Friday 26 October

One of those that just seemed to go (as usual!) Our American guests were off by 7.15 am – they did not want a cooked breakfast! Our next breakfast was not until 9.30 am so I took the dogs out for a walk first. Still very grey looking. Today both B&B’s out as well as two cottages, with one cottage and both B&B’s in. One couple are coming back for the fourth time, they have the same weekend every year. With a number of turn arounds this week I have made sure I have kept ahead of the washing. I had planned to go to Bakewell early but didn’t leave here until 12.30. Came back and had lunch before finalising everything for guests arrival. Cottage guests arrived at three and the B&B guests at 4 and 5 pm. Plenty to do this evening with cooking dinner interrupted twice, once with someone calling in, in case we had vacancies and also a cycle hire business collecting bikes hired by guests this week. Sat down at 9 to watch the series on the Tudors. Last phone call at 10pm.