You can tell that Sunday and holidays are the days I spend cruisin’ around looking at stuff on the net. I came across this article at Hospitality Trends http://www.htrends.com/trends-detail-sid-42081.html and immediately thought of the nice comment Sue @ Turtleback cottage left me and a chat I had with Dianne from the Bellevue underground mine( ya [...]
So I’ve been booking Christmas parties left and right over the last few weeks. Lots of them, more than last year and new groups. This is great. I did a bit of advertising in the local paper and I was attributing it mostly to that. Good I think it’s paid off. Then I came across [...]
When one owns an accommodation property, be it a holiday home or B&B, there are always repairs to be done. It’s worse if said property is a 100+ year old building that has been renovated in stages. Needless to stay we are always doing something to our places. It may be as simple as touching [...]
Although I have had a number of visitors to this blog I’ve had very few comments (thanks John for being the first) and I have no followers. I was at a function the other day and even had someone mention that they read it. So now the question is how do I get people to [...]
On occasion I check out forums dedicated to B&B owners. I do it just to see what’s happening, get ideas and generally be nosy with what everyone else is doing. Sometimes you can get good ideas from them.Unfortunatly most that I have found are US based but they still are worth the occasional peek. The [...]
As promised the recipe for Panettone (Italian Christmas Bread) that Mark made. You will notice that this is quite different than the usual recipes that I offer in that it has actual measurements. That’s cause its baking. It makes a difference that you must measure. Enjoy!
This Italian fruitcake-style yeast bread is typically baked into a [...]
It must be true. People are tired of the same old offerings.
I had an interesting tie in to an article I read regarding restaurant trends happen today. One of my repeat customers is having a retreat coming up soon and when the front desk clerk contacted her to find out how many people would be [...]