Yes, I know. I missed last week. A weekly blog can sneak up on a person but in my defense, I was crazy busy with B&B guests!


I am pleased with Augusts’ numbers. We hosted a total of twenty-one people. I think it was just the right amount of busy-ness. Most guests stayed multiple nights so I didn’t have to struggle with too many same-day room turnovers. The guests were gracious and forgiving and quite happy to let me “practice” on them. Much to my delight we received rave reviews, positive feedback and welcome suggestions. I am happy to say that we caught up with old friends as well as making a few new friends along the way. The tooth fairy made an appearance one night, there was a tailgate party in the driveway and a few PJ parties at the breakfast table, and one lucky couple was treated to a lovely community breakfast served by the Presbyterian Church.


I must say though that I am surprised at the amount of laundry generated. It’s a good thing we have a high quality, low water usage machine. Sadly I cannot take full advantage of line drying but I will work on that issue for next season. And, for those of you that know me well you will be proud of how spotless the public side of the house is. Just don’t look at the private side … I’m still working out my rhythm.


I already have plans for next season. We are upgrading the double bed to a queen. That room does have such a lovely view from the bed! I also have a few packages in mind … one of them requires some research which means Dave and I will “have” to do some exploring this fall. For now, we are looking forward to see what September and October will bring.


Speaking of October … it is worth a trip out here to Cape Breton for the amazing Celtic Colours International Festival. The dates this year are October 11 – 19.

Watch their promo video here –


The line-up for the 17th Celtic Colours International Festival includes an exciting mix of local, national, and international artists, festival favourites and Celtic Colours newcomers.

During the course of 46 concerts and more than 200 Community Cultural Events, the award-winning festival will explore musical and cultural connections between Cape Breton and Nordic neighbours from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Shetland; pay tribute to iconic Cape Breton performers and culture bearers; and present some of the finest Celtic and traditional musicians, singers, and dancers from around the world.

Celtic Colours International Festival 2013


Well, that’s it for today folks. Thanks for taggin’ along. Before I go I will tempt you with another gorgeous sunset …

Another beautiful Kempt Head sunset.





Posted on Sunday, September 1, 2013

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