Lodge Blog Archive
A diary of happenings at Chanters Lodge, Livingstone, Zambia with reflections on Zambia and personal matters too
OFFICES, CHANTERS LODGE
Here's two good photos of the new offices at Chanters Lodge, Livingstone. You can see immediately that the pictures weren't taken by an amateur! They're the work of Phil Broadhurst at www.fishfilms.co.uk who's staying with us at the moment as he's part of the crew filming 'Lion Country', the ITV documentary series being shown in UK about the Lion Encounter, out at Thorn Tree Lodge. Great conservation effort, super activity and wonderful TV programme!
In one of the photos with me are Annastasia and Melinda. 'Why do we all look a bit fed up?' I hear you ask. Well, it was pouring with rain, and we were worried about all the activity cancellations that were coming in - upsetting our Guests. Helicopters don't fly, lions don't walk and elephants don't safari in the pouring rain! And, most of our Clients this week are from UK - naturally more weather conscious than others! We were also tired from a busy week made more hectic by moving offices!
The construction of the offices started at the beginning of December and I suppose 4 months start to finish wasn't too bad for the build considering Christmas, New Year and Easter in this period with their long public holidays, plus the fact that we were working during the rains. I had doubts about this project, but not any more. It's great to have a new attractive office facility and we're really looking forward to the conversion of rooms 1 and 2 into an executive suite. Without new offices this wasn't going to be possible.
Like any move anywhere it was all quite stressful, but Annastasia's pleased with her new office next door to mine though we need phone extensions - due to be installed next week. Anny's previous location has re-invented itself as a linen store! "Come to the office!" Has definitely taken on a new tone at Chanters Lodge!
Thanks again to Phil for the super pictures!
Posted: 10 April 2010 at 04:56