Hi – I’m Jelly Bean. Silly name I know but my owner’s nephew thought it would be funny to riff on my birth name of Nellie Dean. Neither suit me. I should have been called Princess or Beauty – something glamorous anyway because, as you can see, I AM pretty gorgeous.
Anyway, my owner (she is more a friend really, and anyway, I am in charge here) has just opened our beautiful stone cottage as a B&B. It’s a very short drive from all those events at Goodwood so we will have lots of great people to stay who can pat me on the head and tell me how lovely I am – I am really looking forward to it! The cottage used to be a B&B before – probably because there is a big room on the ground floor with its own entrance and bath suite and people like that when they are away from home. My favourite thing though is the garden. I am getting old now so I need somewhere to stretch out in the sun and warm my bones – and to chase birds when the snow falls. Now I can see them better against all that white.
We had a B&B before and my owner made lots of friends who still keep in touch with her. They all want details of our cottage and Goodwood events, the Chichester Festival Theatre and other great things in the area so they can come and stay with us again. So I thought I would help out by writing a weekly blog of our adventures and anything that our B&B visitors guests might like to know. This might earn me brownie points and the occasional bacon rasher from our guests (some hope as I am banned from the dining room!). Keep your eye out for my blogs if you are thinking of visiting our area. It will be like having your own special bloodhound (slightly overweight spaniel actually but no need to split hairs) sussing the place out before your visit. See you soon. JBxx