Not good today.
Arrived to fire alarm sounding. It was our commercial kitchen on fire. Called Fire Brigade, got the gas off, got the kitchen electrics off.
North Yorkshire fire brigade did a fantastic job. Fire was out in a minute - despite it being very well established.
The fire brigade and modern building regulations combined to restrict nearly ALL the damage to the kitchen itself. The investigator has determined an electrical fault. Further forensics tomorrow to try to establish the exact appliance and cause.
SO ... we were (a bit belatedly) open for business in the garden centre and machinery centre. We had a good and busy day.
Tomorrow we will get ready to open the restaurant / coffee shop ... To serve coffee, tea, cakes, scones, sandwiches etc etc.
Main meals and the kitchen itself will be "out of action" for many weeks.
All staff - we have about 35 - did a tremendous job.
We've had shit happen before - and no doubt we will in the future - but it is inspirational when everyone pulls together so well.