Saturday, August 30, 2008

These swallows were sitting on the wires outside the kitchen window a few weeks ago, all begging for food. The one to the right is being fed by the parent on the wing. They are all flying low today, catching the insects brought out by the warmer weather and sadly, probably filling their tummies in readiness for their long flight to Africa. I always feel sad when they have gone, and start to look forward to their return next spring.

The summer flurry has calmed a little now and we have some availability over the coming weeks. We had beautiful weather today, very still and warm, with hazy sunshine.

You may have noticed that we have not increased our evening meal prices as the tariff suggests. We have kept them to £17.50, and will do so until the beginning of October, when we will make a small increase, to £18.50. But, we will also be offering our autumn breaks, three nights for the price of two, so long as evening meals are taken. This will total £239 for two people, for an-en-suite room, or £211 for the room with private bathroom. The offer will last until the end of November.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fate of the fete

Well, it did rain a few minutes before the fete was due to begin, but turned out to be hardly anything, but the fate of the fete was sealed by the weather of the week before.

Next week, actually from Saturday 30th August, we have availability, as well as some rooms this week. I think the forecast is looking a bit better, so why not make your way west? Or east of course if you live in most parts of Cornwall, or the Isles of Scilly!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Village fete

Our Treknow village fete was to be this Saturday, 23rd August. But, it has been cancelled. This is because, although the forecast is better for the coming few days, the field where it was to be held has not been cut for silage, and is not dry enough to be cut. I know that on Saturday we will be cursing, as the first rays of sun for a while inevitably shine down. We have rescheduled it for 27th September, 2pm, so do come along if you are in the area.

I have an issue with the use of the word issue. It seems to increasingly be used where the word problem really belongs. Is it no longer acceptable to have problems? Are issues toned down, more acceptable fronts for problems? Are they more readily resolved?