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.
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
…otherwise known as Jasper! Broadcombe King of the Helm is his pedigree name – a bit grand for this little puppy, if you ask me 🙂 Jasper’s been home with us for about a month now, so I thought it was high time that he had his proper introduction!
We had a fantastic day out recently at The Royal Bath & West Show in Shepton Mallet. Happily for us the showground is an easy 5 minute drive away from us and we had an easy run through to the show with no parking problems!
Egg-citement abounds at The Old Stables, not just because our brand new (very entertaining) hens have now laid two eggs but because we are now officially open for business. A business, I might add, that is going to need a lot of eggs!
When we made the big decision to leave Bermuda (where I was born and lived all my life and where Simon had spent 25 years of his life) we knew that whatever it was we were going to do we wanted to do it together and we wanted a complete life-style change. I had spent my entire working life in law firms and Simon in the supermarket industry which amounted to a lot of stress for me and long working hours/no weekends or public holidays off for him. We needed a major life adjustment!