What a glorious May and early June it was, allowing us to get on with outside jobs. We have now completed the decking, first coat of paint on, ropes installed, gravel and cobbles down and even the planting is done. We think it looks great and we are sure our guests will enjoy taking in the views from it. The Echium is still in full bloom and covered in bees, however the wind did get to it so looks a bit sad now. We are hopeful that the second one will still flower, as it can be as late as July to come into bloom.
Have to report, with great sadness, that Looe Live has now been cancelled. It is obviously the right decision in the current climate. A big thankyou to the guests who have asked for their bookings to be carried over to next years event. People are becoming more confident though and we are seeing bookings picking up. I am sure there will be lots to do as lockdown is relaxed. We are going to keep our doors open into December, for people to be able to see The Christmas Lights switch on. We are aware you need to be able to get away from it all after this unprecedented situation. Mrs.B&B and I are eagerly waiting to welcome guests into our home in Looe.
We are preparing to re-open, currently set for the 4th. July but we are awaiting a definitive statement from the government. New routines are being considered to ensure our guests are kept as safe as can be. Sanitizers and paper towel dispensers ready to go and our Covid 19 risk assessment has now been formalised. The town has started to open up, in line with recent announcements.
We have managed a couple of days out. Penhallam Manor was visited, a moated Norman manor house. Very small scale but in such a lovely setting, not far from Crackington Haven. We then went onto Trebarwith Strand and visited the beach there. Latterly spent time at Holywell Bay and visited The Holy Well and then onto West Pentire, to see the poppies. Both places were absolutely beautiful and we would recommend visiting them. The South West Coast Path has remained open and is always worth some time, whether to go to Talland Bay or all the way to Polperro. Buses are running, don’t forget your face masks though.
Todays t-shirt shows Huey helicopters and the lyrics of “It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no military son. It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no fortunate son”. Classic from John Fogarty’s Credence Clearwater Revival.