Fairview Homestead | Philda Benkenstein
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gemerkte-laaie-150x150About a year ago my daughter introduced me to the joys of Pinterest. What an amazing way to organize your thoughts, plans and to get inspiration. (For inspiration  you may look at my pinterest board  http://www.pinterest.com/phildab/linnekas-laundry-room/ ) And my other favourite: Houz As a guest house owner the linen cupboard can be both a frustration and a joy - depending on how the Fairview Homestead linen cupboard users  use or abuse it. Now I am not naturally the tidiest person on earth (my husband and daughter are...) I have to work at it. And for that I need rules that I as well as the staff have to adhere to. We sort, fix or discard every 3 months.

Last Saturday evening we went to bed early as we only had one couple staying - only to be cruelly awoken at 11.45 by the gate bell being rung - repeatedly...  As I have a slight hearing impairment the bell is set to ring very loudly and to discourage people from ringing it repeatedly it is also set to ring loudly at the gate. Desmond went down to open the gate as we could see that these people were not taking no answer for an answer.

Man comes to the front door of a guest house and says he's Mr Smith, booked in for two nights. Proprietor: 'Would you like me to carry your bag from the car, sir'. Guest: 'No, she can walk, but you can bring the luggage.' Innkeeper: The room is R1000- a night. It's R50- if you make your own bed. Guest: I'll make my own bed. Innkeeper: Good. I'll get you some nails and wood. Paddy is booked into a guest house,and looking round,notices a sign on the wall. He says to the owner: "What time do you get in by?" The owner looks confused and says: "Well ,I am the owner, I live here. Why do you ask?" Says Paddy,"Well,on that sign there,it says guests have to be in before you!" The owner replies,"No, it says: "Guests must be in before 1 am" !