I’ve blogged about Changeover Saturday  before, that most important day of the week for owners of holiday accommodation.

As part of our Changeover Saturday, we always put up a welcome message for the newcomers on the fridge using colourful plastic magnetic letters. Chris picked up the idea from a forum for gite owners years ago and it’s a really good tip. People love it. We often get a nice message left for us at the end of the week in return.

We hadn’t had a picture before though! Here’s what the Richardson family created – a sad face on the last morning of their holiday with us.

Cool, isn’t it!

Another photo to finish to bring in the feathers aspect of the title. Chris found this sparrow in the mud next to the pigs’ trough, luckily before it got rolled on or trodden on by accident. I don’t think it’s a very well sparrow, sadly, but we’ll pop him somewhere safe the cats can’t get to and hope he perks up.