Hi there everybody!!! I’m still trying to catch up to all your new posts, but it seems once one has fallen behind, it is near impossible to catch up.
Thank you for all your positive replies and support, it is much appreciated. I can say that I’ve managed to get everything done that needed to be done last week (have doors replaced after attempted break-in, etc.), and a little bit more (some plastering and painting to spruce up the place a bit.)
Now, on to the present.
Today spells the end of an era for me. The last guests to stay in my guesthouse left today. It has long been a dream of mine to have a guesthouse, and the opportunity came (as many opportunities do) from misfortune. I got the chance to start up my guesthouse after my divorce. It was exciting and it has been doing relatively well, but unfortunately not well enough. As this is, for the moment, my sole income, I couldn’t afford to carry on with it, and I had to find a tenant. Which I fortunately did. 🙂
So, as of today, the guesthouse is no more, and this time the relief is definitely a lot more than the sadness at having to close it (the Janus-effect again…) 🙂
I’ve had a name for the guesthouse a long time before I opened the doors. I read the name in a book somewhere , and I thought that it was so appropriate – L”Abri, which is French for The Shelter.
I couldn’t resist adding this next picture as well. Even though it is the same view, the mood is quite different.
In a certain sense, this is a new start again. No more worrying about guests breaking and stealing stuff, no more driving 160km every week/10 days to make sure things are in place for the next guests. But also no more financial worries, as the rent will cover my expenses every month. How blesses am I!!!!! 🙂
Until next time my good friends, keep well!!! 🙂