The other morning it was too icy and foggy to cycle, so we went for a long walk along the river instead. The sun was just breaking through and melting the hoar frost on trees and grasses; it was lovely. And Poppy was very happy to be walking with us.
So we close the year with our wish to all of our guests - past and future and potential - for a very happy and healthy New Year. Best not to comment on the year past, let alone what may await us in the coming one - but let's just hope it's a good one.
We look forward to welcoming you in the coming year.
With best wishes,
David and anne
Here it is again, my annual Christmas cake production. I keep thinking I'll cut down the list of recipients, but so far I haven't managed it (at all). As we were away most of November, I was quite pushed for time, so I wasn't able to decorate them all individually - had to do it assembly-line style. But the fact is, I was glad to get them done in time. If you're staying in one of our cottages over Christmas, you'll find one waiting for you.
Just in time for the cold days - have just had another delivery of logs. As you can see, David worked hard to get them all stacked neatly.
Cold weather? OK, if we must... we're ready.
We are pleased to tell you that access to our wireless internet system is much improved.
One of the drawbacks of a lovely historic house is that the walls are a foot thick in places, which makes it more difficult to get wireless broadband into each room. But we have found a solution: the router is now located in such a way as to make wifi accessible to all of our guest rooms. The double room ("Guinea Fowl") can also access the separate router we have in the Garden Cottage. Which is to say, all of our cottages continue to each have their own dedicated router.
Thought you'd like to know!