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

Friday, November 7, 2014

Happy Pride everybody!!!!

Here we are, all decked out for Pride weekend (notice it's not called GAY Pride anymore. Who made that decision?).

Last weekend we were similarly decked out for Leather Pride but I forgot to take pictures. More or less the same but with the leather colours.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

It's our anniversary!!!

Tomorrow, October 31st, is the 14th anniversary of us moving to Palm Springs!! Fourteen years! Can you believe that? We find it difficult to believe it ourselves. One ex-hotel owner told someone we know "They don't know anything about running an hotel. I'll give them 6 months!!!" Well, guess what? He's long gone and we're still here! Hoorraahhh for us LOL.

We still love it. We both remember waking up on November 1st 2000 thinking What have we done? We were sitting outside at around 6.30am that morning when the pool man arrived. We never did see him again so I guess he fired us. Our first weekend coincided with Gay Pride. The previous owner had let the place to a crowd of Math students in town for a math convention. They were here for 3 nights and there were over 30 of them including the math professor.  I think they paid $2,000 for the 3 nights (including tax). The professor was really pissed off when he called to book the place for 2001.

We have met some lovely people over the years and surprisingly, seem to come back! So, thank you all for making this an experience we have enjoyed over the years and here's to many more ... I doubt for another 14 !!!!!!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Little boxes!!

It's just like 'Little Boxes" in our car park tonight!!!!    "There's a blue one and a yellow one, a red one and a silver one" ... cars that is!! LOL.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Suzy and Sarah weekend Sept 24th-28th 2014

These girls and boys certainly know how to enjoy themselves! They chose an earlier weekend this year. Reverting back to October next year. Too hot for fire flogging!!!

Here is a picture of the weekend's menu: Don't ask, I don't know, we only live here!!!
Some heavy duty construction work. There were more F150's in the parking lot than you could shake a stick at!!! 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

"girls just want to have fun!!!"

Before I get into that, just let me say, apart from spending time with Maxine, my parents, brother Paul, sister-in law Dawn , friends Steve, Caroline, Jane, Ruth and various nieces and cousins I had a blast. BUT eating at Maggie Joness' with Jane and spotting Prince Harry eating there with friends ... well what can I say and no, I did not take a selfie.  LOL. Well, I mean, the restaurant is just around the corner from Kensington Palace so it must be his 'local'. I suppose he knows the restaurant is named after his Great Aunt Margaret!!!! And no, the place wasn't surrounded by the secret service. It isn't big enough. He's very tall!!!!






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