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!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

The Autumn Seems to be Arriving in Alton

What a wonderful September it's been so far, the weather here in Alton has been just fabulous! 
Mind you we've been pretty lucky weather wise this summer, it's generally been lovely.
However, the last day or two have seen a change to damper conditions than we've seen for a few weeks.  The good news though is that the sky has turned brighter this afternoon and we're hoping that it stays that way for a little while longer before Autumn really arrives.
Here are a couple of our favourite photos that we took during the Summer.

Lilac and purples are such beautiful colours we think!

Friday, 15 August 2014

Poppy - Before and After

Our dog Poppy has had a very busy afternoon at the dog groomers.  She looks so different after her pampering session that we thought we'd show you a before and after photograph.

We promise that this is the same dog, we haven't swapped her!  We're sure you'll agree that the groomers have totally transformed Poppy in just a couple of hours.  She looks and smells fabulous.  Wonder if they can fit us in next week?  Might need more than just a couple of hours though!

Friday, 1 August 2014

Visit Our New Website

We are delighted to announce that our new look website has been launched this week.

Visit to take a look.

We're really pleased with the results, hope you like it too!

Here is a picture of our front garden that we love, sadly there wasn't enough space to fit it onto the website so we thought we'd show it off here. 

HUGE THANKS go to the team at Tourist Net UK Ltd for their hard work upgrading our website.
Special thanks to Mr J for his advice, care and attention to every detail, we really appreciate it.   
We cannot thank Tourist Net UK Ltd enough and highly recommend their friendly service