We have exciting news to share, after a number of months deliberation, (or should that read dithering!) our Head Sommelier and guest’s favourite, Laura Rhys has decided to stay with us. We are very pleased that she is remaining as she has been with us since the start and we would have sorely missed her. She has a new, charming assistant, Ana, who has joined us following Laurent’s move to Nottingham. Neil Cooper, our award winning sous chef, has been promoted to Head Chef, as Alan has left us for a new adventure, where we wish him well. We have appointed a new sous chef, Gavin Sendon, who we are looking forward to welcoming into the team and with the departure of Tom, our previous graduate trainee, (good luck with the next year’s course), we have some new graduate trainees joining us for their (almost) year’s work placements- thus there will be some new faces, and of course all of the many familiar members of the team who have been with us since the beginning, or who have joined as the year’s have passed, but remain with us and loyal to TerraVina.
On the subject of loyalty………
Friendships are fragile and shouldn’t be taken for granted, but sadly, now and then, none of us take enough care of them and some fall by the wayside due to a lack of attention or care. They can still have been important friendships of their time, but just not there for the longevity. However, now and then friendships can be tested. Sometimes you cannot see a way back to the easy friendship that was once shared……… the disappointing part being that many precious, happy moments and many challenging ones too, have been shared and it is sad to think there will be no more in the year’s to come. The most hurtful bit is that a special friendship can be so carelessly discarded, all because of thoughtlessness and a struggle for power and recognition. (just in case you wonder, the inspiration for this bit does not concern anyone working at or who is directly involved with Hotel TerraVina)
But I would prefer to end on a positive note……….. thank you to all who read this blog… I have been on a Social Media training course recently and it was suggested that I should incorporate lists, bullet points, sub headings and even images to draw the eye and make it more interesting- please do let me know if you would like me to add in such details and it’s always great to receive comments so don’t be shy- add a comment and I promise I will reply!
Till next week