A busy day Friday 13 February

At least no more snow. Three of our Peak District cottages out with four back in and two cleaners up. All done by 2pm so a chance to catch up on accounts while waiting for guests. A sunny day with the snow and ice starting to melt. Spent some time breaking up ice with a spade so it would melt quicker.First guests arrived about 4.30. They have been here before. Second guests, who have also been here before, arrived about 5.30. After dinner next guests arrived about 7.30 by which time the melted snow was turning back to ice so I put some more salt down. Final guests arrived about 8.30 after which I sat down.