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BookCrossing

BookCrossing

“What is BookCrossing?  BookCrossing is the act of giving a book a unique identity so, as the book is passed from reader to reader, it can be tracked and thus connects its readers…” As an avid reader myself I want to offer our guests a decent selection of reading material, so we have a stocked bookcase…

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Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to us

Well it’s two years to the day that we took ownership of Old Bears Barn with plans to ultimately be taking B&B guests.  It’s been a tumultuous time, from the excitement and sheer exuberance of moving in on 8th August 2018, full of ideas and plans, to the drama that is COVID-19 lockdown, with an…

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Weather

Early Morning Mist

I was awake early this morning and felt compelled to venture out in my dressing gown (damp though it was underfoot) to capture this evocative image of the early morning mist over the garden wall.  The weather has been weird in recent days – we’ve woken to mist on many a morning, more reminiscent of November…

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Esk Valley Stroll

Esk Valley Stroll

This morning it was unbelievably foggy and damp but as the day progressed the weather improved dramatically so we made the most of the sunshine and went for a local stroll.  It was the end of the afternoon so we were only out for an hour but it was well worth it.  We are so…

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