We have been doing things about the house and business, and, as a result, it has been some while since I have written. Our pockets are feeling much lighter than two months back, and there is still much to do, but I think we will need to slow down a little now. So, what have we done thus far?
Well, to begin with, we have employed a web designer to develop a new website for us. We wanted a website that has room for larger and better pictures, with an easy to read and follow format that will hopefully give the viewer a smooth and seamless experience of finding out more about our Bed and Breakfast. This, I think, is easier said than done, and our new webmaster is still working on this with us. I also still need to employ a good photographer who will be able to take the most wonderful photos of our house and also to make videos of the surrounding and wider Lake District countryside. Once we have the photos, we will be able to start working on the website in earnest. Meanwhile, however, I have been writing the text for the site.
Secondly, we have finally – oh, joy! – got our new wooden floor down in the dining room. It is an oak floor which we hoped would be more or less Zack-proof. Unfortunately, he has already managed to scratch the floor with his nails whilst trying to get up. Thankfully, we had chosen a distressed floor to begin with so that any scratches would not be easily noticeable. Our new dining tables and chairs will arrive on 29th March. Meanwhile, I am going to begin searching for new crockery and place settings to use in the dining room, which, incidentally, has also been newly re-decorated. It’s all change!
Three of our bedrooms have also had some work done on them, with some new woodwork in place, redecoration, and even a couple of newly reupholstered chairs. I picked some fabrics for Hubby to consider for the chairs, and he chose a clementine colour – a jazzy pop of orange indeed. We have now commissioned a seamstress to re-line some curtains for us and also to make a new throw to match those chairs in the bedroom.
Also behind the scenes and the biggest reason why I have been so tardy about writing is the fact that Zack had had a few setbacks and Hubby and I have been nothing but hypochondriacs and chauffeurs, phoning the vet for advice and taking him to and from the vets for check ups. He is certainly on the mend, but is even now on a course of antibiotics. In a previous post, I said that I believed God had healed Zack – and I do indeed stand by that belief because otherwise Zack would have been dead from renal failure. Now he is brighter and more his old self again. Not his human parents though – they are far from bright-eyed and bushy tailed, having been awoken at least 3 times each night over the past 5 nights by a dog that insists he needs to go out to pee.
All this busyness – and the little relaxation I had today with an owl – has meant that I have become late dealing with our VAT returns this month. I did some tonight but will have to finish everything off by midday tomorrow or my accountant will be having kittens! (Where does that expression come from?)
Well, it feels good to be in touch with the blogging world again. And how has your month, week, or day been?
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