Arriving at work, we've long-grown used to having our bikes & car suspension well-shaken by Herefordshire's ancient lanes and pot-holes, so travelling the last few 100 metres on How Caple Court's new uber-smooth, ultra-quiet black velvet drive takes a bit of getting used to.
It's true that our drive needed work and wasn't improved by the pipe-laying for the Eco central boiler last year. Our eco boiler burns surplus wood from surrounding woodlands, so NHT is self-sustaining in heat.
Our drive was resurfaced by cheerful men last week, who arrived early and worked non-stop to finish the job :
The heat and smell of newly-laid tarmac is amazing, and it's now a joy to cycle the last 100 metre's to our office each day!