Two wonderful events happened in 2009 - both late in the year. I was recently notified by BedandBreakfast.com that Serendipity has been selected as one of the winners for Best in the Mid-Atlantic! To receive this honor in only my 4th year is stupendous and I have my wonderful guests to thank for it. The award is based upon the excellent reviews posted online by my guests during the past year. Thank you, thank you, and thank you. I am truly blessed to have such caring guests that took the time to do a review. You can read them at www.bedandbreakfast.com/ocean-city-new-jersey-serendipitybedbreakfast-reviews.html
The other wonderful event is the opening of the Serendipity TeaHouse! The tea house opened the end of October and is open for 4 days a week. I have had a nice response from the locals and hope to be able to operate the tea house for a long time. It combines my love of tea, baking and people into one enterprise - like an extension of the bed and breakfast! It has been a lot of fun for me. Not very many people get to have fun in what they do - I am very fortunate to have found something that I love to do.
Here is the most outlandish request I have had this year. A potential guest called and wanted a room for 3 people. As you know if you have stayed here, my rooms are for 2 people only. When I told her that, she put me on hold for a couple of minutes and then came back and said her husband would sleep on the couch! I almost fell off my chair - in shock! Can you imagine coming down in the morning and some poor guy is snoring in the living room???? I told her that would not work - sorry. Once I got over the shock I realized how funny it was! So sorry - no sleeping overnight on the couch or on the porch or anywhere else except a bedroom!
Thank you for the many great stories you have shared, for your laughter, and for your friendship. I hope that 2010 is a good year for you. May all your hopes and dreams come true.
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