Monday, 10 October 2011
I'm back ..... yes I know, you didn't even realise I had gone! Well I've been on holiday for a couple of weeks. The first week we went up to North Yorkshire where we met up with my Sister Joan, she and her partner Ron have a B&B in Whitby, we had the best time ever and even better they are coming down here to Hampshire to spend Christmas with us before going off on a cruise for a couple of weeks .... I can't wait!
The cottage we rented (well it wasn't a cottage really) was HUGE! Here's a photo of it, it had an impressive entrance hall with a sitting room on either side of the hall, both with TV's and one with a grand piano! At the end of the hall it went into a T shape, to the left was another hall a dining room and kitchen with a utility/boiler room leading off. To the right was a bathroom and shower, a cloakroom/telephone room an a walk in cupboard. Upstairs were 4 big bedrooms, two with king size beds and two with twin beds, there was also another bathroom and seperate WC, up another set of stair leading to the attic was another twin bedded room and various other rooms that were locked. The garden was also very big. All this and there were just 3 of us plus Bonnie.
The only problem was that as the house was so big Bonnie was never quite sure where we were and so she would never go out of the house on her own (I have a very neurotic dog!).
The weather was perfect, we arrived just right for the heatwave .... wonderful!!
The only probem we had was on the last day when the boiler decided to pack up and so we had no hot water at all! So after a cold wash and breakfast off we set for our second week in the Peak District.... more about that later.