It was extremely windy in the night and the chickens were making a lot of noise this morning, telling the Sage how little sleep they had had. I didn’t have so very much myself, but lay for a long time listening to the wind whooping down the chimney and battering the windows. At least the windows are well fitting. In our last house, the Edwardian sash windows rattled and the curtains billowed gently.
I’m so pleased that so many of you would like to come to the bloggers’ party. There is no need to decide on a date yet, but I’ll tell you the weekends we’re free (as things stand now) and if you have any preference, let me know and we’ll try to find a date to suit everyone. Since some of you will be coming from quite a distance a Saturday might be better, to allow for an overnight stay.
Here are the most likely options –
June 2 (this is a Bank Holiday weekend, the Spring Bank Holiday having been put back by a week because the Queen’s Jubilee holiday is on the Tuesday) June 30
If you’ve a long way to travel, we do have spare rooms and you’re welcome to stay overnight. Staying here requires a very relaxed attitude because this is a Tudor house and the rooms all lead into each other. So either you’re going through someone’s bedroom to get to the bathroom and stairs or someone is coming through yours. We’ve got four spare rooms, two with double beds, one has a single bed and the other a slightly lumpy sofa bed in a very warm room (it’s right above the Aga). We are quite remarkably informal and it’s wise not to have expectations of luxury accommodation, mind you.