Saturday, May 29, 2010


This coming weekend June 5th and 6th, the Timefest comes to Kingston, with re-enactments of Dutch colonial history, boats, food samplings, walking tours, art competitions, music and dance, and free tours of the Senate house museum in the historical uptown area on both days.

The uptown Kingston farmers market on Saturday morning will be even more lively than usual with its own special events. Transportation - the 'history jitney' - will be provided to the many other events midtown, and downtown by the Rondout riverfront. Not to be missed! (Dawn and Rob, is that you in the photo?)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Top Chef

Guess who the gentleman on the left is, staying with us last weekend with his lovely partner? If you're in LA visit his new restaurant The Gorbals , which sounds amazing. Don't know what he thought of our breakfast, but he finished everything and asked us how we made our green tomato chutney, which has to be a good sign.......
For those of you who've told us you follow our blog, apologies for the recent lack of entries. We've been busy. The Art of Painting has a new bathroom, the garden has a new herbaceous border and fruit trees, The Girl with the Pearl Earring room has a TV/DVD (which you can discretely hide in a 19th century trunk if that's too modern for you), and the second kitchen (the one with the cauldron and the beehive oven) is being limewashed. As well as that, a first floor room is getting its original 17th century jambless fireplace restored. We'll share photos soon.......just as soon as we get a moment.....