If you follow my blog regularly, you will wonder what on earth has happened to my 1 Dec edition. Well, for the first time in 10 years, I thought I had written it and, when a dear guest and friend wrote to me enquiring as to where it was, I was gobsmacked! All I can put it down to is that my life has been absolutely full of important family stuff over the past few weeks and time has just whizzed by. I feel it is only days since I wrote the last one and cannot believe that it is not. So, many apologies.
Our poor little Yorkshire Terrier, Leo, has died. I feel so sad just writing this. He was twelve years old and had brought such joy into our life. He was always a happy little chap and our guests loved him, especially a little girl who arrived absolutely petrified of dogs and left totally in love with him. He had been with us for the majority of our new life in Thailand – we arrived in 2003 and bought him locally in 2005 – so, for me, the hotel and the apartment where we live will seem hugely empty without him.
Many guests have been enjoying their visit to our little hotel and, if you are wondering where to stay, why not come to see us? We have eighteen rooms of different categories, all overlooking the beach, sea and outlying islands. Breakfast is included as is airport transfer. Look on our website for full details and, if you have any questions, just send us an e-mail via the Book Now page or direct to Robin on firstname.lastname@example.org – either way, he’ll write straight back with the answers.
I hope you are looking forward to Christmas. As usual, ours will be very low key. We don’t agree with expensive mandatory meals, etc, and guests do as they wish on the day. There are lots of excellent restaurants in Bophut and the rest of the island if guests wish to celebrate, or our own café is open during the day, of course, if they prefer to stay put and relax.
I can’t believe that 2018 is just around the corner. Who should have thought in 2003 that we would still be going strong, coming up for 15 years later? Who should have thought that we would meet such lovely people, many of whom have become dear friends returning year after year? Happily, we have seen engagements, marriages and births. Sadly, we have seen illnesses and even worse, thankfully not at the hotel itself, however, and have grieved with and consoled our guests in their times of stress. It has been a tapestry of life and one which has enriched our path a thousandfold.
Thank you all, past guests and new, for making our journey so memorable. We wish you all a hugely happy Christmas and an exciting, happy, healthy and prosperous 2018. We think you’re fantastic and look forward to seeing you soon.
Very best wishes