Karen Thorne Bed and Breakfast Academy Closing the B&B
December 2021

Closing the B&B

After 17 years, I closed the doors to Hopton House B&B in July. It wasn’t quite the finale I’d planned – thank you pandemic! I’ve been asked why I decided to shut up shop and […]

Karen Thorne bed and Breakfast Academy
December 2021

Winter baby

Born in January, I was a winter baby, and whilst I love spring and autumn, I’m really at my happiest when it’s time to snuggle down in front of the fire. This summer I realised […]

bed and breakfast academy plumbing
August 2021

Marry a plumber

My imaginary book – which I’m never going to write by the way – has the subtitle “Want to run a B&B? Marry a plumber!” Disclaimer: I’m not married to a plumber! – single plumbers […]

bed and breakfast academy business hospitality
June 2021

The Hotel Inspector

When I get a call from a single person, wanting to stay one night “on business”. I’ve always known it’s the Hotel Inspector. I get no business guests – someone turning up wearing a suit, […]