Author: Aly

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Aug09

largeThere have been many famous residents of Bath, but perhaps the most famous (and by far my favourite) is the novelist Jane Austen. While only two of her novels actually take place in Bath (Persuasion and Northanger Abbey), she spent a great deal of her life in this beautiful city.

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, so in her honour, the city is in celebration of this great author and the wit and wisdom found in her novels.

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May14

Coming from island living to the Somerset countryside was a BIG change.  My life, up until our move, was on the tiny Island of Bermuda which is smack dab in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.  Just 53.3 square kilometres (20.6 square miles) – really!  Surrounded by the ocean and beautiful pink sand beaches to fields of cows and sheep.  I do love Somerset and find country living absolutely delightful but there are times when I do feel a little homesick  for my Island Home.  When those feelings come along I always do the same thing – make up a batch of Bermuda Johnny Bread.

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Jan25

It seems that more and more people are choosing to holiday with their four-legged friends these days.  When we opened The Old Stables we knew we would be welcoming a puppy of our own into the family so the choice to go ‘dog friendly’ wasn’t one that we debated for very long!

Jasper, our 9 month old Golden Retriever, arrived at The Old Stables in June, 2016.  Since his arrival we have welcomed no less than 20 dogs to the B&B.  All shapes, sizes and colours and all perfectly delightful (with lovely, well behaved owners too!).

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