A new year… and time to think about the past year, everybody does it, thinks about what they have achieved and could have done differently. The past few New Years thoughts have been about going forward with the restoration and just reassuring our selfs that we must keep going, as overwhelming as it’s been at times, working all the hours that we can to get the hall open as soon as possible, I think most people at some point would have have moments of doubt, of wether this was worth the lack of days off, lack of family time and the constant feeling of being tired and daunted by the project…. This new year is different, we have looked back with pride with the achievement so far, it was worth it, and when my guests tell me that they have loved their stay and will be back, I know this was meant to be. I’m not sure if we found the hall or if it found us, but I certainly think we needed each other.
So to look forward, lots of exciting things in the pipeline, the landscaping of the gardens, the posibility of our new tea rooms, designing the bedrooms and finishing the function rooms. The difference this year is that alongside the build runs our now successful b&b. It’s an absolute pleasure to meet all our new customers, mainly because of their enthusiasm for our beautiful house, they all want to know its story, it’s history and how we came across it.
My aim for the next month is to let people know about our b&b, it has been closed for many years so that in itself Will be difficult. As my previous career was as cabin crew, marketing was not high on my todo list everyday, but I like a challenge, so that’s the aim, and I don’t like to be beaten when I set my self a challenge. Happy new year to you all.