This morning, Brendan, our gardener, reported that a grand theft had occurred overnight as ALL!!!! the crocuses around the patio had been dug up…. prime suspects involved the squirrel community, but they were tight lipped and sticking together.

All the staff found it a source of hilarity and there were a few comments about how much quicker the squirrels were at stealing the bulbs than Brendan was at setting them.

Never mind Brendan. We’ve bought you another 300 bulbs and wire mesh to prevent further misdemeanours.