It makes me happy to see many weeks on the chart coloured in, indicating it is booked. But looking over the chart, a thought struck me and indeed gave me a bit of a jolt ~ there is actually a personal downside to the happy position of being fully booked for June, July all but a few days, and as I write, up to the 21st of August. How so? Well the thought that struck me and filled me with dread was the thought that we wouldn't be able to stay there for nearly THREE months this summer! Last year we had occasional gaps in that period so and so got to stay there from time to time.
I just can't imagine this summer not being able to jump in the car and 'escape' to our lovely Daisy Cottage. What on earth am I going to do all summer without that slice of relaxation away from day to day work and life! Well, yes, I will be in Daisy Cottage once a week of course but that will be to clean and make beds and then greet guests but I won't be staying. In fairness I can't see any future guest lighting up with delight were I to say 'sure we'll just stay too'. Not a runner.
We have been blessed with the best guests any holiday home owner could wish for. As do we, they have loved the house and the area. And though I never lay down rules ~ I hate rules myself ~ they have all treated Daisy Cottage with the respect it deserves, never removing anything, never damaging anything and always leaving it sparkling clean for me.
And I'm happy in the knowledge they return home with happy memories of their time in my lovely Daisy Cottage.