Archive: 2013

Animal Rescue!
Animal Rescue!

Having said good bye to the guests on Saturday morning we immediately had a two-legged visitor at the front door, making the loudest noise!  I knew straightaway it was a wild duck calling her young and thought no more about it.  However, the noise continued endlessly so I decided to investigate.  There were no ducklings…

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Birds are clever little things…
Birds are clever little things…

With the sun shining so bright and hot this past weekend it was an ideal opportunity to do some tidying up in the garden.  I decided to rake up the pea gravel and replace it with much larger stones so Mrs Escapee Hen cannot continue to scratch it out onto the path every day! Stephen was on the sit-on lawn mower and Dad found…

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Wine or beer lovers, we cater for both!
Wine or beer lovers, we cater for both!

Last weekend, there was an alcoholic theme which our guests created unknowingly. Firstly, I was made aware that we have three pubs within 2 miles of us that are all featured in the Good Beer Guide.  I already knew this but hadn’t fully appreciated that some people would be attracted to this fact so thought I ought to enquire…

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Everyone’s happy – Stephen gains a car, Dad a discount, and the dogs, their freedom!
Everyone’s happy – Stephen gains a car, Dad a discount, and the dogs, their freedom!

Our 2 collie cross dogs, Sooty and Sweep, have become more and more promiscuous recently and our long suffering neighbour 3+ fields away is starting to  lose her patience, understandably so.  Every time one of her bitches is on heat, Sooty and/or Sweep ensure they are present to take advantage of the situation!  So there was…

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3 Aussies, 1 Norwegian, and an English guest…
3 Aussies, 1 Norwegian, and an English guest…

Sat on the train en route home from work, Stephen is in Oxford, my mobile rings, its Dad… ”David, his wife and son are here to stay the night” ”Who’s David?” “David from Australia” is the reply, “they’re not booked in but I said you’d put them up for the night!” I speak to David, tell him I’m happy to…

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A new year, a new challenge(s)!
A new year, a new challenge(s)!

I’m never one to sit back and relax; always need a challenge and always wishing to improve things to make life that little bit more enjoyable.  So, the beginning of this year is focused on finishing our two Georgian bedrooms so guests can enjoy the incredibly spacious rooms which will be furnished with beautiful mahogany…

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