As I walked into The Treehouse Bar & Restaurant this morning for breakfast, nothing looked unusual. Apart from some work being done to the premises, all was as it should be. With the miserable weather one was just thinking on getting inside and eating a nice warm breakfast.

The mood among staff here was their normal upbeat friendly one. Nothing was amiss and certainly nothing looked out of place. But then it materialized that the bar/restaurant was broken into last night. Some thugs had little to do with their time so decided to embark upon a local family-run business, and attempt destruction.

Destruction and robbery may have been on their minds, but they only served to instill a sense of determination and motivation among owners and staff alike. Yes, a lot of unnecessary damage was done. equipment was damaged, and some glass doors smashed, but the thugs left empty handed and no doubt, heavy-hearted.

Robbery in the modern world is just not justified in any form. Why someone would contemplate, let alone carry out, such a crime, is beyond comprehension. To destruct another’s property for ones own gain (and fail) is just plain ignorant, and the only person these people are letting down, is themselves.

The Treehouse Bar & Restaurant are clearly utterly disappointed with such thuggery, but they are open, cooking, serving, and all with a smile on their faces. A break-in will not deter here.

As for my breakfast, it was rather yummy indeed. Just what the doctor ordered to fuel this long working Friday.

Pop in throughout the day and show your support to this local business who has risen above crime and the criminals involved, and are very much open for business today, as always. And all with a smile and great service.