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?