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On being inspected

Yesterday we were inspected by Bed and Breakfast Nationwide.  We hope to go into “The Little Green Book” of Bed and Breakfast for 2012 and as new entrants we had to be inspected.  This meant a major tidy up and clean and now we really need to keep it this way as we have our first B&B guests arriving at the weekend.

We had to lay the bedroom out exactly as it would be for guests, with the new bedlinen on the bed and the new towels laid out.

the guest bedroom

Then we had to lay the table out as it would be for breakfast, but without all the perishables on it.  It is surprising how much stuff you need to lay out if you are offering cereal followed by cooked breakfast followed by toast and jam etc.

The table laid for breakfast

It was quite fun really as we had bought crockery with hens on a couple of years ago in Windsor before we moved here, knowing that we would use it for the B&B, and then I bought place mats with hens on too, to match, so at last I got to put it all out.

Another view of the breakfast table

We are so looking forward to welcoming guests to our house.  Anyway the inspection went really well and we are to be included into the directory for next year, which should give us lots more exposure to potential guests and we look forward to a busy Spring and Summer 2012.

If you want to know more about our B&B visit www.lodgehousebandbsomerset.co.uk

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“Pick you own” at home

When we lived in Langley, I used to go down the “Pick your Own” at least once if not twice a week.  When we moved here that was the one thing I missed, as there was no PYO nearby. So the first year we were here we had to content ourselves with shop bought produce whilst we planted bushes and fruit canes.

This year we have a veritable “pick your own” at home!!!  The raspberries have just got going and they are wonderful, and we are still picking strawberries.

Today's picking of strawberries Monday 11th July 2011

Last year we planted out 4 blueberry bushes that we had brought with us, that had previously been growing in pots.  We got nothing from them, but this year they have come into their own and we are getting better blueberries than we have ever had.  You can see them amongst the raspberries. When we finally open as B&B I hope to serve some of our fresh fruit at breakfast with cereal or natural yoghurt.

Today's pickings of blueberries and raspberries 11th July 2011

Mind you not everything is a raving success.  My lettuces have bolted, the runner beans are slow climbing the bean poles and my tomatoes are a bit ho hum at the moment.  Let’s hope the sunny weather like we have had today will bring these other plants on a bit better.

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