Our Blog

Time Flies – Guests don’t – but do they care?

6 July, 2022

June has disappeared at a speed we could not believe! The Composer and Mrs C have been busier than usual and, thanks to HM The Queen, busy turned into frenetic as Composers hosted a village ‘bash’ over the Jubilee weekend. It was great fun, filled with food and music (what else would you expect of…

It’s all a high speed ‘Jubilee’ blur!!

21 May, 2022

The Composer is living in a fog! He’s also been swimming against the tide! Basically, The Composer has watched the past 60 days disappear in a total blur and now is the time of reckoning! Since the end of the last blog in March, The Composer has been plotting, planning and generally making lists with…

Out of March – with thanks

30 March, 2022

The Composer is never one to wish his life away (or that of Mrs C!) but seeing the end of March was an eagerly anticipated moment for them both.  It was the deadline set to ensure that Composers was pristine once again to welcome Guests into all areas of the Composers site – and it…

Year out – Year in – With a bang

16 February, 2022

If ever The Composer felt compelled to hibernate, the last 2 months offered all the excuses needed. After the 23rd November BLOG, The Composer sat back and began planning for ‘all things festive’. On 26th November the plan was torn up!! The Composer and Mrs C were in Manchester on the 26th, quietly looking forward…

Climate, Composers and Christmas

23 November, 2021

In the end, Cop 26 in Glasgow has come and gone. We watched, we waited and we, at Composers, wondered, “what have we been doing for the past 16 years”? – and how different is it to what great leaders of nations are debating. Yes, it’s 16 years since ‘Composers’ was built and opened –…

Chilling and thoughtfull

9 October, 2021

It’s that season again! The Composer & Mrs C could be chilling, but October is never quiet at ‘Composers’. Our guests seem to love this month in Northumberland. This year the pressure is greater than ever – the late break season has grown and we’ve been saying ‘sorry, we are full’ to many people anxious…

The Media, The Myth and the Truth.

1 September, 2021

The Composer has never been shy when it comes to media/publicity and promotion.  How else can you ‘sell’ something without promoting it.  Years ago, we made brochures, offered flyers, created handouts and even resorted to local radio interviews!! Now, exposure is via a web site, Facebook, Google, Trip Advisor, Instagram and other media platforms.  Fail…

Confused – Bemused – Certain

30 July, 2021

As July finally disappears, The Composer and Mrs C are reviewing (yet again) the confusing Government directives which have circulated throughout the past month.  It seems that the easing of lockdown, lifting of restrictions and the bemusing rules and regulations, which we are now reading, leaves us with one certainty. We are changing nothing!! Our…

Bring on Summer!

6 July, 2021

It may have slipped your attention but, SUMMER is here! Aficionados of the seasons will have been poised to welcome the summer sun on Sunday 20th June.  The plethora of news from around thew world, the effects of CV19 changes and the media frenzy over sport seems to have pushed SUMMER into the background.  Not…

May is OUT, June is IN

6 June, 2021

And The Composer is late with the blog, again!!  Thankfully, always on time to welcome Guests to their Composers accommodation in Northumberland – the county with the best beach in the UK (at Bamburgh), according to a Travel Industry survey.  And boy, have we welcomed the BEST Guests during May!  Sadly, The Composer and Mrs.…