Well, I have spent the first few days of this month walking in the forest absolutely fantastic! Bring on the Spring and Summer…. Good bye cold winter!
February has disappeared in a flash, but has been full of progress on getting the hotel up to speed for Summer. The hall way has been finished and looks great we were even able to stop the floor boards creaking, so we can keep the charm without the niggles! We have also upgraded some of the bathrooms and taken to each room with a check list to make sure they are all as good as they can be- a long task but a worthy one and all the little things like cushions on the conservatory chairs and suitable bathroom bins have been added. Clearly, we still have a way to go until we can sit back and relax although I have a feeling that it will be a project like the Severn Bridge!! However, it’s not daunting us and we have got the painters coming in later this month to start on
the outside of the hotel!
The garden has not escaped our touches either and all the trees have had a haircut, some of them more so than others, but it all looks a lot neater and well maintained! We also have firewood for the next year all sorted.
The vegetable garden is also taking shape and we will now be reaping the rewards of hat we have sown- it’s leeks all round!!! It’s the first of many vegetables and lots
more to come in the next 8 weeks assures John Trim! Chickens are also going strong.
We have enjoyed a successful Valentine’s Day at the hotel and we dined in the restaurant ourselves and can confirm that the food was absolutely sublime, well done John, Simon and Nick! Now we are looking forward to Mother’s day and already have quite a few bookings for lunch, so don’t delay and come and join us too.
Well, that’s about all to bring everyone up to date on February from Woodlands Lodge. We hope to see you soon.