Greetings from the New Forest!
The beginning of April seems to have started where March left off, with absolutely clear blue sky and sunshine. Absolutely fantastic!
March started slowly with us unfortunately having to lose one of our General Assistants, so this put extra pressure on everyone as well as putting our refurbishment plans back a bit, as it has been all hands on deck. Our advert for a new General Assistant went out in last Fridays Lymington Times and so far we have had a great response, so fingers crossed we will find someone who is a perfect fit soon- I’ll keep you posted!
Also, we have had to get some of our drains replaced this month, not very fun and not in the schedule, nevertheless essential!!! And the lovely chaps from drain line have done a great job. One silver lining to come out of this is that our new overflow car park got the jump start it needed in being transformed from desolate bramble waste land to levelled bramble free earth, so we should be able to get this finished very soon and It will stop being the eye saw of the Woodlands Lodge 🙂
The middle to end of the month saw a change in our fortunes, with a wonderful mothering Sunday lunch- the restaurant was full and we had a lot of happy mothers leave us! We hope to welcome you all back soon.
We also hosted our first wedding of 2012, weddings are always a pleasure and we send our best wishes to the happy couple. It was also a month in which we welcomed back a previous bride and groom, although this time to celebrate some special birthdays! We have also held a 60th Wedding Anniversary party – wow & congratulations are the only words that seem appropriate and what a lovely event to be a part of.
We have just introduced our Spring menu into the restaurant and can’t wait for you to all come down and let us know what you think. Do take a walk around our vegetable
garden when you next visit- no doubt you will see someone working in there (feel free to ask how it’s going) and then when you are in the restaurant you can see the produce served, we are incredibly proud of what we have achieved so far.
See you soon!
PS only 10 days until our hotel starts to be painted- colours chosen, classic cream with a beautiful forest green for the window frames, adios yellow