Blog

Come..take a walk with me..I discovered a new place..

Come..take a walk with me..I discovered a new place..

Decades in Tallahassee and I only just discovered the Alford Greenway, just a 15 minute drive from the Little English Guesthouse. After a month of Stay at Home, practicing physical distancing, obsessive hand washing and sanitizing everything in sight it was a welcome...

Start planning to resume your life…post pandemic.

Start planning to resume your life…post pandemic.

Who knew this time a few weeks ago, that the world would be turned upside down that we'd be instructed not to go to restaurants, or to church, or even to get a haircut, but instead to hunker down in our homes And that we would actually do it? Well, most of us anyway....

Did the British come up with social distancing in 1830?

Did the British come up with social distancing in 1830?

Today I found myself talking to a friend through the glass in the front door and speaking to someone else in their car from 20 feet away. It felt rather peculiar, but necessary in this time of physical distancing to stop Covid-19 from spreading. And it occurred to me...

“Spiffy clean” … we’ll take it!

“Spiffy clean” … we’ll take it!

During these quiet times when everyone is staying home and staying healthy, we took some time to read through our comment books in our guest rooms. We were particularly delighted to read this one from a recent guest, just before our worlds turned upside down with this...

Mmmm! Good food..we’re going, are you?

Mmmm! Good food..we’re going, are you?

This is worth an out of town trip to Tallahassee (or a staycation for those that live in Tallahassee). Good food, dancing, sitting outside enjoying the sunshine now that the humidity has dropped to autumnal like temperatures...what more could you want for a fun day...

We’ve all got to do our part for Covid-19, even them..

We’ve all got to do our part for Covid-19, even them..

Social distancing. Who would have imagined, even a fortnight ago, that it would be a thing. And it's a "thing" alright! If the Beatles were around today, I'm sure they'd take personal responsibility and put some distance between themselves, and still get a great...

Do you think they can see us?

Do you think they can see us?

A little levity during these trying Corona times. Thom and I set an alarm so we'd remember to dash outside at 8:06 tonight. We found ourselves standing in the front garden staring up at the heavens. Yes...there it was! The International Space Station, with it's three...

Finally figured out where all the missing loo paper went…

Finally figured out where all the missing loo paper went…

In Britain and in Tallahassee (those are the only two places I can manage to keep up with!), there seems to be some space alien coming to planet earth and taking all the loo paper back to their own planet. I know this because there appears to be none in the shops. All...

Always clean, no extra fee!

Always clean, no extra fee!

Smaller lodging establishments that are held to a legal standard of hygiene and safety are a better choice these days than places that have no business license or inspection. And there's no extra charge for "cleaning fee" - what happens if you refuse to pay it, does...

…and they’re back…but not for long..

…and they’re back…but not for long..

Meghan and Harry are back in Britain just for a few days, to finish off some Royal duties before they escape back to the private island in Canada to raise little Archie out of the glare of the British tabloid press. And who can blame them? Love them or hate them, I...

Did you forget what’s happening tomorrow night?

Did you forget what’s happening tomorrow night?

I'm with Jean-Luc Picard... teatime (or check-in time around here!) would be the perfect time to call it the end of the 9-5 work week and get started with the weekend.Yeah, baby! But alas, the good Captain cannot make it so and thus, for us earth-bound mortals, we'll...

More than Matzo balls at the Jewish Food Festival!

More than Matzo balls at the Jewish Food Festival!

Another annual Tallahassee event we've been going to since they began and pleased to see it grow with each passing year. They serve food, of course, but they also have arts, crafts, wine and clothing for sale. You can watch some dancing, and wander around the Temple...

Red Hills Horse Trials are almost here!

Red Hills Horse Trials are almost here!

So it's almost March 5th and this annual world class event is already gearing up be to a sold out event. For those of you that may not know, Red Hills hosts competitors from across the U.S., Central and South America, Europe and parts of Asia in this annual...

Who knew this was the plan all along?

Who knew this was the plan all along?

I laughed out loud when I saw this, and have to admit I like the humor. George Washington managed to get an American into the British royalty and his ghost watches as Phase 2 of the revolutionary war can now commence! Clever, very clever, don't you think? All those...

This Friday – Rachel Barton Pine in concert!

This Friday – Rachel Barton Pine in concert!

World famous virtuoso violinist, Rachel Barton Pine, is performing with the Javacya Arts Conservatory and pianist Matthew Hagle on Friday at St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral, just a couple of miles from the Little English Guesthouse! The concert will feature her...

Breaking news…innkeeper walks on water!

Breaking news…innkeeper walks on water!

One of our most recent adventures was to walk on water - well not as well as Jesus or Peter did, of course, but the nearest thing we could get to it. St. Michael's Mount, just off the coast of Penzance in Cornwall (yes the ones where the pirates wrecked ships and...

Why wouldn’t you Book Direct and get the best rate?

Why wouldn’t you Book Direct and get the best rate?

Search engines (Google, Expedia etc.) are great ways to find a bed and breakfast, hotel, or airline ticket. But why wouldn't you then go directly to the website for that business and get the best rate? It makes me cross to talk to folks who don't know that they're...

This is the reason you should stay with us…

This is the reason you should stay with us…

We love Tallahassee! We watched this video that's just been released and felt glad that we're in such a lovely town. We've had lots of folks in the last 17 years staying with us while looking for a place to live. We're not in the relocation business but we've been...

This Friday, it’s Greek Feast!!

This Friday, it’s Greek Feast!!

So glad they're adding to their annual event by doing this mini celebration and cooking up a whole lot of Greek food! Always one of my favorite Tallahassee events, you should make plans to attend - and book your room at the Little English Guesthouse and make a whole...

Ever been led down the Tunnel of Questions??? ???

Ever been led down the Tunnel of Questions??? ???

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where one simple question leads to another, and another and suddenly you feel like you're being interrogated? Were you in police station at the time? LOL Joking aside, there is a time and a place for the tunnel of questions....

Certainly it’s not illegal…but is it right?

Certainly it’s not illegal…but is it right?

Morality is a nebulous phenomenon for some. What's right for one person is not right for another...and woe betide anyone who dares to "judge" another. Or even, good grief, have an opinion that disagrees with someone else's opinion. We appear to live in a time when...

Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

These are the Versailles Gardens on Paradise Island off Nassau, not quite the little English gardens but we keep dreaming.. On one of our adventures a few years ago, we found a huge statue of Dr. David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary explorer during Victorian...

Bye Harry/Meghan, be happy…Hmm…see you soon…

Bye Harry/Meghan, be happy…Hmm…see you soon…

And so it ends...or so it begins..depending on where you stand on the Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan saga. Today the Queen announced that the not so newlyweds will be leaving the Royal Firm, relinquishing their HRH titles, coming off the taxpayer's payroll and...

You are enough, my friend!

You are enough, my friend!

This struck me recently as being a wonderful visual for life. When we're young, we just want to be older and cooler. When we get older, we discover we're just not that cool! We rush to get to the next level on our career path, only to find out being a workaholic is...

Get here for the after-Christmas sales on Thursday…

Get here for the after-Christmas sales on Thursday…

We always giggled at people sleeping in tents on a stone cold pavement outside the most famous shop in England - Harrods - on Christmas night. Just to be the first in the queue to get into the sale on Boxing Day. The most expensive shop in the land reduced their...

Santa’s tired and spends Christmas night here…

Santa’s tired and spends Christmas night here…

Have you ever wondered where Father Christmas (aka Santa Claus to North Americans) spends the night on Christmas Day? After all, he's been busy on the night of Christmas Eve, dashing around the entire globe like a nutter delivering all those gifts to good little boys...

Boyz II Men -Tallahassee in February!

Boyz II Men -Tallahassee in February!

Book your room NOW at the LittleEnglishGuesthouse.com because it's going to get crowded! Boys II Men will be performing at the Amphitheatre in beautiful Cascades Park on February 29, 2020 for one night only. Get it organized now, so you won't have to be disappointed!

Indulge in a drive-by…moment of joy

Indulge in a drive-by…moment of joy

we count down the last 7 days to Christmas Day. The day when the Hallmark movies are supposed to come to life in our homes as we have the perfect day in our oh-so-perfect lives...not. If you're human, like me, you have to be intentional about focusing on the reason...

Fancy a little Christmas magic?

Fancy a little Christmas magic?

Just the thing to get you in the mood for Christmas - get your tickets now for the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. Jazz diva Carmen Bradford and the Leon Anderson Trio will join the TSO for a jazzy Christmas. Special guests from Pas de Vie ballet will join them for...

The Staffordshire Room  | Little English Guesthouse B&B, Tallahassee, FL

Rooms

The Staffordshire Room  | Little English Guesthouse B&B, Tallahassee, FL

Things To Do

​Booking directly through our website ensures the best rates

Ignore the online 3rd party websites that upcharges a commission without telling you .