January, named for two headed Janus, who could look forward to the future while reviewing the past. As we’ve headed into the “twenties” the papers have been full of reviews of the decade and thoughts for the future. It gave me quite a shock to realise that we’ve been in business for half of that time, so what has happened over the past five years?
We opened our doors at the end of July 2015 with just the one room, Nancy.
“Nancy” as she looked then
We continued the next summer, still with the one room but with a few cosmetic changes and plans for expansion.
new lights and blanket for 2016
And then in September packed up the old kitchen ready for its demolition and replacement
Our cooking options shrank somewhat
and we became very familiar with these…
By the end of July 2017 we were ready to reopen with Nancy
spot the new chair
set the alarm, if you really must…
Your comfy bed
new chair and bedside tables
being joined by Flora
pretty mugs by Juniper and Jane
Flora, our suite with private bathroom and sitting room
Over the next couple of years we’ve updated, introducing more Welsh textiles to Nancy; the room is named for my Welsh mother.
Developed our baking reportoires..
Moved to larger less wasteful toiletries
and continued having fun
hosting lots of lovely guests
Some things never change, January is still the month for these
resulting in lots of this
and the 2020 batch
Which I think gets better every year.
So looking ahead over the next couple of months we’ll be digging out those paintbrushes to get everything looking fresh and lovely to begin welcoming you again.
Happy New Year
Caroline, George and Bramble xxx
Looking both ways up and down the Sound