Since I started my Grassfield hall Facebook page 18 months ago, I have had several enquiries from locals about using Grassfield Hall as their wedding venue. What I have come to realise is that this hall means so much to so many….everyone has a story about a christening, a wedding or having their first date with their husband in the dining room here, so it should come as no surprise that local people to Pateley Bridge want to see the hall up and running again. It pains me to turn people away but until we win the lottery we will just have to keep working away at the building renovations, and putting time limits on it at this stage is unrealistic and emotive, and it’s important to be happy with where we are at as this process is a long one! So you can imagine how pleased I was when I was approached to cater a small party a few weeks ago,, and then by coincidence another one the weekend after. As I prepared the room before they arrived it struck me that this is what the future holds for Grassfield Hall, it’s a house that’s meant to be filled with laughter, not the quiet and loneliness of previous years. That evening it was filled with laughter and I loved it, the compliments that we were given about the house were amazing and completely inspiring, as its human nature that when people tell you what a good job you are doing, it pushes you to carry on and keep getting better. So this is the future, love and laughter at Grassfield Hall.