Monday 6 October

A bright and sunny start. One cottage out and one cottage and one B&B back in. Cottage were left a little later with our permission. They had not been well during the night and wanted an extra hour to gain some strength before setting off but with a light morning cleaning wise this was not a problem. One cleaner up today. She bought me a present! We had been to see the singalong Sound of Music and she found a companion book about the film. Did some more washing – I’m now onto washing the new single sets! After lunch popped down to Bakewell and to the market. Took Smudge and a lot of people made a fuss of him. There were quite a few plant stalls there today so I bought some plants for autumn colour. Back home the guests arrived between 4.30 and 5pm. Spoke to a friend who has just come back from a week in Wales. One of the cottage guests who we have got to know well walked up to Kinder Scout yesterday. I have that down for next year! Chris went to the Bakewell Photographic Society in the evening and I did some accounts and filing before sitting down at 10pm. Filing away Septembers bookings I was made aware of how many cancellations we had had or September, luckily relet but even so each cancellation involves a lot of work in trying to relet.