Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Happy Holidays!

Just a quick note from The Malthouse to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year!
Hope your enjoying time with your family and friends over the Christmas and New Year holidays. All the best for 2011!

Saturday, 18 December 2010

It's Snowing Again!

Alton looks just beautiful again this morning with very festive weather. We watched the weather forecast yesterday and thought the snow might miss us - how wrong we were. We woke up this morning to a sprinkle of snow on the ground and plenty more snow coming down! Looks like we might be in for a white Christmas if the snow continues this week.

Even the statues in our garden at The Malthouse are trying to shelter from the snow! Thank goodness we're not expecting any guests to arrive at our B&B today. I don't think they'd get here! The snow is not too deep at the moment but it will be by the end of the day if the snow continues to fall all day.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Christmas at The Malthouse

This year were very organised (for a change) at The Malthouse and can't wait for Christmas to come. All our presents have been purchased and hopefully if we're very good Santa will deliver them to us! We've even found time to do most of our food shopping too - other than a few last minute bits and pieces.

Even our cat Smudge is getting ready for Christmas. Here he is in his Santa hat - aah very cute!
I'm sure Santa will leave a present or two for Smudge if he's a good boy.
The Malthouse is decorated inside and out (as you can see) so we're all set for the big day to arrive!

The only downside to being so organised and ready for Christmas by mid December is that we might have time to do a bit more decorating before the celebrations start. Boo!!!!

Oh well I guess we have to make the most of any spare time we have. Once the New Year starts it won't be long until Alton Towers opens for it's 2011 season. Yeah!!!!
Alton where we live is looking very festive. Most houses in the village are decorated with lights, it looks lovely at night.
Malt Tip: Hurry and get all your shopping done, only 10 days to go before Christmas Day!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Brrr It's Still Very Cold in Alton!

It hasn't snowed in Alton for a few days now but boy is it cold! The central heating systems here at The Malthouse are being tested to their limits! We don't remember it being this cold for this long for years. We don't think we've seen the daytime temperature rise above -2 for over 10 days and most nights the temperature seems to fall to -10 or even lower. Bring on the Spring!
Here is a picture we took from our front door a few days ago.
Pretty but cold.
Malt Tip: If it's cold where you are don't forget to put on you're vest!