Taking advantage of the fact that Romané was still off from school, we escaped to London for a few days last week and had a super time. London was heaving with tourists and we found ourselves asking “recession, what recession?” as London certainly seems, from a general overview at least, to be less hard hit than other areas around the UK, with busy, bustling restaurants, full hotels and lots and lots of shoppers all spending- it was a welcome sight to see.
We had great fun…we went to a couple of shows, ate out in a variety of our favourite places, including 28 -50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen and Terroirs, to name just a couple. I spent the day with one of my god daughters, which gave me the perfect excuse of indulging in all things pink and fluffy- Romané and I had a super day with her in Harrods, (don’t think Romy enjoyed the pink, fluffy bits quite as much as me though!) enjoying pizza, eating ice cream and being wowed by the vastness of the toy department.
Meanwhile back at TerraVina, the team looked after the hotel brilliantly- we have had some super guests to stay and some truly lovely comments about the team, all of whom we are very proud of, so it is terrific when the guests agree that they are all very special.
Thus with the New Year come new challenges- the Dining Room at TerraVina re-opens from the 19th January and we are looking forward to putting that on the map. We have been busily redecorating (on going, and going and going, but the results are rewarding) and sprucing here and there and so I have been having fun shopping for the all important essential finishing touches.
I hope you don’t mind me using this blog to tell you about a new blog that I have started to write, but I am quite excited to share it…. Malmsey our gorgeous puppy now has her very own blog- Canine tails of Malmsey Marmite, so for those of you who like dogs and want to read a little bit of fun and frolics, then please do have a read and let me know what you think
Till next week