Yesterday was a very exciting day for me as I heard that the guest house has been shortlisted in the VisitEngland 2016 tourism awards in the Taste of England category. This to me is huge as there were a whole range of businesses in the running including Michelin star restaurants yet I am down to the last five in the country! How amazing is that. Winning the gold in the North East Tourism awards was just fantastic but this is the icing on the cake. The awards ceremony is on Tuesday 8th March in Blackpool and should be a great night. Whatever the outcome I consider myself to be a winner just getting to the finals.