Tag Archives: Airbnb

Schengen Application

Wednesday Today was the day… I worked loads of hours – I’m not even going to look to see how many. I’m covering for two people today and tomorrow, so it will continue to be busy. A big event of … Continue reading

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Error of Judgement

Saturday Today was the day… We found out what happened with our Airbnb guest who was asked to leave yesterday. We still don’t know all the details but she sent me a whatsapp message to say that a guest at … Continue reading

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Trip to Swellendam

Saturday Today was the day… We went to Swellendam! We stopped off in Riviersonderend for breakfast. The town of singing crickets. Both places we went to there were very loud crickets. We actually went to Swellendam to pick up plants. … Continue reading

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I Won a Prize in a Raffle

Saturday Today was the day… I slept late! I had gone to bed much later than usual (see guest story below), then had woken in the middle of the night before falling asleep again;  I woke up around 5:30am, but … Continue reading

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Cottage Fridge Died

Friday Today was the day… The cottage fridge inconveniently, died. The guests had just flown in from Johannesburg, gone off and done a big shop, stocked the fridge and then found it wasn’t cooling. We were out walking this evening, … Continue reading

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Rather a Day Early Than a Day Late

Thursday Today was the day… I thought my guests for the cottage were arriving today and I sent them all the directions, only to discover they only arrive tomorrow! Ha ha! If I’m going to get the day wrong, rather … Continue reading

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The Drama of a Few Months Ago

Sunday Today was the day… I had 17 interviews scheduled for teachers. In the end 13 took place – 4 being re-scheduled to next weekend.  I was grateful because it was all done online, so there was no need to … Continue reading

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Busy November

Monday Today was the day… We swam, I worked, the guests left. We did laundry and I marvelled at the list of bookings. The overlaps are because there are two units. The long booking at the end of November is … Continue reading

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Loft Almost Done

Tuesday Today was the day… The full force of work has hit. It’s going to be a month that I could easily work 10 hours a day if I don’t reign myself in. Coupled with ongoing Airbnb bookings, life is … Continue reading

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The Neighbours Partied All Night

Sunday Today was the day… That was busier than usual for a Sunday. It was an Airbnb work day. Ken left the Little Lookout early, so I zipped in there and changed the linen as the main guests may have … Continue reading

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Sleeps Six

Monday Today was the day… We got down for a swim before the wind started pumping. I’m not sure we will brave the windy waters tomorrow. This morning it wasn’t too bad – a bit of swell and not too … Continue reading

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First Cancellation

Friday Today was the day… Our guests cancelled! This is the first cancellation – I think we’ve had about 12 or 13 guests. I had whatsapped her yesterday saying we were looking forward to having them. She wrote back late … Continue reading

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Everyone Needs a Rocking Chair

Wednesday Today was the day… The south-easter blew and though I looked longingly at the sea and the beach, I concluded it was too windy to go for a swim. Perhaps tomorrow. My morning routine follows a similar pattern each … Continue reading

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Guests out Guests in

Friday Today was the day that was hectic! I did a bit of work and then as soon as the guests left, I went down to the cottage to change the linen and set it up for the guests who … Continue reading

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Super Host Status

Tuesday Today was the day… That wasn’t quite as rushed as yesterday. My work conference meant we didn’t go to the beach, despite it being a beautiful day with very little wind and the sea looked so inviting. Our new … Continue reading

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