Great British Bake Off

Great British Bake Off is back

It’s that time of year again!   As series 4 of GBBO is set to go out, we get a bit of a thrill seeing part of out garden or a flash of familiar wallpaper peeping out behind Paul, Mary or Mel and Sue in one of the many different.paper or magazine articles

While it is all going on we do have a few bemused and exited guests who can’t quite believe what they are seeing but they all seem to take it in good spirits and enjoy people watching through the window over breakfast.

Thank you everybody for making the bake off experience a party – even if it is an exhausting one! We have completely enjoyed being a very small part of such a popular show.

I can’t believe that nearly a year has passed by since I last blogged, Its not that nothing has happened – quite the reverse really which has meant that the time has flown by.

It has been another spectacular year for the Treehouse and the Yurt after a freezing start.

The prolonged period of great weather has enabled our guests to make full use of the Yurt hammock and the new basket chair in the Treehouse.

The Pink room and the Yellow room have both benefited from a minor rearrangement of the furniture both rooms look more spacious as a result and we have added new coffee machines to all the rooms so our guests can make real coffee at any time. – And we still supply a proper teapot and a selection of tea for all tea lovers!

As the bake-off filming was just finishing, our grandson Arlo was born and moved in here with us for a few weeks with his lively sister and parents. The next week my mother tumbled from her mobility scooter and broke both wrists and some ribs. The next few weeks were interesting to say the least but my daughter and family are now in their new home and my mother is out of plaster and recovering well so we are back on an even keel.  Until the next excitement anyway……

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GBBO Again!

Just watched episode 2 and the memories came flooding back – Mainly how did we manage to miss out on the Bagels? We did taste quite a lot of things, but not the bagels! We blamed the crew for weeks, but I think it was our fault; we were just too polite. (at least back then, The less said about Linda eating the directors specially selected baked delicacies the better.)!

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Great British Bake Off

At last we can tell! After weeks of doing our best to keep the secret we can now admit that the whole of the third series of Great British Bake Off was filmed here. What a delightful group of people! Like a big family. Linda and her friends were delighted when Mary Berry used to come into our kitchen to warm herself next to our Aga, as it was so cold outside everyone needed a bit of thawing out. Harptree looked stunning on the first program last night. We held a small party to thank some of our friends who helped out during the 10 weeks that the crew were here. We continued to run the Bed and Breakfast and the treehouse and yurt while it was all going on and some of the guests were able to watch some of the filming. One lot of guests were quite surprised to be welcomed by Mel on arrival.

All in all we had great fun

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