The year has got off to a busy start for us and we were fully booked over the Easter weekend. We do, however have vacancies over the two May Bank Holiday weekends, so book now if you don't want to be disappointed! We have received three TripAdvisor reviews from our guests so far this spring, all three giving us a top rating, maintaining our 100% record in that respect. It is very satisfying to think that people enjoy staying with us and that we can make their well-earned breaks that little bit special.
After the abnormally warm February, March has also seen us enjoying some beautiful Spring weather with temperatures at or above the average for the time of year. This has conspired to bring Spring forward, and we have a superb show of daffodils not only in the garden but alongside the drive. There are also masses of wild primroses in bloom and the first of the native violets on the banks.
There are some dark goings on around Robin Hood's Bay this next couple of weeks as the Dark Skies Festival gets underway. It runs from 15th February until 3rd March and details of the many events planned can be found on the National Park's website at www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/darkskies. Here at Skerry Hall Farm we are priviledged to enjoy superb dark skies away from street lights and the light pollution glow of large connurbations. There are few places better to enjoy starry skies or the moon, which is spectacular when seen across the bay reflecting on the sea. There is a full moon on 19th February.
No sooner have family and friends departed after Christmas than it seems the time for reopening our B&B is upon us, with just over three weeks to go now until Friday 15th February. We thought that it was hectic preparing for Christmas, with family arriving from Australia, Iraq and Trinidad, as well as the UK, but we are just as busy now preparing for our first guests of 2019, making marmalade and jams, as well getting on with jobs such as TB testing the herd, fitting a new hot water cylinder, etc. etc.
Summer has truly left us now, and altering the clocks in the early hours of the morning will serve to underline that. The days may now be shorter, and the weather more variable, but there is still plenty to see and do around Robin Hood's Bay. There is plenty of colour in the hedgerows, particularly with this year's heavy crop of holly berries (will they last until Christmas?), and if you are dressed for the changeable weather it's a wonderful time to go walking.We still have vacancies until after the Victorian Weekend in December, when we will close until February next year.
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