Today I delight in

"After 15 years, today I moved my desk from reception to a less public place – it's wonderful"

Today I despair of

"I can hear the cellar ventilation when I have my window open!"

more delight + despair

WELCOME TO MY WORD (sic) … I am pretty sure that those who are not in the hotel business have little idea of what we do all day, or why we work such long hours. If you read my latest MUSING, it describes exactly what I did on Monday, 12 May 2014. Want my job?  

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 are actually a restaurant with rooms, our public space being very limited. (And, despite the name, definitely not a pub.) Our desire is to offer thoughtful, unstuffy service and to provide a truly relaxing, unstressed atmosphere.

Good Hotel Guide 2013 Cesar award winner
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame
Sunday Times 100 Ultimate Hotels 2013
And good write ups in Sawday’s, Harden’s, Michelin Guide, AA Guide etc.