Spring daf's     

Marching into Spring!


March 2016  

March is always an interesting time for us.  Jo is itching to get going with new ideas for breakfast, fresh and organic produce is always the order of the day, and I am the lucky one who gets to test them!  As English chef Jamie Oliver once said about ingredients, "if you can't pronounce it, and it reads like a NASA space project, you shouldn't eat it".  So it's simple fresh ingredients and we have gone one step further and started baking our own bread using spelt flour.  However, what would fresh bread be without homemade marmalade on top? One day last month and 18 pounds of seville oranges later, Jo and I (alright I have embelished, it was only Jo) have prepared the most delicious fresh orange marmalade to go with our home baked bread. Just one more reason to make the trip to the Parsonage and try it!
Like many of you, we are also concerned about our environment. Last year we replaced our furnace with an energy efficient one and completely insulated the Inn.  Although it has been a remarkably mild winter we have seen the results with vastly reduced energy usage and costs.  And working through tripadvisor, we have been awarded their environmental initiative the "Green Leaders, Silver Award".  Tripadvisor look at the complete picture including, recycling programs, home grown veggies, appliance efficiencies  and general conservation, so we are very proud of this achievement. 
Lastly, and on a personal note, we're really excited about the imminent arrival of our first grandson, expected in early April (look out for pictures in our next newsletter).  Jo will be flying out to Ohio for the occasion.  I'll be joining her after attending the Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals first annual conference in Nashville (I know, someone has to do it!!).  Not all pleasure though as I am presenting a paper on financing.  Many of you have expressed an interest in Innkeeping, so come and see for yourself what's involved, I dare you!!    

     Jo-Anne and Richard   
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Spring bursts into life in Orleans
Weekend availability
Need an excuse for a short break and the weekend weather looks promising?  From now until April 29, book two nights and get a complimentary bottle of wine or prosecco on arrival.  Great walks, gorgeous beaches, gourmet breakfasts, yummy restaurants, and year round art, theatre and music, what's not to like! Call us or make your booking online and mention this offer.
Easter weekend
In the UK, the Easter Weekend has historically announced the arrival of spring and the summer season.  After a damp, dull and dark winter it's a time to "get out and enjoy".  To celebrate this event here on Cape Cod, spend two nights at the Parsonage  (March 25-27) and enjoy a 50% discount on the second night. Still winter low rates, plus!! Call us.
Biking weekend
Weather looks good and our many trails are welcoming you, join us for a two night stay on the weekend and enjoy a 24 hour bike rental for two complimentary of Idle Times in Orleans. Call us for details. 
 Something for everyone, however as much as we'd like to, offers can't be combined!
Saturday May 21, see a painting move from a sketch to a finished piece, and meet so many accomplished artists. With thanks to Nauset Farms for sponsoring the event by feeding the artists, and inviting the public to watch and create.  
The Academy of Performing Arts, Feb 26 - Mar 26.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz needs no introduction, is an American children's classic written by author L. Frank Baum and originally published in Chicago on May 17, 1900. The story chronicles the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy in the magical Land of Oz, after she and her pet dog Toto are swept away from their Kansas home by a cyclone. Tickets just $26.00!    

So lot's to look forward to over the coming months, but in the meantime, we'd like to wish
 you all a very Happy Saint Patrick's day!

 Spring is natures way of saying, "Lets party!"


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