February has arrived and the runaway train is fast approaching the station. After 3 months of down time we are having to think about the impending season. It is very hard when it is cold and raining to motivate ourselves to leave the fire.
However, today the sun is shining and we have nearly finished some internal tidying up/work at Le Bourg in preparation for this year's guests. Miki, the owner has invested in a woodburner, for which Jim has had to build a raised plinth in the fireplace.
There is a small list of jobs to be done over at Les Balcons in Le Grand Pressigny to look forward to as well.
In addition to paying guests this year we are finding ourselves playing host to some family members and hopefully some of our friends, who despite the travel nightmare, are proposing to come visit us.
The booking calendar is looking fairly healthy so far with some previous guests returning and some new ones from as far afield as Australia and America. We always enjoy meeting new people and have had many an entertaining evening swapping anecdotes over a meal or a glass or two of wine.