It has taken two years but I have finally done it.
Hired a Rug Docter carpet cleaning machine from Emsworth Home Hardware and set to with hours to go before the end of the year.
Fingers crossed, those nasty marks and stains in the hall are gone after being sprayed liberally with a heavy duty stain remover.
The machine is easy to use. One just follows the instructions which are simple and straight forward.
Set in a 17th-century building 36 on the Quay offer a creative, innovative yet simple menu and when local supports local something truly beautiful happens!
A fine dining experience using seasonally foraged produce for no reason other than wild foods just taste better. Completing the fish and seafood which is the the house speciality.
Guest can expect professional service which at the same time is informal and a relaxed space looking out over Emsworth’s sea and harbour views.
36 is also a restaurant with rooms offering guests tastefully appointed and comfortable accommodation.
Situated on the historic picturesque Mill Pond and a short stroll from Emsworth’s quaint harbor and walks along the shoreline .
Compass cottage is a restored Victorian cottage with a steep staircase and a cosy working fireplace.
There are two double bedrooms on the first floor . The master bedroom has a comfy king size bed which looks out across the Mill Pond
While with the second bedroom overlooks the garden and can be made up as a king or twin room.
The well equipped kitchen provides everything needed to make the most of the delicious fresh produce available from local farm shops, butchers and fishmongers.
One of the most pleasant walks in Emsworth is up Lumley Rd past Peter Pond then through the Brook Meadow.
A tranquil Nature Reserve that lies between the railway line and the Fishbourne road measuring approximately five acres. Home to many species of birds, particularly in the wooded areas.
Sightings of water voles used to be common but there were none in 2017 or 2018. Although recent surveys there are indications of some activity in the area.
There are a number of paths and trails through the Reserve that are popular with residents, dog walkers and birders. As well as benches where one can sit, relax and let time drift by.
Good coffee, the morning newspaper, a warm croissant and blackcurrant jam.
Chocolate cake with either coffee or afternoon tea
And hot buttered cheese scones anytime.
They also offer a light lunch menu which besides sandwiches and toasties, includes soups, quiche, salads , jacket potatoes, a ploughmans platter and Welsh rarebit.
Despite the restrictions placed on their use of the internet, the boys still manage to find more to interest them on their PC’s and cell phones.
Rather than sitting down and ploughing their way through the books we drew through the Library before we were locked down. Let alone the Year 7 Maths they will need to get through their GCSE’s. It’s going to be a steep hill they have to climb just to catch up. But that is for me to worry about.
School admissions are handled by the local council. When I phoned I was politely directed to the Council web site where you are supposed to be able to find all the information that is required. But in practice it doesn’t quite work out as well as it should. I was still left bewildered and overwhelmed.