Tag: Rye

Kitty Kat has many new friends!

Kitty Kat has had a busy weekend entertaining children in the garden of Strand House, for  some reason he is popular with lots of little girls who follow him round during breakfast. But he has a secret lair just outside the office in the rockery where he can sleep in the sun and remain undisturbed lying in the old stream more »

Things to do in Rye in poor weather

OK so the weather is not brilliant this weekend but there are fun things to do in the Rye area even if it is a bit damp from time to time. My favourite day out is to drive up to Tenterden (http://www.tenterdentown.co.uk/) which has loads of funny little shops and places to eat – so you can wander round there for more »

Tuscan Kitchen has places for dinner

We love Jenny and Franco at the Tuscan kitchen and their food is divine. We had a big party with a booking there on Saturday 1st June  but they have had to change their arrangements so the Tuscan Kitchen now has places for dinner that night. So give Jenny a call and book a table for some authentic Tuscan food. more »

Winter Fun with the Wealden Times

22nd – 24th November is the Wealden Times Midwinter Fair at the WALLED GARDEN, Bedgebury Pinetum, near Goudhurst TN17 2SJ. Go there and you will find a wide array of stall with everything that you need for the perfect Christmas, vintage and modern goodies for home and garden, locally produced foods, gifts, fashion and jewelery. While you are there you more »

Honey harvets at Strand House

August is here and that means the honey harvest! The bees have done really well despite the bad weather and we were able to take 3 ‘supers’ off the hive which means that we might get 50 lb of honey. The hive had grown into a skyscraper with two brood boxes and 4 supers 🙂

Wildflower garden for the summer

Last year we planted an annual wildflower meadow along the side of Rye Bay Cottage and it was a huge success with all the bees and other insects. So we have been watching the new BBC series Sarah Raven’s Bees, Butterflies and Blooms on BBC2 with great enjoyment. Catch it here on i-Player http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01cktgq/Bees_Butterflies_and_Blooms_Cities/ So this year we will be more »

Lovely guest comments

Dear Mary and Hugh We just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a wonderful weekend in your beautiful Bed and Breakfast. It couldn’t have been better, you really had thought of everything. The attention to detail was second to none. You are wonderfully warm, attentive and professional hosts. Every room was beautifully decorated with so many thoughful more »