|Innkeepers - Diana Earle & Victor Limbeek
Original Acrylic painting of Diana and Victor
Your Hosts Diana and Victor, Potter, Emma,
Victor and I have turned a lot of corners in
Victor started out as a banker. He worked for Scotiabank for
11 years in the loans department. Then he worked with a tour
bus company out of northern New York State. At that point he
became a dual citizen, and is proud of it. He did that for
10 years. Then he became a Journeyman Electrician, as did
all the other men in his family. Currently, he uses his
finance and construction skills as a developer.
His parents came from Holland in 1952. He now carries a
triple heritage, and is enriched by it.
For 12 years I was a high school English and Drama teacher.
I turned to Property Management for another 12. (Two very
different hats!) My pottery hobby turned into the longest
lived career in my life. I have been a professional Clay
Artist for over 25 years. As you may guess, one can never
leave the teacher side behind! The experience from my first
career has become a lifelong complementary skill.
We started the B&B 5 years ago.
Victor and I love Nature. Gardening, cycling, kayaking, and
cross country skiing are things we enjoy together. The home
we have built together reflects this.
Best of all, we enjoy how others can enrich our lives.
We have a
son Brent, who has graduated from Chemical
Engineering at Royal Military College in Kingston,
Ontario. He is currently studying Naval Seamanship
in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Potter and Emma share the innkeeper duties with us. Victor
and I often sigh when guests leave, and say to each other
“pets are the best toys in the world.”
Potter is our 7 1/2 year old Golden Retriever. She and I
loved going to school together, and she is smart enough to
realize that trying to please is very rewarding. She tries
so hard to perform, and revels in learning new mind games.
Victor is her match! They make up games, but Potter always
knows that she will win in the end. She is the perfect
combination of gentle, calm, obedient, and wild puppy.
Emma is a lady. She is a lady of avoirdupois. As Victor
says, she is a pillow cat. Emma is an indoor cat, which is a
form of self-preservation when a kitty lives on the edge of
a forest. She is very social, and loves to chat. When I did
studio tours she would position herself on a table by the
door, and speak right up if not noticed. “She is short, and
round, and happiest when the centre of attention.” Pretty
face, full figured. She does not sit on your lap, she does
not scratch my furniture, but will sit and chat whilst you
are sitting, having your tea. She loves to help Diana
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