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Hotel TerraVina goes back to school and then to prison!

Back to school… It has been an interesting week thus far and it is only Tuesday. I have been on a course to learn all about the finer details of Facebook, Twitter, blogging and social media in general. I learnt … Continue reading

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News Flash… an exciting event at Hotel TerraVina

I rarely use this blog as a direct marketing platform for the hotel as I think we have the website, Facebook and Twitter to make use of for such activities… however just now and then I break my own rules … Continue reading

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Hotel TerraVina takes a trip down memory lane at a recent wine event in Brighton…

Gerard and I have rarely returned to any of the Hotel du Vin hotels since we sold them in 2004. However, last night we ventured back to Brighton HDV as Gerard was invited to be a co-guest speaker with his … Continue reading

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A week away in France and tales of poor service… Hotel TerraVina muses on standards

Having taken five days off to visit Gerard’s family in France, we have returned home with a mixed view of a country that was once at the forefront of gastronomy and service. For a number of years I have personally … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Hotel TerraVina

From Gerard and I and all here at TerraVina, we would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year and hope that you all enjoyed a lovely Christmas. We had a busy and fun time with two sittings … Continue reading

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The magic of children and Christmas

I am back to being able to stand up straight; my neck pains have disappeared, all thanks to the magic hands of my fantastic NLP chiropractor, Guy Blomfield, who is the most amazing chap and through personal recommendations now looks … Continue reading

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Too much festive spirit(s), policemen and an Inside Job…

An interesting headline, designed to grab attention, so let me explain. We are only a very small hotel, located in a very quiet residential area. On occasion, we do have, mostly near neighbours and locals pop in for just a … Continue reading

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The Trip Advisor debate runs and runs… Hotel TerraVina adds their views on the recent Channel 4 TV show, “Attack of the Trip Advisors” and Nina and Gerard enjoy an inspiring trip to prison…

Before I write about a most inspiring day that Gerard and I recently spent in  prison visiting The Clink Restaurant I will just mention Trip Advisor and the recent TV show that was shown on Channel 4, “Attack of the … Continue reading

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Nina is a Lady Gaga wannabe at Bestival – bit different from her usual Hotel TerraVina role!

I went to Bestival on Friday with our son, Romané and two of his friends, Tommy and Max, plus Max’s brave parents and their two other children, Bella and Toby. None of us had ever been to a festival before … Continue reading

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Home to Hotel TerraVina with a jolt of reality

Apologies that this week’s blog is a little later than usual- we arrived home at 3am on Wednesday morning and having spent 5 hours driving from Stanstead airport back to the forest, I had lost the will to live, let … Continue reading

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