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Greetings from the New Forest July 2014

Greetings from the New Forest July 2014

Summer is upon us the Forest is looking glorious and green and finally the winter sludge has properly dried out… so exploring and walking is back on the agenda and it is again truly amazing to be a Forest dweller!! Although with it brings some strange occupational hazards- we have had a lot of cows out and about and one day I was literally chased home by a rather terrifyingly large brown cow!!! It has given much amusement to all I have regaled this tale and In all honesty I was totally fine… albeit a little shaken 😉

Some of our recent guests have also experienced the treat of horses in the back garden whilst they eat breakfast. I can personally vouch for the fact these ponies all have a super digestion and love our grass and shovelling their little presents is an extremely good work out!!!!!!

Now for other news… the new stair carpet is in and looks fantastic, and I have to say I smile every time I go up and down the stairs. Next project of the reception floor starts on 14th July and should be ace when it is done! Also we have had a new carpet in room 11 and that looks splendid and to go with the new curtains and track looks great- finally! We have also new curtains in 12 and been able to redecorate the chimney breast which was damaged in the winter weather. Room 8 is still on our list to re furb but will have to wait until Autumn.

We have been busy with lots of guests visiting us and enjoying the forest as well as 4 weddings in the last month. We have had some brilliant weddings, with gorgeous peach coloured flowers adorning the whole hotel, to a Harry Potter themed wedding and also one wedding where the bride and groom were fortunate enough to be able to have their wedding breakfast outside and it looked fantastic set out in the garden. We are so lucky to have the versatility that all the weddings are so different and it is lovely to see all our couples ideas come into action on the day. We send out heartiest congratulations to all our couples and hope to welcome them back soon.

We have been really lucky to have formed a great front of house team with Gina, Lauren and now Chrissie (who used to be our waitress) have joined our front of house team and each have added a new and positive dimension to our team. Not forgetting Tom who is now in charge of the ladies doing a fab job- think he secretly wants to be like Charlie from Charlie’s Angels!!!!

We have so much going on in the Forest this Summer we hope you can visit us soon and enjoy the Forest and wild life with us. Having said that I must sign off now, and go and chase some ponies out of the car park…. Sigh…. But would not have it any other way.

Take care

Best wishes

Imogene Anglaret


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