Today I delight in

"the scent of my Laduree caramel candle on a cold, wet evening"

Today I despair of

"Eddy Jordan's inability to articulate a coherent sentence OR share an umbrella fairly"

more delight + despair

I will ‘muse’ sometime soon but at the moment I only have time for ‘doing’. I am holding the fort at the Crown and Castle while Tim (our partner and GM) takes a much-needed holiday and Dave (our restaurant manager / assistant hotel manager) has his two days off. I also have to do the voiceover edit notes for two of the programmes in my new C4 series (which means looking at every second of the footage), write this so

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The Crown and Castle in Orford Suffolk

My husband David and I, together with long-term friend Tim Sunderland, own and run The Crown and Castle in Orford Suffolk, we have 21 bedrooms and a lively bistro, the Trinity, which serves decent, unpretentious food. Although we are officially classed as a hotel, we tend to think of ourselves more as a restaurant with rooms, our public space being very limited. Our desire is to offer thoughtful, unstuffy service and to provide a truly relaxing, unstressed atmosphere. We have had a really busy year (hurrah) and won some nice commendations:

Good Hotel Guide 2013 Cesar award winner
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice winner 2013
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013
Sunday Times 100 Ultimate Hotels 2013