It’s that time of the year again. October has arrived and the leaves are changing colours, the days are cooler and pumpkin spice everything is available! It’s my favourite time of the year and if you happen to be visiting us during the autumn months there are some fabulous events and happenings for you to enjoy. Here’s a taster!
There 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.
One of the many things that our guests comment on (with pleasure I might add!) is the glass Kilner jar filled with home baked shortbread on the tea tray found in their rooms. We like a little nibble of something ourselves when we stay at a B&B so I thought I would look for a shortbread recipe and make my own – we think it’s a nice touch too!
Everyone needs to take a break now and then. Life can get stressful, and if you don’t take a couple minutes every day to decompress, it can feel like everything is piling into a huge mountain of STUFF! Continue reading
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.
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!).
We decided that relocating countries, buying a house and getting a business up and running wasn’t quite enough excitement for one year so we’re embarking on our next project – a barn conversion! Continue reading