After 4 weeks in the hotel I’ve finally got enough time to write my first blog post! Its certainly been a hectic few weeks – my wife Jo, myself (Ali – ‘Alastair’ if I’m in trouble) our daughter Gracie and Inca our Labrador took over the hotel, bar and restaurant at the beginning of October.
Its been a rollercoaster ride and a lot of hard work, but great fun (mostly!). Having not been in the hotel business before its been a steep learning curve, but lots of people have been on hand to help us. We seem to have accomplished quite a lot too – brand new 100% Egyption cotton linen in all the rooms, thick & fluffy bath towels, new menus and new local suppliers. We’re using fresh, local produce as much as possible to create wholesome, tasty dishes, I’ll talk more about those in future posts. There’s still lots more work to do, it feels good to be making progress!
Lastly, we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone, staff, customers, suppliers and our neighbours who have all welcomed us so warmly into the area, helped us find our feet and kept us on the right track.