View from Fordwater across Jesse's Pond

...your home from home in Woking

A bit of background about us

Chris and I met and married in our late teens, and are still happily married over 35 years later! Chris studied Physics at Surrey University, gaining a First Class Honours degree in 1979 and a PhD in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in 1982. He then worked at The European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) for a couple of years before moving in to Sales and Marketing for the next 3 years. During this time I was qualifying as a State Registered Nurse and then as a State Certified Midwife until our children were born: James in 1983, quickly followed by Jenny in 1985.

In October 1988 we set up a company Bores Signal Processing, selling and supporting the first floating point DSP hardware and software. We started running training classes in the complex and difficult subject in 1996 and over the next fifteen years travelled the world running classes are customer's own sites. It was during this time that we began to think about the things we missed while we were away from home and made a list of the small touches that could make all the difference to a trip.

We have lived in Woking since 1984 and have explored much of the countryside around us and further afield in Surrey. We enjoy walking, jogging and cycling and from April to October often lead Sky cycle Rides at weekends. These are sponsored by Sky and are free to participants.

A bit of background about Fordwater home from home

Now days we are spending less time travelling and since the children left home we found Fordwater rather large for just the two of us. We decided it was the perfect time to put some of those ideas on our list into practise. So, we have:

Breakfasts and other meals

As they saying goes - breakfast like a king - and that is what you can do at Fordwater. We offer various cooked breakfasts including the famous 'English Breakfast'. We also have tasty lighter options like home made granola, cheese on toast or devlilled mushrooms.

Most days we offer a cooked evening meal with optional dessert. We have a good selection of soft drinks but if you prefer something alcoholic then you are welcome to bring this with you. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring something to eat back with you, or have a take away delivered. You can eat in the dining room: we will even give you a plate and a knife and fork!

In short while you are away from home, we will do everything we can to make you feel welcome and to make Fordwater a place where you can feel at home: your home from home in Woking.

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