Sunday 5 April

All quiet on the home front with not much to report from our Bakewell cottages. One cottage out with one back in. Did a run into Bakewell for the paper and bottle bank then onto Chatsworth Garden Centre to get some bits but as they did not have what Chris was after we went onto the Calver Garden Centre but they also did not have what he wanted so we came back home. Checked the cottage was ready for this afternoons guests (it had already been cleaned) then as it was nice had lunch on the patio. Some of the guests were out walking today and a few came back while we were sitting outside. We have quite a few dogs with us this week but occasionally we do refuse bookings with dogs. With each request we take into account the number of guests, the number and size of dogs and the cottage requested and sometimes we do have to say no, althugh I do offer an alternative if I can. It is hard to find cottages that take more than one dog, I have found very few where we could take our two. We also have a number of children here this week who have been looking forward to meeting our two mutts and Blue in particular has been enjoying all the fuss being made of him. Guests arrived about 3pm after which a cleaner came up and cleaned the cottage vacated in the morning. It is her birthday tomorrow and with cleaning the cottage today we will do the peak district cottage needed tomorrow so she can have the day off. Finalised the banking for the end of quarter, phoned my sister and cooked dinner. By the time I had fed the dogs and answered emails it was nearly 9pm. Hm.