How to portray 2014 in a few paragraphs?
A wonderful mix of fun and frolics and cooking, a good helping of hard work and improvements and seasoned with a good smattering of supporting local events and charity might just about cover it.
The year began with lots of exercise being the order of the day. After running for all of 2013 and until the middle of February, my thoughts turned to re-inventing Chimneys to become the very best it could be.
A massive refurbishment ensued as we aspired to ‘Boutique B & B’ status, with a room doubling in size, antiques bought and re-upholstered, new carpets and painting and it went on and on and so did the smiles.
Everyone has been delighted with our new rooms and 2015 sees the new building work just beginning as we create a new snug and dining room and consider what else we can do to improve.
A new website was built by Wayne Beauchamp of East Coast Group and brilliant he was too.
Afternoon Tea was introduced at Chimneys this year and has proved to be extremely popular as guests take a break in the garden and enjoy a scrumptious assortment of cakes, scones and sandwiches.
June 2014 saw a massive Afternoon Tea Party where 110 people sat down to Full Afternoon Tea in the garden and were waited on by the brilliant D of E students from Aylsham High School. What fun we had listening to Norfolk’s own Buble, Mr. Dale Bullimore and a very memorable time it was.
This summer was the busiest time yet for Chimneys. When I did get a few hours off it was spent cycling within the Norfolk countryside and further afield and spending time with family and friends. As usual, I didn’t spend enough time at the beach. I’m hoping to remedy that in the New Year.
The Autumn saw my involvement with Regenerate, a great committee formed to do just that. I feel excited to be part of it and this December saw the first Christmas Farmers Market. it was a great success as North Walsham buzzed with excitement. Lots of quality marketeers and entertainment on the Town Clock made me proud to be a ‘Walsham Gal’.
So what’s planned for 2015 I hear you ask?
More of the same I hope.
I always try to do my very best and you can be assured that I shall play my small part in making Norfolk a Wonderful County that it most definitely is!
A Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Year to you all.