Thursday, June 18, 2015

Has it really been since April?

Say it ain't so!!!!

106f here today phew! Certainly the hottest day of the year. We took the Buzz Bus to Spencer's for lunch thinking it was our 7th wedding anniversary only to realise it's tomorrow!!! Oh well ... we won't take the Buzz Bus again in this weather. There was no shade on Indian Canyon waiting for the bus home and the closest stop to home was south of the hospital and that's quite a walk in the heat. Not complaining about the heat!

Huge fire south of Big Bear consuming 7,500 acres and 400 people having to be evacuated. It's so dry up there the forest is just, well, on fire.

The smoke is visible from here but the wind is keeping it away from Palm Springs for the time being.
Smoke from Big Bear

Contrasting view

Monday, April 13, 2015

It's OK JIM ....

I didn't forget our lovely friend, Jim from Minneapolis ... The teapot has been put away for another year. Must look out the tea cozy ... maybe I can steal one from a tea-room in England!!!

More tea, vicar??!!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Great weekend

It has truly been a lovely weekend. The weather was perfect, clear blue skies, no wind just beautiful. We have had visitors in from Germany and Nevada. Indianapolis, Alaska and Oregon. We had to say goodbye to John and Wim from England :( Hopefully we can drop by in August).

Saturday, April 11, 2015

i know! I KNOW!!!!

I know it's been a while thanks for pointing it out JIM ... we love you for it!!!


#1 ... I deleted this one because they turned out to be the nicest guys and we've laughed and laughed.

#2 ... if we can't get into your room because you havn't left it all day, please don't call the office on your cell phone at  5.30pm  asking for room service!!! I mean ... just sayin'.

Oh, and a #3 ... how much ice do you need? 6 buckets in half an hour? Why? I mean, ...just sayin'

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A very Merry Christmas

That's all folks!!!! A very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to all our readers!!

Just myself and Stuart this year. Goose breast, roasted potatoes in goose fat. I bought myself 3 HUGE brussel sprouts which are a no-no for Stuart. And Creme Brulee. Yum. I've installed Skype so at 7am tomorrow morning I'll be able to see my mum and dad at my sisters house.

All the very best for 2 0 1 5. Please come back to visit.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Decking gets a polish!!

I was away this last week in LA Monday thru Wednesday. While I was away, Stuart and Danny set to and repainted the pool decking and the pool and spa coping. When I came back on Wednesday, it was almost done
. It looks spectacular  especially as nobody has moved the sun beds  - yet!! All ready for the 'season'. A very professional job,guys. Saved us thousands!!

And here's a picture of our fireplace!!

Flowering cactus

Well, Christmas is nearly upon us with it's usual merry cheer. There have been a few things going on here at the Inn, not least was the flowering of one of our tall cacti near the pool outside #1. It was spectacular. It took forever to flower; it just grew and grew and grew!! Then, pow!!! Burst into flower which lasted a few days. Other cacti have had buds but didn't flower. As dear old Gracie Fields sang about her aspidistra "oh, what a big one. I've never seen one as big as that before .............. !!!" Oh, what a beauty it must be six feet tall or even more!!!" LOL