Bit of a throwback to my birthday earlier in the year, celebrating up at Thalia Haven. My write up about the stay can be found here, and my interview with Thalia’s owner, Susan West, can be found here.
I’m an eventual morning person: once I’m actually up and out of bed I don’t have any problems waking up and being chirpy. It’s just the getting out of bed that is my issue, my being a bed slug. I love the feeling of warm toes first thing. It’s so cosy under the covers!
Getting up early at Thalia wasn’t too much of an issue because the curtains in the bedrooms are not full length (the windows are all very tall), which means you are always greeted by the morning sun peeking up over the horizon. A curse and a blessing for us who would retire incredibly late from playing board games and drinking the night away.
This shot of the kitchen/eating area really relaxes me. It was the day of my birthday, I was up early, everyone else was still asleep, the morning was quiet, hazy before the sun rose. I can feel the stillness through the photo. Kitchens are usually places of bustle and action, so this was a moment of down time for that hard working room.