Like millions of others around the Globe, we are getting used to our ‘new normal’ during these strangest of times.
Being fairly rural, we are used to not being in a busy town setting but there is no doubt that we are missing being able to go out, especially during this glorious weather we are having, and of course we are missing welcoming guests to The Old Stables.
So we continue to look for daily positives and have found that we are spoiled for choice! The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and nature is creeping closer to us. Our two barn owls are swooping over the fields in the late afternoon/early evenings and we are daily finding deer in our fields to the front and the back of the B&B. We hear the woodpeckers in the woods and yesterday two Canadian geese settled in our neighbours’ pond. We sit outside in the afternoon sun soaking up Vitamin D and feeling blessed that we are safe and healthy.
We are also taking the opportunity to get those spring time jobs done. Simon has been busy out in the garden painting fences, tending to our newly planted trees and generally doing some sprucing up . He’s desperate for some new bedding flowers but until everything opens up again we are moving things around in our garden so it’s all looking pretty when we re-open.
I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen and made a Sourdough starter and have produced some pretty stellar Sourdough loaves! Watch out for it on our breakfast menu when we re-open. I’ve also been trying out different muffin recipes, some chocolatey treats and different flavour shortbreads (we’re sharing our baking bounty over the fence with our neighbours – they are loving it!!).
Jasper, our Golden Retriever, is being let over the fence to play with his best mates, Remy and Spencer (also Goldens) and of course he is still enjoying his walks in the sunshine every day. He’ll be 4 years old on the 18th April so I’ll be baking pupcakes for him and his buddies to share 🙂
This too shall pass…
We really are looking forward to welcoming you to The Old Stables when all of this uncertainty is over. We’ll have everything ready and waiting for you from our beautiful rooms to delish shortbread to hearty breakfasts and everything in-between. Our online booking function is available right here on our website or email us on email@example.com or give us a ring on 01749 880635.
Simon, Jasper and I hope that you are all keeping healthy and safe and we will see you soon!
With our best wishes,
Aly, Simon & Jasper x