Following the news of our hotel merger with 10in8 Fine Dining Group and the announcement of my new role as Managing Director for the group, I would just like to say many thanks to all who have sent such lovely messages of congratulations, kind words and enthusiasm on hearing the news.
Suzi, all the team and both Gerard and I are very excited, as this merger will enhance our strategy, as we intend to develop the TerraVina concept wherever 10 in 8 has a fine dining restaurant. We will also create a world-class Cookery and Wine School based in the New Forest, at Hotel TerraVina, that will further strengthen the already established 10in8 Fine Dining Academy…. Thus please do follow developments both on our websites and here on the blog as the group develops.
This week we have missed Sophie, or assistant manager, as she has been in hospital… no doubt she is whipping the doctors and nurses into shape and charming them with her infectious laugh- Get well soon Sophie. We all miss you and want you back very soon, well and healthy.
Malmsey, our new puppy has settled at home brilliantly… she is sleeping through the night, is almost completely house trained and can already sit, hold out her paw and walk very nicely on her lead (I sound like a new mother!)… in fact, I am sure she is a “Mensa” dog and one thing is for sure she has completely thrown our lives into disarray, caused turmoil at home and we have all fallen hopelessly, truly, madly, deeply in love her.
Off to puppy training soon, armed with treats, scoop bags and ear plugs- puppies are very noisy when they are socializing!
Till next week and don’t forget to watch this space and the group’s websites for up to date news of what else is developing soon