2 December 2015

Hi Everyone!

Hope you’ve had a good month. You’ve probably been busy like me. Our staff have been very busy too making sure that the hotel is in tip-top condition for the peak season which is just around the corner. Are you staying at home for Christmas or venturing farther afield? We welcome lots of visitors from all over the globe at this time of the year and there’s always a special frisson of excitement in the air even though the whole festive period is really laid back. We love it.

If you’d like to get away then or perhaps afterwards, take a peek at our website which will give you the low down on our accommodation which sits in a horseshoe at the beach in Fisherman’s Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, and has stunning views of the sea and outlying islands. We have just eighteen rooms, a saline swimming pool, a garden area, lots of sun beds and comfy chairs, a decking area and beach/pool bar. Our staff are all long stayers and understand so well that phrase ‘service with a smile’. No, you are certainly not a number here. We value your custom and welcome many guests back again and again.

Are you planning a honeymoon? Or a celebratory trip? A special birthday or anniversary perhaps? Maybe a trip across the world to visit relatives with a stop on the way? Or just somewhere to relax and get away from it all? Our little hotel can cater for all of the above and more. We’ll certainly make sure it’s a holiday to remember.

Still waiting to complete on the sale of our UK property and our daughter, Charlotte, has started a new job which she loves – at your old stomping ground actually Liz! Liz & Mike are wonderful guests of ours who have cooked dinner for me on two occasions in Norfolk and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Liz also made a surprise visit to see me at the house when I was busy precariously sweeping the balcony above the conservatory just after the scaffolding had been taken down and her wonderful face really cheered me up. I should have loved to have sat in the garden and chatted all afternoon, but I was working against the clock and my deadline was fast approaching. I very much look forward to seeing her and Mike in the near future. Michael, our son, is a courier once again and he’s driving all over the country and loving it. Two happy offspring! How marvellous! Robin had a few days away himself and has just returned renewed and raring to go. I hope to join him as soon as I can.

Watched Norwich draw with Arsenal. Let’s hope we can have a few more wins though. Charlotte is just about to move into a super flat adjacent to the ground actually – quite near two more guests, Maureen and Trevor. When are you both back from Spain, M & T? Saw Rosie, another guest, quickly this week and she was fine – I hope to see her and Steve again at the hotel in 2016. Saw Susie recently too and I know she and Aubrey are seriously thinking of staying with us on the way to seeing their daughter in Australia in 2017. Also noticed that Jo and Rod have opened their second venue in Lavenham. It looks terrific. So now they have The Cock Horse as well as Number 10. Think I shall have to make another visit – p’raps Maureen & Trevor will be up for it again too.

Lots of lovely return guests coming back in the next few months as well as lots of first timers and we look forward to seeing you all! If you’re still wondering whether to take the plunge, just do it! Start by sending Robin an e-mail with your prospective dates or complete the booking form on our website. He’ll write straight back with our availability.

Have a marvellous Christmas, wherever you are, and take very good care of yourselves.