How we coped with uncertainty

2021-06-18T10:46:54+01:00

What a year it has been and how the world has changed since March 2020 for us all. We live and work in a beautiful place; so much of our lives has not changed, but the way we earn money has changed dramatically. Knockaloe Beg is usually full of people: guests, friends and members of the public walking through … then suddenly it all goes quiet and our four children, who have left home, start to come home. There were unexpected blessings of time with the kids, which we had not had for 9 years - since Zoë left home. We readjusted to living with our adult children, and what FUN it was. We had fun making a ‘Quarantine Girls’ calendar, new veggie garden, recycled greenhouse built with what we could scavenge, lots of exercise round our beautiful farm playground and all hands on deck to help Farmer John with lambing time. There was a mixture of emotions; moments of anxiety as some guests demand their money back straight away, then tears of gratitude as others say to keep their money and they will rebook and repay as they know what a tricky time it must be. Fiona was [...]