13 January 2016
I apologise profusely for the lateness of my notes. As some of you will know, we have been having many problems with our website administrators and have now had to change to new ones. Consequently, there have been teething problems but, hopefully, these have been ironed out. You must have thought that I’d given up on you – some of you even wrote to ask if everything was okay – and, of course, it is.
I hope you all had a marvellous Christmas and a great New Year! The guests at the hotel enjoyed the festivities tremendously. Nothing was planned this year, so the staff asked if they could have a New Year party themselves at the hotel and it went so well that the guests joined in when they returned from their own celebrations.
We’re hearing from lots of lovely guests who are looking forward to their imminent stay and I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown since their last visit. It’s wonderful welcoming back guests who have now become friends and wonderful welcoming new guests too.
If you’d like to come and stay, look at all the different types of accommodation on our website and either complete the form on the bookings page or send Robin an e-mail with your prospective dates to firstname.lastname@example.org. He’ll write straight back with our availability and do his very best to accommodate you. All our rooms and bungalows overlook the beach, sea and outlying islands and we have lots of comfortable chairs and footstools around our saline pool and in the garden. Our super cook, Khun Arum, aka Cooking, prepares an excellent breakfast and all day food to order and there are superb restaurants only a saunter away in our charming village of Bophut, also known as Fisherman’s Village.
I had prepared my notes, but these are now out of date. I had actually described the day I was with Michael, our son, when his van broke down and, after two recovery trucks and many hours, we arrived bedraggled at the garage where, only a week before, he had paid £1,300 after breaking down on a slip road leaving the M4. Another huge bill was promised so he decided to cut his losses and take out a lease on a new van. He was a courier during his stay last year and has returned to it with a vengeance, leaving base on a Monday morning and returning on a Friday night. He misses his little daughter, Salina, but hopes to see her very soon. Charlotte, our daughter, has finished the eight-week training in her new job and is loving both that and her new flat. I am so pleased for both of them.
I am hoping that our house sale will proceed with a flourish this week. Please cross everything for me. It has been very longwinded and I can’t wait for it to be finished.
Meanwhile, wherever you are, all at our little hotel wish you a very happy and healthy 2016 and hope that we may see you sometime during the year – when I hope to be enjoying a lovely, long, slow and warm Samui recovery myself.
Until the next time, take very good care of yourselves.