Another year draws to a close. What a roller coaster it’s been. Unlike the previous few years when I’ve just been bloody glad to see the back of it, I’ve actually enjoyed this year’s ups and downs. Most of ’em anyway.
I’m not a massive fan of end of year round ups. I refer to look forward rather than back but this year I’ll make an exception.
January: Boofuls started the year on the leg he broke on new year’s eve. Worst new year ever. Me at home on my own and Boofuls in hospital having pins put in his leg.
February: One day after having the cast off his leg, Boofuls and I drove to Devon to try and find somewhere to live after the chap who’s property we were going to buy changed his mind. Having sold our house we were technically homeless. Marvellous.
Also February: Found a place to live! At this point we thank God that the previous property had fallen through.
March: Moved to the other end of the country. This month saw us living in a holiday flat while we completed all the legals on the B & B. What a great time we had, a pocketful of money and time our hands. We called it research but we really spent the month having fun.
April: Now the proud owners of a B & B in Devon. Our new life consisted of cleaning, cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning. Then we opened the doors to the great British public.
May: Wow! Talk about a baptism of fire. A full house of young farmers here for their bi annual conference. Conference? A three night stag night for 5000 people is more like it.
June: Learning the ropes and a nice steady trickle of guests.
July: Got busy.
August: Got busier.
September: MAKE IT STOP!
October: Phew! We survived!
November: Enjoying the peace and quiet. Decorating commences.
December: Merry Christmas!
Ok. There may have been a bit more to it that that. Booful’s has been doing the accounts. I handed him a receipt from my trip to the hairdresser, he filed it under repairs and renewals!
We’ve just been up north for Christmas. I’ll tell you all about that in a day or two.