It may not be politically correct but we want to wish all our past (and future) guests a very Happy Christmas.
December is a month when we rest each year, taking a deep breath after the busyness of the past B&B season and preparing for the next one. Most of the leaves have tumbled down and have been placed in several leaf mulch wire bins to slowly decompose for the future benefit of the garden. This seems to be an analogy for our life here now: we have tumbled down, so it feels, and are placed at ease in preparation for the future (hopefully not to decompose yet!).
We held a Christmas tree decoration party for 20+ friends so the house is festive. Martin was disguised as Saint Nicholas for a neighbouring childrens party, hoping they do not recognise him and that he does not forget those onerous lines “Ho ho ho” (photo above at our tree just before the visitation). Parties, gift-giving and relaxation amidst good company with good food seem deserved after a long summer. We hope your Christmas, or whatever holiday season you celebrate, will be relaxed and happy. Further, we wish you a happy and healthy 2012.
Linda and Martin.