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Saturday, 7 March 2015

Our Walk at Tittersworth Reservoir

We took a few hours off yesterday to spend with our dog Poppy.  The weather was warmer than it has been lately so we decided on a ride out in the car and a walk.  As Tittersworth Reservoir has good paths we went there so that we could walk without getting caked in mud.  What a good choice we made, the weather was sunny and the paths were pretty mud free. 

Here is a photo that we took during our walk, just beautiful! 


Tittersworth near Leek is operated by Severn Trent Water and well worth a visit if like us you love to be outdoors.  There are two marked walks, a short route that is suitable for most people including wheelchair users, pushchairs etc and a long route (approximately 5 miles) that goes around the reservoir.  As well as walks the site has an outdoor play park for young children, a place where you can have a barbecue, a visitor centre that serves refreshments, toilets, lots of seats/benches that are perfect for a picnic and the biggest plus for us is that dogs on leads are welcomed.  There is a charge to park at the reservoir but we feel that this is justified considering the facilities on offer.  We went on the long walk route and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Poppy seemed to have a great time too!

Friday, 20 February 2015

Alton Towers Opens in 4 Weeks!

On 21 March 2015 Alton Towers Theme Park opens for it's main season.  
So all you adrenaline junkies out there make a note on your calendar!      
It's all systems go here at our B&B getting ready for the start of what we hope will be a busy season.  We've been decorating but now it's time to start spring cleaning so that we're ready to start receiving guests.

Thinking about taking a trip to Alton Towers?
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Monday, 2 February 2015

Roll on Spring

Not sure what the weathers like where you are but here in Alton it's been really cold for the last couple of weeks and it seems set to continue that way for a while.  Right now Spring feels a very long way off, we hope that when it arrives it brings warmer weather.

If it's cold where you are we thought these typical Spring scenes might help warm you up!


Before Spring does get here though we've got lots of work to do at our B&B getting ready for what we hope will be a busy season.  The good news is that at the moment they're all indoor jobs so keeping warm is no problem.  Thank goodness for central heating!

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Alton Turns into a Winter Wonderland

We went out for a walk today and couldn't resist sharing this beautiful photo.  It was great to wrap up warm, get some fresh air and watch our dog Poppy enjoy herself.  Snow fell in Alton on Boxing Day making it look and feel extremely festive! 
 
 
We hope that Christmas has been a special time for you and your family and wish everyone we know a happy and healthy 2015. x

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Holiday Tails

Sorry it's been quite a while since our last blog!  Our excuse is that we've been busy taking care of  guests staying here at The Malthouse.  Following a hectic season we went away for a well deserved holiday.  We decided to go to the seaside so that we could take our dog Poppy along too.  She loved Skegness beach, here she is on the sand.
 
 
Now, everyone in Lincolnshire is VERY friendly and Poppy is welcome in many of the shops. 
BUT there are non more friendly than two lovely ladies at a market stall near Fantasy Island in Skegness.  The stall is called 'Paws a While' here is Poppy modelling one of the creations they sell.  Doesn't she look gorgeous? 
 
 
We spent ages looking at the pet stall choosing several items including a new perfume for Poppy called Kennel No 5!  Well a girl has to be pampered and treat herself when she's on holiday!!!
 
Bye for now, back to the decorating.  Lots to do ready for the 2015 season!