on Monday, 2nd of February, our B&B ( at this time - in between "Vacation Home" ) was supposed to sleep its winters dream...
Having not finished the outside-renovations yet, some repairings all around and some decorative solutions inside...
Why are they doing huge(!) holes into walls,
if the doors are not matching and the delive- red parts do not cover the gap?
Wouldn't be a problem, if the wood-wholesale would offer and have (different things in Italy)
the right things, - but..."its Italy.."... forget it!
Where am I? - Ahh, right: "winters dream..."
Rain outside (something new) I used my time (10am) to work on the booking platform booking.com, opend the project to work on it - and binngg got a hattrick - a booking - great!
'Caterina' - from "far-far-away' - in the north -
booked for the weekend - GREAT...
So we were not prepared at all - but willed to stem it, to get it done...
I started some necessary things,like to air the place, giving it a first rub, until 'Jazzy' our very sympatical 'housemaid', had time to do more.
When checking my mails on wednesday-mor- ning, it happend again FOR THE SAME DAY !! 11:30am!! Check-in is at 3pm - so its written, but...- ...the story behind: an Italian couple came back from their "beautiful Teneriffa - holidays" (comment: 'never ever again') and found their house after renovations in a very smelly state...
Clever - as women are - "Nadia" decided un- conventionally to go into a hotel, or B&B, or..
They landet here in B&B Marechiaro with us!!
So we had our first guests "by accident"...
But this day surprised us once more :
'Kristina & Thomas' from Kent in England booked - and arrived in the permanent Italian rush hour a little later - on the day, when 'Nadia and Ernesto' left... It was pouring cats and dogs - so I gave them a lift to come home in a fairly dry state...
Now we had to hurry to get the house clean again - and I collected Jazzy to give me a hand - wasn't possible without her.
And we made it in a reasonable time.
Later in the afternoon a right-driven little car arrived all the way from UK - with two tired and hungry people in it.
The first what happend: Kristina discovered at once our cats - more astonishing: THEY discovered her - "Love on first sight..."
I hope, all our visitors can deal with them, because they all are orphans or born in July last summer or traffic-victims. Anyway:
Thomas was very soon the target number 2 for them - and lucky them: he loved them too.
I have a saying covering my many words a bit
"If you think, I talk a lot, - lets talk about it..."
"Well, this is what happened - and a very pa- tient Thomas listened to it ;-)
They were VERY quiet - a VERY nice couple,
and I hope, they will be for a VERY long time.
When they left - after many cups of tea, pizzas & more - it weren't only the little tigers going to miss them - its a habit to try to keep things one likes, isn't it ??
So not out of mind after their departure, our next guest Caterina arrived - and I hope, she will be satisfied and comfortable staying in our little B&B Marechiaro - the fireside is prepared for her anyway.
It was raining, after some great beams of sunshine for several hours - and I think, it
is time to do some laundry, ironing, - the "common stuff" from now on....
Hoping, that B&B Marechiaro will bring many people together - to places they were aiming for - and they do like - and - who knows?? :
Perhaps a place to come back to ....?!?
Would be great, "dear Diary"
PS.: Thomas suggested a 'comments'-
section - thats a good idea, and I will
work on that.
What Thomas may not know: booking.com will ask for comments as well - I will be very interested to see, what our visitors think!!
MANY MONTH LATER :
I confess, I've got lazy - and even more :
I simply forgot that I had the diary...
- so perhaps "tomorrow" - if I don't forget it ..!
... but this happend again, even in 2018
Another year passed by - 2019 has gone and we write today "02.02.2020" - isn't that a great date ?? ;-)
2019 was another wonderful year with many nice guests - but as well the most problema-tiv so far...
OK, each day has light and darkness - and in a way they belong together, are parts of our life - we will grow on each !
The first weeks of this upcoming summer are already filled with guests - and friends we made out of them.
.... more to come ...!