Well, the mild winter weather lasted well, but we are in the midst of well below freezing at night, -8 degrees expected tonight, and sub zero during the days too, just like the rest of you out there. There's plenty of sunshine but it doesn't make any difference to the ambient temperature. Reminds me of many wonderful ski holidays, lunching on sun drenched verandas and decks, wrapped in blankets over the ski gear! Sadly, I can't go this year.
I did have to have that operation to my elbow. It was almost a month ago and I get out of the plaster cast next Monday (6th). The problem being the right arm has rendered me pretty useless over these few weeks and I can't wait to have the thing removed...neither can Geoff! He has bee remarkable coping with all the extra things he has had to do. I can't do so much as peel a carrot! Then I have to have 3 weeks physio and the consultant has recommended that I don't ski this year. I'm OK with that as I really don't want to undo all the good work he has done.
Geoff and our Workawayer Lee, are cracking on with B&B 2 and we will have it up and running by April, mid to end. Once I get back to work I will be able to do the best bits, decorating and furnishing! I love that. I already have the curtain fabric and lots of things still in storage will be unpacked and dusted off. B&B 2 will be to the same standard as B&B 1 so it's very exciting for me to be able to do the planning for it.
Freddiepup continues to be a joy and at five and half months now is developing his shiny coat and long feathers to his tail. He hasn't quite worked out the 'we throw the stick, you bring it back' game. He runs after it, lies on the grass and chews it! He also has a penchant for ripping up paper, any paper. It was the cheque book yesterday, 3 toilet rolls the day before and make-up tissues from my waste basket on a regular basis. However, his mischievous antics have given Henri a new lease of life and at 15 and a half he has regained a little skip in his step and loves to tell Freddie off when he gets too annoying.
We already have several bookings for this year so that is a very good sign for us and even as far ahead as September. We had a wonderful time last year meeting such an array of interesting and lovely people. We're looking forward to the same this year. Perhaps we might even meet you!