Skip to main content

Full Throttle, No Chaser

We've had the most busiest 2 days of the year so far...
We have hemp protein in our porridge every day, which really helps to keep us going!

Yesterday, we had a crazy day, the house we cleaned was it's usual hovel & took a lot longer than we'd thought... Second home owners with more money than sense & children who have absolutely everything, but don't look after any of it! 
Completely different world to ours... Thank goodness!

Today's been equally difficult, as some owners contacted us at the last minute to say their son & friends would be coming down today (just as guests were leaving)... 
We already had a full clean to do, so said we could get there after 3pm, which we did & amazingly, everything ran smoothly. We managed to clean the 3 storey house in 5 hours between us, came home & prepared our guest room for folks arriving tomorrow.

Any minute now we'll be eating our very late dinner & then it's all systems go again tomorrow...
More cleaning, B&B guests arriving & Sime has a gig.

Looking forward to Slow Sunday again... We'll have guests in - but they sound very nice.

We were interviewed recently about our B&B & thought we would share it: Meadowcroft Interview.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

We've hardly been outside, but Sime seems to burn very easily... 
It's cloudy tonight & quite cool again, perhaps that was summer!

Kay & Sime


Scarlet said…
What sort of state do some holiday guests leave properties in?

I can't believe it's almost Sunday again - enjoy your rest - it's well deserved.
It will be our 29th wedding anniversary, so we'll be having a Slow Sunday ourselves!

Love, us 3 in Lancs xxx
Kath said…
I am going to make Sime a patchwork sun bonnet :-D
Hi Scarlet, Most guests clean up after themselves, just an odd few that don't... But the folks we cleaned for on Thursday have a second home which they keep for themselves & the way they leave the place - you would just think they have been burgled. It's really awful, not only do they not care about the mess they make, but just the fact that the whole family have total disregard for anything they own...

Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow & Happy Anniversary!!! We got together 27 years ago next week...

Lots of love, Kay & Sime xx
Scarlet said…
I've just had chance to read your interview - I was too tired last night. It's fab,I could 'hear' you speaking and you come across as the kind, loving, caring people that we're fortunate to know that you are. x
And he would wear it with pride... If he could always remember where he last put it (which is what happens a lot)!

K x
Aah thank you Scarlet - you are very kind!

K&S xx
I imagine you have to not think too much about the mess some people like to live in and just get on with the job or it would drive you crazy. It was good to learn a bit more about you in the interview. I'm glad you're enjoying running the B&B and that it's going well.
Teresa x
Thanks Teresa! It's funny - even though we've been housekeeping/cleaning properties for nearly 7 years now, it never ceases to amaze us how people live on holiday. Our house is usually a mess when we don't have visitors, but when we're away - it's nice to have a neat & tidy space to enjoy, plus we're respectful of other peoples' property & always clean before leaving.

We love doing the B&B... To be more home based would be a dream come true!

Hope you're having a good weekend.

Kay x
Unknown said…
Lovely to catch up with your blog again. Wow, you have been busy. You sound like like you're enjoying every minute of it. Sue
Catherine said…
I hope you two are taking care of yourselves while you are so busy!!
Have a fantastic week Kay!
xo Catherine

Popular posts from this blog


Our garden yesterday. Tall Nettles TALL nettles cover up, as they have done These many springs, the rusty harrow, the plough Long worn out, and the roller made of stone: Only the elm butt tops the nettles now. This corner of the farmyard I like most: As well as any bloom upon a flower I like the dust on the nettles, never lost Except to prove the sweetness of a shower. ~ Edward Thomas ~ Every time we venture out to pick nettles, Sime always goes on about this poem! Anyway, thought I'd share with you the article I've written for next month's Parish Magazine... Our hedgerows are coming alive with food aplenty, but hardly anyone really notices the nettles that surround us, they grow quietly while using their juices to produce a medicine that can bring health. Anaemia, arthritis, rickets, tuberculosis, respiratory diseases, colds, catarrh & lymphatic problems can all benefit from this wonderful wild & free super food. Nettles are ric

Diet And Drugs

Some of you know about my fight with Graves Disease, an auto immune system disorder, which causes an overactive thyroid. Since I was diagnosed 7 years ago, I have made it my business to know everything I possibly could about the condition & this has probably saved my life. I have blood tests on a regular basis & in November last year, I was told that my T4 levels are normal & again in January the same.  My thyroid stimulating hormone was finally starting to work too, after 7 years of lying dormant, so I suggested I came off the anti thyroid drug & my GP's response was to continue for a while longer. A month ago, I rang my GP & suggested again that I come off the drug or at least halve it, as I was feeling so well  & was concerned about the drug pushing me into being under active. Again, she said to be patient & they would send for me when it's time for a blood test. I don't normally do as I'm told, but decided to stick with it a b

Taking The Plunge

Life is set to change again for us. We have had a great time entertaining many B&B guests, but now have decided to stop & concentrate on the things that are far more important. Firstly, ourselves... Sharing our home with many strangers is quite exhausting & Sime in particular has worn himself out giving his all, something neither of us had really noticed until we stopped. Secondly, Bebe (Sime's mum) is going to be moving in with us... Her dementia is progressing, though the conditions she was continuing to live in were obviously not helping. We feel she has been let down by the social care support team, her carers seemed to be excellent on the surface, but in reality - she has been badly neglected. On our last visit, we found her flat in a terrible state. The cleaner had disappeared, her hairdresser had stopped going in & some of the carers didn't even bother to feed her! On top of all this, she has been phoning the police about her hot water &am