Friday, 28 March 2014

Springtime Strolls

I love going into the garden on a sunny Spring day.  There is a little corner where some miniature daffodils and primulas are thriving.  This is my coffee-time bench, which is when it catches the sun.

The quince is just coming out - I think it will be at its best in a few days, but it catches my eye every time I walk past.

The copper beech will come into its own in a month or so, but even without any leaves, the little blue scillas look great alongside the daffodils.

And finally, my favourite bit of the garden in spring is the Apple Tree Walk.  Old gnarled apple trees covered with lichen and the pretty primulas flourishing beneath.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dashboards For Ever

Google Analytics is a wonderful distraction from real life.

I could sit for hours looking at the various graphs, seeing if they are heading in the right direction.  Of course, the only thing that really makes a difference is when someone books a room.  However, I feel better seeing the little lines meandering in a generally upward motion.  It adds a whole new displacement activity to my days.  I must find out how to add a trend line....

Sunday, 9 March 2014

The Close - Bed & Breakfast

This blog reflects the thoughts and actions of a novice B&B owner, trying to do my best to set up an efficient and welcoming B&B.

I'm hoping to share my home with people wanting to visit the Cotswolds and experience life in a small market town, as well as the opportunity to visit some amazingly beautiful locations.

Let's see what happens....

The Close, Minchinhampton

If you would like to know more, have a look at my web site (The Close - Bed & Breakfast)