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  • Writer's pictureAnn Janes

New Guests At White Lodge B&B

Updated: May 16, 2023

White Lodge B&B welcomes new guests! Last weekend whilst enjoying a leisurely lunch on the patio cyclists went flying past shouting to their delight about the deer they had just spooked in our woods. The deer came darting through the bluebells over the drive across the garden and greeted us on the patio only then to do an abrupt about turn as the rest of the human family went cycling past. It was a joy to behold and the action caught on camera gave family, friends and some of our B&B guests who follow us a sense of nature taking over at White Lodge in the absence of guests.

With the stay home policy in place to keep everyone safe and well Martin and I have been enjoying being in the garden and woodland over the past six weeks. We are extremely lucky to live in beautiful East Sussex and the weather has been exceptionally kind during April allowing the creation of new vegetable beds and the planting of many seeds.

The greenhouse is already bursting with the new seasons growth of tomatoes, chillies and cucumbers. We have harvested our first salad and the radishes look ready for picking this week. The propagator has brought on all seeds and there has been plant swaps with friends, neighbours and fellow Lewes B&B colleagues.

Nature continues to delight us each day at the B&B the birds are nesting but the bird song is joyous each evening and the cuckoo was heard for the first time this week.The pheasants are becoming more brave with Mr & Mrs standing at the back door waiting for their peanut breakfast ration from Mr Janes!

With so much walking direct from the door its been lovely to have time to reconnect with nature this bluebell season. The bikes have been dusted off and we managed over 15 miles at the weekend touring the lovely local villages, yes we do have electric bikes!

We are not sure when we will be able to welcome guests to White Lodge bed and breakfast once more but until then keep safe, keep well and we look forward to seeing new and old guests again once more later this year or in 2021.

Until then enjoy the great outdoors

Ann & Martin

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