her. (If I was ‘texting’ this I would add a sad face with a little tear at this point.) An up-side for me is that this give’s me a unique opportunity to ‘man-up’ and put her hard work training me into practice. This has also made me think of when my time at Dyrham will be no more, so I aim to get as much experience as I can. Take care out there Kiddo!

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About arlingtoncourtblog

Welcome to my blog! I've been keeping it to document my training as a Conservation Assistant for the National Trust at Dyrham Park. View all posts by arlingtoncourtblog

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