Friday 18 January

The fields are getting quite muddy. As I went from one field to the next I could feel my boots sticking in the mud. Handyman up today and another cottage has new lino in the kitchen plus a few other jobs. Two cleaners up to turn round four cottages in readiness for today and tomorrow. Went down to Bakewell and was able to use my permit to park for free for a change. Got back then it was all go. Two businessmen out today and three cottages and one B&B in.

Everything ready in time. First cottage guests and B&B guests arrived simultaneously at about 5pm so Chris showed the cottage guests in. The next guests arrive about half an hour later but the final guests arrived just before 10.30 pm. They were expecting to arrive late but road conditions, particularly surface water had delayed them.