Getting ready for the season

I don't need much of an excuse for a few days at the cottage so it wasn't that much of a hardship to book myself in for the week.

We take our guests comfort and safety very seriously so it was time for the annual boiler service and full electrical inspection of the fixed wiring and PAT testing of all the appliances. The PAT testing isn't strictly necessary for a holiday let but it's good to know that all is well.

I was hoping for some snow but despite the forecasts there was none to be had - plenty visible on the hills though.

This is dawn over Carnedd Llywelyn from the master bedroom.

Lot's of other small jobs got done too, including one I've been meaning to do for a while.  Bryn Ffynnon means hill spring in Welsh and the original well in the garden at one time was the only water supply to the settlement. Although we are now on the mains I've long been curious about the water quality but it costs a small fortune to have it officially tested nowadays. A friend suggested that I did a basic test for agrochemicals using a kit sold for aquarium owners. It was worth a try and I was delighted to find virtually no trace of N02 or N03 in the water. It might yet be worth having the water properly assessed!


I particularly enjoyed hanging a new picture in the kitchen...

Next milestone is our Visit Wales inspection. Looks like I'll need to go back for a few days!