For the past 11 years while Stuart and I have lived on Holywell Street, running our little B&B, we've led a bit of a public life. We've lived on a high profile street in Oxford's city centre, tourists photographing our home (and us) day and night, seven days a week. We've welcomed strangers into our home nearly every day and had active and successful social media accounts highlighting our life in Oxford. Being public with your life is all part of marketing these days, especially when running your own business.
But for us that business is now done. Someone may take it over, but the chapters of Holywell Bed and Breakfast in our life are closing permanently at the end of August. And at that point as well, the curtains into our private life are closing. I've come to the end of wanting to share our life on public platforms like Twitter and Instagram, and even this blog. I crave privacy and feel absolutely no inclination to make our life public...at least for now. That may change, once I've had my time away from Holywell Street and marketing and the cacophony of social media. Never say never. Besides, Jack & Tex may want to check in and say HI once in awhile.