Greetings from the New Forest!
Apologies for the late news update this month, i am not sure where the time has gone!!
Great news the bridal suite room 17 has been decorated… it looks lovely and very relaxing. The wallpaper, curtains and carpet all complement each other so i am happy!!! Although, a little bit of a creature of perfection, because the room looks so good it has highlighted the fact the private garden and conservatory need work next… this week Robert has started on the garden this week, so hopefully that will soon be tip top too.
Our vegetable garden is also starting to spring into life and we have the fantastic Tom looking after it, and so now we have tomatoes, chilies, courgettes, onions, leaks, beans and lots and lots of potatoes- so bring it on, i can’t wait to eat in the restaurant 🙂
BIG BIG OMG 2 beautiful weddings in April too, which was fantastic for all of us at Woodlands Lodge, although i am going to miss seeing them. But on the morning of both weddings we had a total horse over load in the garden… normally we laugh and its fantastic for guests, but panic set in and luckily John our head chef was able to shoo them back out the gate- all i can think is please don’t eat the flowers in the path- we have photos to take today!!!! Overall the result was good, a bit of churned up earth but most of the plants and grass remain intact.
John has been in the news too, with a great write up in the Daily Echo, revealing his Kenyan training and how he cooked for Nelson Mandela- we have a celebrity chef in our midst it seems…..
We also, have taken delivery of bicycles so we can rent them out to our guests without them having to go to the hassle of driving somewhere and then going cycling, this way our guests get to take advantage of all our cycle routes in the area and can leave the car at the hotel until it’s time to go home!
It’s nice and sunny at the moment, which is just the way i like it, and i just hope it continues, as we have a fantastic selection of New Forest Ice creams in at the moment and i need the weather as my excuse to keep eating it 🙂