15 December 2014
Hi, hi, hi and ho, ho ho!
Christmas is almost upon us and I very much hope that you all enjoy yourselves with friends and family. If you are staying at home, I hope that the turkey, goose or whatever you decide to have is mouthwateringly delicious and, if you are going away, as many are to our little hotel, I hope that you too will have a fantastic time. Whether you have snow or sunshine, I hope that the spirit of the season will keep you warm and happy and that you will recharge your batteries for the year to come.
We’re full, as usual, and are welcoming back many faces who have been with us before which is exciting, but just as exciting are the new faces that we shall meet. There’s never a dull moment, in fact we are amazed on a daily basis that so many kind and interesting people choose to walk through our door. Long may it continue!
If you have looked on agents’ sites at all – and the price is no different there as we do not believe it’s fair to cut prices for short stays when long stayers booking with the hotel pay our normal tariff – you may find that the websites state that we are full. Well, of course, this could be true on occasions, but it’s always better to contact us direct to find out for sure as we do not give the agents all our availability. We can also suggest alternative accommodation or dates, ascertain your exact requirements and answer any other queries you may have too. We are a family-run hotel and personal service is very important to us. We want you to enjoy your stay and, hopefully, come back again in the future like many of our wonderful guests.
I may have told you that our son, Michael, decided to try his hand at working in the UK. Well, he’s done extraordinary well and worked very hard indeed. Unfortunately, or fortunately actually, his head has been telling him to stay, but his heart has been urging him to return. Consequently, he will be returning at the beginning of January and shall be taking more of a hands on approach in the running of the hotel. I know those of you who think a lot of Michael will welcome this news. I certainly shall as I should have dearly missed him had he stayed. Our daughter, Charlotte, still lives in the UK and I miss her hugely.
If you still see the comments box after my blog, I am sorry about that because I have had this facility deleted due to the copious amounts of spam flowing through on a daily basis. Unfortunately, even though I have asked our website people to delete the actual box too, this has not been done, but I hope it will be without further ado. We still receive spam through the booking form though, which is extremely annoying, but I suppose we shall have to put up with that. I should have thought that these people would have better things to do with their precious life. This reminds me of a quote from The Summer Day by Mary Oliver: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – I always find these words tremendously exciting.
So, what are you going to do with your one wild and precious life? Book a holiday for starters perhaps? Why not send Robin an e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the booking form on this site and he’ll write straight back with our availability. It could be the first step to a new you, but whether it’s the old you or the new you, we’d love to see you!
Until the next time, enjoy your Christmas and, if you don’t celebrate it, enjoy yourselves anyway.
Take very good care.