Saturday, November 12, 2011

November Harvest

We're gathering in the last of the crops from our garden for this year - this is mainly kale for our own use! We've also been drying big bunches of herbs to use in our winter breakfasts. This season we grew a lot of our own flowers for use in the guest rooms too.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sinterklaas Goes Bi-Coastal

This is a great free family event, so good to hear it's back on both sides of the river. On Saturday, November 26th there's a full day of activites at the Rondout, which this year is hosting the opening Sinterklaas event. This is where he's sent off on a tugboat to his destination at Rhinecliff. (We all know Santa usually arrives by boat, right?).

Children (accompanied by adults) are invited to a workshop from 12.30 to 2.30pm at ASK at 97 Broadway to make their own bejeweled Crowns & Branches to wear and carry in the parade later. Come and see stars, puppets, music and costumed players. There'll be a reception at the Downtown Visitor's Center after the parade, and a dusk tree lighting ceremony. Read more here!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

What would you do?

ABC News correspondent John Quinones and his fiancee stayed with us this weekend. As you might imagine from his current show "Primetime: What would you do?" John is a gregarious person, with a deep and genuine interest in everyone.....His relaxed manner put everyone at their ease, the conversation flowed, with lots of laughter, and breakfast broke all records by only stopping at noon!
But here's a dilemma: when you have someone well known stay with you, do you ask them for a photo for your blog? Well, we don't always. You can usually tell when someone just wants a quiet break. In this case, we thought it OK to ask, and John graciously accepted. Thank you John, and it was great meeting you.