Uncle Alan.. this blog is for you!!
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year. We were busy with a double sitting for Xmas day, a slightly less busy Boxing Day and then a good for days in between followed by a busy, fun filled New year’s eve celebration where the hotel gets bedecked with streamers, balloons and gold and silver sparkles and looks very twinkling, pretty and festive.
We had great guests and were so proud of our team, who as always worked so hard for us and overall as is always the case when we de-brief after Xmas and NY, despite the fact we all worked hard, we had a fun filled time with lovely people.
2012 ended up an interesting year where as always many events happened. Gerard travelled around the world, clocking up 90,000 plus miles and his mission for 2013 is to travel even more miles and taste even more wines! We enter 2013 with a burst of energy, exciting plans for the hotel, what with the January opening of “The Dining Room at TerraVina’, our regular, monthly wine events, new, demonstration cookery events and if we can raise the funds the extension to build extra bedrooms and the cookery school- unfortunately the long running recession has bitten us hard and we have had to postpone the building plans but we are hopeful that 2013 could well be the year that the building grows.
We are off to London for a few days of post Xmas rest and relaxation with theatre shows, restaurants and cocktails beckoning and then it is back to puppy training in earnest, the school run and the usual juggling of all the different hats we wear as busy hoteliers, restaurateurs, MD, parents and all the other multi tasking roles we hold.
Thus happy New Year to all of you and we look forward to keeping in touch through the year and hope to see you during 2013 at TerraVina.
Till next week