Hope springs eternal at the Maison Bellachonne!

Spring bouquet flowers

Fresh spring flowers at the Maison Bellachonne B&B

Spring is taking a long time to appear this year – and with Easter just two weeks’ away – everyone’s hoping for a rapid change to this bitterly cold spell which seems to have swept all over the UK and Europe. And with the Euro crisis continuing (this time in Cyprus!) – have noticed that our guests are leaving it to the last minute to book.  I guess the hospitality business is a good indicator of the economic climate – the French nervous of just what Monsieur Hollande has up his economic sleeve – plus des impots, that’s for sure – and fellow Brits worried about their jobs, council cutbacks and what the Budget has in store for them!

So amid this gloom, it was a lovely surprise for me to receive an unexpected bouquet of fresh Spring flowers – a seasonal mix of gerberas & lilies in cream & lime – all perfectly hand-tied from our local florist.  It was a ‘thank you’ gift from two lovely guests of ours who have become friends.  It might sound a cliché (from any well-worn b&b owner) but it’s perfectly true that getting to know so many friendly and fascinating people from around the world, is what makes this business so great.

My website woes & renovation deadlines have been forgotten for the moment and my mood has been uplifted – maybe Spring isn’t so far away after all?



2 Responses to “Hope springs eternal at the Maison Bellachonne!”

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  1. Sue says:

    Just read your blog Eleanor – I really enjoyed it – so keep blogging. I think I shall move to rural France too – as you say have to remember how lovely it is. Let us know when the tv programme is on, plus lovely web site easy to us and informative with out over doing it.
    Very good
    See you soon

    • EleanorG says:

      Thanks Sue, for your lovely comments about our new website & intend to continue with the blog as I enjoy writing it but recent tripadvisor booking problems have set me back. See you around town! Eleanor