As I write this post, the country is just starting to come out of lockdown, and the Government has announced that domestic tourism can resume…
It’s almost impossible to describe just how much the pandemic has affected all aspects of our lives. We were more than happy to accept that our cottage would be out of commission for the foreseeable, but are glad that we are able to open our doors to guests again.
Our cleaners have put in place a more stringent cleaning regime. This will come at a cost, but we will not be passing this onto our guests; their safety and well-being is our main concern.
We will also be making some temporary changes to reduce risks, including the removal of books, games, and some soft furnishings such as loose cushions.
Lockdown also meant that our usual annual maintenance visit could not happen, though we were still able to instruct contractors from home.
Since our last visit we have:
- Upgraded the shower in the top-floor shower room
- Installed a new gas central heating boiler
- Updated the furniture in the rear double bedroom
- Decorated the dining room
- Laid new carpets in most rooms
The Prairie is getting on for 140 years old now, and there are plenty of jobs we would have liked to have done, but they will now have to wait until Autumn.
This is a much shorter blog post than I normally write. We have missed Sheringham terribly this year, and are looking forward to visiting The Prairie soon.