Great to welcome you to our site. The weather has been glorious and our guests have really been enjoying themselves, so much so that they’re often booking again straightaway. Dave & Anne have extended their stay next Febuary as their friends, Michael & Jayne, are coming back too with some more friends, Douglas and Christine. Gary & Sara have also booked again for February and it’ll be great to see them all as well as Miki & Bruno and Tomohiro & Tomoko who are coming back this August.
A new Central Festival Shopping Centre has opened in Chaweng which is proving to be a hit. It’s not too tall so blends in well with the tropical environment. It will not detract from the island feel of Samui either as Chaweng is already the busiest part of the island. Bophut, for example, where we are, is still a sleepy village really even though it has lots of super restaurants, bars and boutiques in just a couple of streets right beside the sea. Robin and Michael have been to the new shopping centre a few times for lunch and Robin has bought some very smart clothes there too. Apparently, cinemas will arrive later.
There was a motorcycle rally around the island recently and Michael, our son, together with Chris, married to our receptionist, Lamai, joined in and had a marvellous time. If you’re a bike fanatic and are here in the future when a rally is on, you might like to join in with the fun too.
I have been so busy here in Norwich that I haven’t had time to see my friends. If you’re reading this and I haven’t seen you, I really hope to soon, so do bear with me, although I think Robin may be going into hospital again next week and I’d like to be there so I may have to see you next time. Nothing to worry about, by the way, thank goodness. I think the biggest worry he’s had recently is that Norwich City has been relegated! His plaster is also off now too, so the hand is getting better.
If you’re thinking of staying, and we really hope you are, just send Robin an e-mail with your prospective dates and he, Michael or maybe I will write straight back with our availability. We’ve often been told that our hotel is a super place to stay, but now that the new pool is here, the gardens more mature, several improvements made and ten years of experience under our belt – eleven in August – we feel it’s even better and would love you to come and see.
Until the next time, take good care of yourselves.
Very best wishes