Saturday, December 6, 2008

Intro to My Neighborhood!!!

Please note that I tried for hours to get the slide show imbedded in this message and I just could not get it to do what I wanted it to do!!!!!! Soooo, the slide show that accompanies this posting is below in the previous post!!!!

FarmerBoy and I have been going back and forth for about 2 years on how we should proceed with our Bed & Breakfast. Should I give it up and get a job? Should we expand it in a different direction offering something more than just B&B??? What to do, What to do????

Well, these past few months the questions seem to be answering themselves. We are outdoors type people, we love walking the beaches and mountains that surround us. Our farm provides us with ample outdoor time and all of us enjoy spending time together either working or simply cycling/hill walking. When FarmerBoy lost his job in October and the downturn in the economy was going to prove difficult for me to get work we decided that it was either now or never to change our lives for the better. We have met with a few people and have spent time talking to people in the know and we are going to take a leap of faith and just do it!!!!!

We are in the process of starting up a Cycling and Hill Walking Holiday here in the Sunny Southeast of Ireland. We have a gorgeous home and we enjoy entertaining guests so why not combine our love of the outdoors and our hospitality business!!!! Sounds good in theory, but will it work???? Today I took my camera along as we rambled about up in the Blackstairs Mountains, we chose the car since I have a fabulous cold that won't give up!!

Here are some photographs of one of our cycling routes, you can see from the photos how quickly the weather can change. I am working with someone on developing a new website, one with lots of bells and whistles!!!!! My mission is to get loads and loads of photos of where we walk and cycle so that our future guests can be wowed by the spectacular beauty of the Wexford, Wicklow and Carlow areas. Wexford and Carlow are seriously overlooked by tourists since they are heavy agricultural areas, but the plus side to that is there are no tourist traps and you see the real Ireland!!!!! I should have to finished quilts to show you tomorrow or Sunday! Bye and keep smiling!!!!


Rhonda said...

I love your slide show. What beautiful courtry you live in. Take care.

VerrySherry said...

Sounds great! Last we spoke you *IT* was under wraps--so I'm glad you are visualizing it aloud now. You say it, you believe it, it will happen. Hope you're feeling better.