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Greetings from the New Forest- December

Wow 25 days until Christmas and I can’t wait! The first of
the decorations went up today and I think I will go tree shopping tomorrow so
it will look beautiful by the weekend!

Christmas is my favourite time of year and I hope we can create
the magic of Christmas when you visit us at Woodlands Lodge.

Our Christmas lunch has sold out, except to hotel residents
and there are still a few rooms remaining, so get in touch with us soon and
book your stay and come and experience our truly classic country house Christmas!
With so many guests the atmosphere should be brilliant. We are also serving
Christmas party lunches and dinners for all sizes of groups throughout December
and January so book now to celebrate the festive season with friends and

The winter menu has been going incredibly well and we have
received some very positive feedback, and some may say it’s our best menu yet!
It is a menu that really utilises our fabulous seasonal local ingredients.

We also had a great response to the wedding show case we
held on the 20th November with 18 new couples visiting us, and
several positive enquiries resulting from the day. I must say a huge thank you
to our lovely suppliers who made the day possible for us as well as everybody
who took the time to come and visit us. It was so pleasing that we had such a
positive response, as it shows our rebranding and re working our literature,
packages and the way we host weddings is what people would like and we can’t
wait to start hosting more weddings.

We also have continued to work on our vegetable patch,
although now we are in the being patient part of the process, which is no
fun!!! I can’t wait to see the final produce….
We also still have a couple of spaces on our January vegetable course-
please see the website for more info.

Our refurbishment plan also started in November and although
slightly disruptive I am so pleased with the results. Room 10 is now looking
amazing, the new bathroom suite, tiles and paint look fresh and classic and the
new wallpaper brings the whole room to life. A big pat on the back to Kevin who
has worked hard to get us these results whilst being so careful to minimise any
disruption. Room 7 is almost there and hopefully in my next blog I can tell you
how the finished article looks- although the new carpet is dream like to walk

Overall November was a good month with 3 fabulous weddings
and the forest looking gorgeous, especially our big tree near the paddock, in
glorious yellow, orange and gold I don’t think any of our guests have been able
to resist falling in love with it.

I will next be writing in the New Year – 2012 here we come!
We hope to see you for New Year- we are offering a great evening of sumptuous
dining and entertainment, see the website for more details!

From all of us at Woodlands Lodge have a very, very Merry
Christmas and we wish you all health and happiness for the New Year.

See you soon

Imogene Anglaret


PS – Apologies if my next blog is a little delayed, as I am
expecting to give birth to our second baby around the 1st of January……
just to add a little more spice to the festive period!!

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