This month has seen the men pruning the grape vines around the cottage and within the walled garden (this is done whilst the vines are dormant). It was a particularly cold day when I took photos of Tom, Ben, Dave and Terry pruning.
A window of opportunity arose between bookings for our "annual re-decoration and cottage improvements". As a multi award winning cottage, we work very hard to maintain and improve the quality of the cottage and customer comfort and enjoyment. So all the curtains have been taken down and washed, we've repainted and restocked with new books and games (so that returning customers have something new to entertain them) and we're planting loads of "cutting garden flowers", including giant sunflowers around the cottage to attract more birds and butterflies . We know how much some of our guests love to bring a pair of binoculars to watch all the wildlife and birds (we often have pheasants, partridge, hawks, the odd woodpecker and of course rabbits and occasionally you might see a muntjac or roe deer). A book on bird species in the cottage will help you identify what you see.
2015 is a big year for Lincolnshire! We have the "Lincoln Castle Revealed" (opening on 1st April 2015, all the events surrounding the Magna Carta 800 and not forgetting the National Cycling Championships. To check out details (so that you can tailor a break with us at Fulbeck Gardens Cottage) on these special events, as well as many other shows, markets and exhibitions, click on these links: www.visitlincolnshire.com/events OR www.visitlincoln.com/whats-on OR www.lincolnshireshowground.co.uk/whats-on.
We are still running our offer of "3 nights for the price of 2" (mid-week breaks only January to April 2015 and September to November 2015) - perfect for exploring the county's events and eateries, avoiding the busy weekends. Check our our Facebook page and Twitter page for last minute weekend/week breaks.
See you next month!